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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Dennis Earl Elementary third grade teacher is one step closer to becoming the 2013 Teacher of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
When Pitman High School graduate Gabbie Khasha walked to the podium to receive her diploma, she thought she was taking the first step on the path to higher education. But as her college starting date approaches, the financial burden and reality of the cost of tuition is throwing a roadblock in her future.
Despite questions of legality, recent teacher layoff notices issued by Denair Unified School District will not be rescinded - and even more positions are set to be cut, according to DUSD interim superintendent.
Bringing home eight first place awards and a best of show from the California State Fair has made it the best year so far for the Turlock High School FFA Ag Mechanics team.
The search is on for a new Turlock Unified School District Trustee after Grady Welch resigned his seat last week.
Speaking eloquently in a professional setting can be nerve-wrecking, even for some of the business world's top leaders. But not for Pitman High senior Ashlyn Inman.
Working from sunrise until the wee hours of the next morning has become a normal summer day for Turlock High FFA members as they put the finishing touches on their welding projects for the California State Fair.
Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy hosted its annual Dia del Niño celebration on Friday, where students and their families participated in various activities, ate food, and explored the campus. According to Principal Ed Ewing, the purpose of the event is to give parents the opportunity to celebrate their children and show them that they care.
The students have voted, the results are in, and Turlock High School has officially named new Associated Student Body President Andy Orozco, Vice President Chris Silva, Spirit Leaders Payton Steeley and Jojo Cippioneri, School Board Representative Patrick Shields, Treasurer Colby McCann and Secretary Taylor Jordao.
For nearly a decade, Turlock Unified School District Head Start Program family service workers have partnered with Brett Forray and Julie Fox from the CSU Stanislaus Office of Service Learning and Larry Reynolds from the CSU Stanislaus Athletic Program to host the annual Family Fitness Day. According to Head Start coordinator Judy Huerta, the purpose of this event is to inform and educate parents on the importance of their children's health and to encourage the incorporation of physical activity at home.
When sitting down at a formal dining event, it can be overwhelming trying to remember all of the proper etiquette-especially if the formal dining event also happens to be a job interview.
When Turlock Unified School District officially made the decision in March to consider moving dual immersion sixth grades to Dutcher Middle School as part of Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy's expansion, it became clear that the middle school needed to make some room.
Year after year, Love Turlock aims to help those in need in meaningful and practical ways throughout the community, but this year a new partnership will allow the event to take it one step further.
Just as Turlock Unified School District was getting accustomed to fervent discussions regarding the upcoming expansion of the Dual Immersion Program at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy, an informational update encompassing the expansion's timeline was quietly met without protest during Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting.
Graduation is just around the corner and if this year is anything like the past five years, more and more students will be receiving their diplomas to reflect the rise of graduation rates seen throughout California.
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