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May revise means more money, restrictions for Turlock schools

Described as "the most stable fiscal footing in well over a decade," by Governor Jerry Brown, the May revision of the state's 2013-14 budget has been released, maintaining a $1.1 billion reserve.

May 21, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Hanline provides straight talk to DUSD parents

Denair Unified School District Interim Superintendent Walt Hanline faced the community at a public forum on Monday, and tackled the hard questions about the district's uncertain future.

May 21, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Local students get Ag Edventure

Over 1,400 third graders spent Friday learning where their food comes from at the fourth annual Ag Edventure Day at California State University, Stanislaus.

May 17, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Earl's Cardoso earns Teacher of the Year honors

Dennis Earl Elementary third grade teacher Michelle Cardoso strives to take her students' learning beyond the classroom and into the community.

May 17, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Walnut teacher earns county's top education honors

Jamie Garner, a sixth grade teacher for the Discovery Math Science Program at Walnut Elementary, has long been a treasured educator to her students. Now, Garner's exemplary teaching has also earned her the title of 2013 Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year for the 4th-6th grade division.

May 14, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Warrior Day 2013

California State University, Stanislaus students celebrated the end of another year at Warrior Day on Friday. This annual campus party was almost canceled last year due to concerns about alcohol sales and consumption. In 2012, a scaled-down, student-only event was put together at short notice.

May 10, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Education

CSU Stanislaus interim president may soon become permanent

An open forum was held at California State University, Stanislaus on Monday to discuss the potential permanency of Interim President Joseph Sheley. University students, trustees and department heads evaluated Sheley's performance, pointing out both the good and areas in need of improvement throughout the campus.

May 10, 2013 | BY REMY GROSS The Signal | Education

More cuts in store for Denair schools

Denair Unified's new interim superintendent didn't pull any punches during Thursday's board of trustees meeting, calling for even more cuts to help fix the district's financial problems. He also, however, rescinded previous teacher lay-offs that didn't "make sense" to him.

May 10, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Playground to parking lot

While students across Turlock have been enjoying the warm spring weather during recess and physical education time, students at Julien Elementary have been watching the bulldozing of their playground. The Julien construction plan, which includes the creation of a new parking lot, is a point of contention between a group of parents and Turlock Unified School District administration.

May 10, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Sacred Heart students learn the pioneer way

Fourth and fifth graders at Sacred Heart Elementary School will take a step back in time to the pioneer days as part of the Yosemite Environmental Living Program. During an overnight visit at Yosemite on May 20, students will confront the problems of the pioneers by performing tasks such as cooking, blacksmithing, spinning, candle dipping, covered wagon packing, square dancing and craft making - all without electricity.

May 07, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Local dairywoman donates $1 million to UC Merced

When it comes to educational opportunities, Turlock native Margo Souza believes that it is better to give than to receive.

May 07, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education

TUSD prepares for shift in classroom instruction

As public schools across the country transition to the new Common Core Standards, which will change the way math and reading are taught nationwide, the Turlock Unified School District is already adopting the approach by building a foundation for a better tomorrow for its students.

May 07, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Proposed smoking ban passes at CSU Stanislaus

A proposed mandate to ban smoking passed with 69 percent in California State University, Stanislaus' recent Associated Students Inc. elections.

May 03, 2013 | BY REMY GROSS The Signal | Education

Career Fair puts Pitman students on the right path

Pitman High School junior Trevor Knudsen came to the 4th annual Career Fair on Wednesday with pressing questions about his future.

May 03, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Passion for music

The piano notes that flow from Neve Foresti's fingers tell the story of a young woman whose passion for life centers around music. At her short 13 years of age, Foresti, a resident of Denair, has achieved musical excellence and will soon put her abilities on display as she will be attending the prestigious Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy.

May 03, 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

Annual conference to teach students how to be friends, leaders

Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Director Vicki Bauman believes that the best way to communicate with a student about mental health and ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Osborn parents begin preparations for sixth grade move to Dutcher

With the highly debated move of Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy sixth graders to Dutcher Middle School less than a year away, principals from both sites ...

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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