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Extreme makeover: Denair Unified edition

It's been three months since Denair Unified appointed Walt Hanline to take over its troubled school district. After countless special board meetings and dozens of layoffs, the district is now making fundamental changes through staff and administration restructuring.

June 21, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Pitman band director named All-Star Teacher, receives $20k award

The Pitman High School community already knows how dedicated band director Ruben Modesto is to his students, but now his excellence in education is being recognized beyond Turlock as he was named the Comcast Sportsnet 2013 All-Star Teacher. Modesto was presented a $20,000 check at today's San Francisco Giants game.

June 19, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Education

Workshop empowers young writers, mathematicians

For many young students, writing is daunting task. Putting pen to paper is a homework chore, not a leisure time activity.

June 14, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

CSU Stanislaus parking lot gets facelift

Those driving down Monte Vista Avenue may have noticed that the parking lot on the southwest side of the CSU Stanislaus campus is a bit of a mess.

June 13, 2013 | | Education

Parents, students should expect tighter security at Turlock schools come fall

Security will be much tighter at all Turlock Unified School District campuses after the Board of Trustees approved a new comprehensive school site safety plan at Tuesday's board meeting.

June 11, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Higher fencing, ID badges part of new school safety plan

After six months of extensive research and planning, the Turlock Unified School District finally released its comprehensive school site safety plan to be reviewed and voted on at Tuesday's board meeting.

June 07, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Backpack drive aims to help Valley students

Nearly 400 students from Stanislaus County will be given a jump start for next school years thanks to the Hughson Family Resource Center. The HGRC is gearing up for its annual Backpack Drive to provide school supplies to children in need.

June 06, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Denair school employees learn of layoffs at board meeting

Tensions ran high Wednesday night as the Denair Unified School Board of Trustees voted to lay off more support staff.

June 06, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Promise Scholars helps former foster youth achieve education goals

From an early age, Long Beach native Jade Mosely faced many obstacles. She was removed from her birth parents who were battling drug addiction and raised by the foster care system. Her challenges could have easily stopped her from her pursuing her goals but last week she graduated with a bachelor's degree from California State University, Stanislaus.

June 04, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Stanislaus graduates hit the ground running

Everyone in the 2013 graduating class from California State University, Stanislaus had a long journey before they crossed the platform to accept their diplomas on Friday.

May 31, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Graduates 'optimistic' about future, finds survey

Hundreds of graduates from Turlock, Pitman, Turlock Christian and Denair high schools donned traditional cap and gowns to receive their diplomas this week, joining their classmates in commencement ceremonies that have been held throughout the week and will continue into early June.

May 31, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Colin Kaepernick bids farewell to former coach at Pitman commencement

There is a special relationship that exists between a player and a coach. Just ask NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The former Pitman High student returned to his alma mater during Thursday night's commencement ceremony in a surprise appearance to pay tribute to his longtime mentor and friend, Brandon Harris.

May 31, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Renshaw honored for years of dedication to TUSD

In the past 25 years, Turlock resident Felica Renshaw has spent over 500,000 hours working in schools within the Turlock Unified School District. Her hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed, as she was named the district's 2013 Volunteer of the Year.

May 28, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Down on the Dennis Earl farm

Students at Dennis Earl Elementary welcomed a few special guests on Tuesday, as Principal Tami Truax brought a few animals from her farm to visit. Students eagerly lined up to pet ponies, alpacas and other farm animals in a safe and supervised environment. Although the small grass field at Dennis Earl wasn't a full fledged zoo, the smiles on the curious faces of the students, definitely made for something special.

May 28, 2013 | | Education

CSU Trustees name Sheley president of Stanislaus

The California State University Board of Trustees has decided to look no further for top leadership at Turlock's CSU Stanislaus campus. The trustees appointed Joseph F. Sheley the permanent president of California State University, Stanislaus; Sheley has held the position as interim since June 2012.

May 24, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

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TUSD continues to explore bussing options for Osborn sixth grade move to Dutcher

The uncertainty of whether or not transportation will be provided next year for Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy sixth graders that will be relocated to Dutcher ...

October 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Stanislaus State program for underserved students to sunset this year

Although funding for the Program for Academic & Career Excellence program at Stanislaus State is slated to end this year, the success that it has helped ...

October 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Denair Unified opposed to boundary line change

A proposal by a Turlock housing developer to redraw the boundary line between Turlock Unified School District and Denair Unified School District has outraged the ...

October 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Meeting the next generation of leaders

Although they have yet to graduate high school, Turlock Unified School District students got a taste of what it takes to lead the City of ...

October 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Walnut fifth graders size up Monterey sand crabs for research project

Walnut Elementary School fifth graders in Bret Sutterley and Dave Sutton's classes were more than prepared to ditch their desks for the beach earlier ...

October 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

TUSD gives pay bump, increased benefit cap to employees

Despite a slightly lower salary increase from last year, many teachers and employees of Turlock Unified School District still rejoiced on Tuesday following the Board ...

October 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

TUSD narrows down candidates for vacant school board seats

After what can only be described as a nail-biting candidate filing process for Turlock Unified School District's Trustee Area 7, Board members will consider ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

A school meal worth waiting for

With cafeterias throughout Turlock Unified School District serving platefuls of rotisserie chicken, smothered burritos and barbecued tri-tip, one thing is for certain: the days of ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Science Saturday to blend art, chemistry for aspiring scientists

Stanislaus State will kick off National Chemistry Week by teaching sixth and seventh graders that the wonders of science are not only discoverable in the ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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