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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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County education office receives settlement from Office Depot

A recent settlement approved by a California judge has rewarded the Stanislaus County Office of Education with $164,271 from Office Depot, after the store was found to have violated the California False Claims Act by overcharging California government entities for office and classroom supplies.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Modernization projects exhaust school bond funds

Modernization has been the buzzword throughout Turlock Unified School District as numerous school sites have undergone construction in one way or another, all thanks in part to bond funding from Measure Y and Measure Z.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair charts new path for elementary education

The Denair Unified School District is looking to pull from the strengths of its existing traditional elementary school and Denair Academic Avenues, a charter school formed in 2010, by creating a brand new primary charter program.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD enlists transportation services of Storer

After soliciting bids from quailed pupil transportation companies in the region, Denair Unified School has turned to Storer Coachways in an effort to provide drivers to operate four of the District's buses for the remainder of the school year.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC to offer Bachelor of Science degree program in 2017

Modesto Junior College can finally breathe easier as it has been selected as one of the 15 California Community Colleges to pilot four-year bachelor degrees as early as 2017.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Osborn expansion proposal met with criticism

Turlock Unified School District's proposal to expand Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy's dual immersion program took many parents and community members by surprise last week, as was demonstrated by a packed Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday.

January 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


FBI academy open to students

The Federal Bureau of Investigations has a new local target: high school juniors.

January 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Education


CSU Stanislaus, UC Merced recognized for community engagement

In a region where it is hard to decipher between a university and the community it serves, it comes as no surprise that both California State University, Stanislaus and University of California, Merced have been recognized for their community outreach with the Carnegie Foundation's 2015 Community Engagement Classification.

January 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD to discuss Osborn expansion options

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees will consider making some major changes to the Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy at their next meeting on Tuesday.

January 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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