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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 | Jay Bhatia | 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 | Jay Bhatia | 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 presentation shines a light on autism

"Pick one goal and build success for you as well as your child with autism."

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSUS engages campus-wide writing program

Amidst the figurative whirlwind of essay prompts and research papers, any college student would agree with California State University, Stanislaus that greatness, especially at the university level, relies on writing.

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Sierra Yandell embodies respect, inspires others

Julien Elementary School sixth grader Sierra Yandell knows that it is just as important to respect oneself as it is to respect others.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD passes on Common Core math text books

Common Core aligned math textbooks will still be missing from bookshelves in Turlock elementary schools as Turlock Unified School District has made the decision not to pilot math instructional material at this time due to significant curriculum gaps in available programs.

February 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Field trip makes dental health fun

Although a field trip to the dentist might seem like a less than desirable idea to most, those who were at First Step Dental on Friday would quickly disagree.

February 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


The show must go on: Student groups seek other venues for spring performances

It is a common saying in show business that-even faced with adversity-the show must go on.

February 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus to host Motley Fool co-founder, Title IX expert

California State University, Stanislaus is set to welcome two crowd-pleasing speakers next week that are guaranteed to present a new twist on finances and gender equality.

February 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD approves layoffs, new graduation requirements

Reductions equivalent to two full time teaching positions at Denair High School are scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year due to less than expected enrollment.

February 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD approves significant raise for administration, management

In an effort to attract and retain the best possible employees for Turlock Unified School District, the Board of Trustees approved a salary schedule and supplementary raise for administrative positions on Tuesday-one of which was met with opposition among the Board and community members.

February 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Bleak enrollment puts NJROTC program in jeopardy

It goes without saying that the Turlock High School Navy Junior Reserves Officers Training Corps program provides nothing but rewarding experiences for all members.

February 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC hosts book reading featuring Author Alan Davis

As part of Modesto Junior College's Visiting Author Series, author of "So Bravely Vegetative" Alan Davis read selections of his book at no charge to the public.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


“Dark Girls” documentary screening at MJC

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project will present a screening of the documentary film "Dark Girls" as part of its Spring Film and Lecture Series.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Merced College kicks off performance and lecture series

Merced College's spring semester Performance and Lecture Series will commence with "Dangerous History: Korea, Love, and the Japanese American Internment" with history professor Michael Lorenz.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD to consider layoffs for next year

Denair Unified School District will discuss potential layoffs for the 2015-2016 academic year, as well as provide an early notification incentive for veteran teachers considering retirement.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD enlists help of 10 East for pizza lunches

Turlock High School and Pitman High School students looking for an equally healthy and tasty alternative to their typical idea of lunch need not look further than a specialized brick oven set up by 10 East Kitchen & Tap House right on campus.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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