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Students ready to be back in class

Four-year-old McKenna Bumgardner spent all summer long going over the alphabet and counting numbers to prepare for her first day of kindergarten at Brown Elementary School.

August 20, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock schools welcome largest class of new teachers in recent history

Sevan Aydenian spent all day Friday making sure everything would be ready for her first day of first grade at Cunningham Elementary. She organized her crayons, construction paper, pencils and erasers. She mentally prepared to meet 22 new friends and begin an academic year full of new experiences.

August 16, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Education


TUSD students drop in STAR test scores

The Turlock Unified School District had a slight drop in core academics, according to the 2013 Standardized Testing and Reporting released by the California Department of Education last Thursday.

August 13, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Denair school board votes in favor of cuts, despite court ruling

"Are they paying you?"

August 13, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Education


More cuts needed at Denair schools

The financial situation for Denair Unified School District is going from bad to worse, as the updated budget was revealed on Thursday.

August 09, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Peterson to continue leadership at Turlock High

When students at Turlock High School return to class in a few weeks, they'll see a familiar face as the lead administrator.

August 06, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


TUSD board appoints Barney Gordon to fill Welch's term

Barney Gordon was appointed on Tuesday to replace former Turlock Unified School District Trustee Grady Welch, who resigned his post in July with more than two years left in his term. Gordon was one of four candidates who were publicly interviewed at Tuesday's board meeting.

August 06, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Budget woes, molding next generation all part of being a school trustee

America's democratic government relies on citizens to volunteer their time to serve in leadership positions for the well-being of their communities. The position of school district trustee is one of the most important elected offices in every city, as education is the key to creating prosperous communities.

July 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Local veteran sets sights on nursing program

As a Merced College instructor, one of my greatest privileges is working with our student veterans, many of whom are using their GI Bill benefits to prepare themselves for an increasingly competitive job market.

July 26, 2013 | BY CARY COBURN Community contributor | Education


Office of Education holds backpack drive for homeless students

In partnership with Volunteers of America's annual Operation Backpack campaign, the Stanislaus County Office of Education is collecting new backpacks and school supplies on behalf of homeless students throughout Stanislaus County.

July 23, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Freedom writer comes to Valley

Manuel Scott, an original freedom writer whose story is told in a 2007 Hollywood film, is coming to Modesto to share his story of struggle and success to inspire the youth.

July 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Earl's Cardoso moves on to state Teacher of the Year contest

A Dennis Earl Elementary third grade teacher is one step closer to becoming the 2013 Teacher of the Year.

July 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Geometry camp offers head start for students

Most students shut their textbooks and retire their math skills at the end of the school year. But 32 dedicated students took advantage of the summer break to boost their geometry skills.

July 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Da Marto earns accolades from national school superintendents

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny Da Marto was named one of five finalists for the 2013 National Superintendent of the Year award by the National Association of School Superintendents.

July 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Denair schools cut more teachers

Despite missing a crucial deadline to send out teacher layoff notices, the Denair Unified School District cut more employee hours and positions in an effort to avoid a state takeover.

July 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Ready for the Easter parade

Pitman High student Jazmyn Monares presented Salvation Army Major Debi Shrum with one of the 24 spring dresses that were handmade by Anne Cornell's Fashion Class. The Kiwanis Club of Turlock has been donating fabric to the Fashion Class to make dresses for the Salvation Army twice a year - just before Christmas and Easter - since 2002. The dresses will be given to kids in the Army's after-school program or to parents who have children that are receiving social services from the Salvation Army.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock student Kate Ogden explores new depths

To become a certified scuba diver, one must have both the knowledge of the fundamental principles of scuba diving and the expertise to master basic scuba skills through confined water dives and open water dives.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


A Renaissance education

Dutcher Middle School expanded its interactive history endeavors on Tuesday with its first ever Renaissance Day for seventh grade students. During the event, students expanded their knowledge on a variety of Renaissance-related activities including wheat weaving, poppet making, medicine and falconry-all of which tied into the students' World History curriculum. The school's history activities will carry on today with interactive lessons on United States History curriculum during Dutcher's traditional Civil War Day for eighth graders, where students will learn more about Civil War weaponry, marching drills and games.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Young authors receive motivation for literary futures

"When you hear the word 'author' you may only associate it with adults, but what many people don't realize is that anyone with a love of writing and a lot of perseverance can become an author if they set their mind to it-no matter what age they are."

March 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


University hosts 20th annual Cesar Chavez Celebration

The gratitude felt towards activist Cesar Chavez, who dedicated his life to improve the treatment, pay and working conditions of farm workers, was clearly demonstrated by California State University, Stanislaus when just one year after his death in 1993, the university organized what would be its first annual Cesar Chavez Celebration.

March 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Educating the next generation of nurses

California State University, Stanislaus student Erick Padilla had no idea that all the afternoons he spent after school waiting for his dad to pick him up from Oak Valley Hospital would ultimately inspire him to become a nurse.

March 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students hone their career path at Occupational Olympics

What do robots, fashionable clothing, and flowers all have in common?

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Young filmmaker attends White House screening

If asked one year ago whether or not she could imagine herself at the White House with President Barack Obama watching a short film she had made, Erin Benning would have most likely laughed.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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