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Remedial classes eliminated in new CSU policy

In a sweeping policy change issued by the California State University last week, incoming students who are found to be unprepared for college-level English and math will no longer be required to take traditional remedial classes before beginning their general education.

August 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Technology is key in TUSD classrooms

When Walnut Elementary School teacher Bret Sutterley began teaching in 1979, it was rare to find a computer in a home, let alone a classroom. Flash forward to 2017, however, and the fifth grade instructor has learned to incorporate technology into nearly every lesson, whether it be treating students to a video chat with a scientist that is half way across the country, or using a computer to create a multimedia presentation.

August 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Wakefield Head Start project nearing completion

The year 2017 is one that has involved plenty of change for Wakefield Elementary School, and more is still to come. As Turlock Unified School District's improvements to the site's Head Start program inch closer and closer to completion, the Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a bid for construction on the Wakefield Kindergarten Relocation Project, which is expected to begin within the next two weeks.

August 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD addresses cyberbullying, suicide with video series

In the past, teachers had to worry about how to stop bullying in the classroom and on the playground, but now, there is an entire world online where students are free to message, post and stream whatever they want, whenever they want. To prevent bullying on the world wide web, Turlock Unified School District is working to develop a series of videos which address cyberbullying, digital footprint, internet safety and suicide, connecting students to resources and raise awareness of acceptable online behavior.

July 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Merced College’s Fishman named state’s Outstanding Ag Teacher for 2017

In his 20 years teaching at Merced College, Darol Fishman said he's never missed one of the California Agriculture Teachers Association's annual conferences.

July 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


MJC Agriculture honored with Hall of Fame induction

Modesto Junior College's Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Division will be inducted into the National Ag Science Center's Ag Hall of Fame during their Induction Ceremony and Gala on Nov. 3.

July 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Engineering camp to give kids hands-on experience

Kids can spend four days this summer building bridges, rollercoasters and skyscrapers as part of a STEM Engineering Camp, hosted by the Dr. Sundar Math Center and featuring lessons from the first female engineer to own her own firm.

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stan State to launch smoke-free initiative

Beginning Sept. 1, those smoking a cigarette on the Stanislaus State campus will be asked to put it out – not "butts" about it.

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


SCOE seeks donations for Operation Backpack

The start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children, but for homeless children, this is a time open to emotional and academic challenges. Without even the most basic supplies, these students start at a disadvantage that only gets worse as the school year progresses. The Stanislaus County Office of Education aims to provide local homeless and at-risk youth with new backpacks and school supplies – tools they need to achieve academic success - through Operation Backpack.

July 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Money magazine puts Stan State atop ‘value added’ list

Stanislaus State has once again received national acclaim, as Money magazine has ranked the university as the nation's top "value-added" public college on its list of "Value-Added All-Stars."

July 11, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair Charter Academy welcomes new principal

From high school dropout to Denair Charter Academy's newest principal, David Naranjo is certainly someone who students can look up to. He serves as living proof that difficult family, financial circumstances or poor decisions do not have to dictate the rest of their lives, and as principal, Naranjo hopes to be a role model for his independent study high school students.

July 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Top priorities for student success finalized in LCAP

The Turlock Unified School District plans to add numerous new positions and courses at schools throughout the city as part of the 2017-2018 through 2019-2020 Local Control and Accountability Plan, which was approved by the Board of Trustees at their June 20 meeting.

July 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denair grad honored with prestigious agricultural award

Recent Denair High School graduate Kyle Prock was born and raised in the small, rural town just east of Turlock, so he knows a thing or two about agriculture. His family owns and operates a dairy and beef ranch, and Prock's grandfather and uncles were involved in Future Farmers of America in high school, even serving as officers. So, it was no surprise when Prock was recently presented the school's highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award.

June 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Extended day kindergarten coming to Crowell School

A pilot program at Crowell Elementary School will provide additional learning time for students in the campus' transitional kindergarten and kindergarten classes during the 2017-2018 school year, due in part to both a desire from the community as well as willing administration and staff looking to create more opportunities for students.

June 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock school board welcomes new trustee

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees embraced a new face at their meeting Tuesday night, voting to accept a provisional appointment of longtime educator and Turlock resident Mark Walker as the Board's Area 6 Trustee.

June 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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Protestors interrupt president’s speech at Stan State

While many have looked to President Donald Trump for a response to recent white supremacist rallies which have resulted in violence around the country, a ...

August 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Move In Day

Over 600 students moved in to the Stanislaus State dorms on Wednesday, bringing with them boxes, school supplies and an appetite for independence.

August 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD students get a safe start to new school year

The first day of school is an exciting day for everyone, whether you're a parent, teacher or student, but for Sumeet Singh, the day ...

August 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Dual credit courses allow Turlock Christian students to get ahead

Students at Turlock Christian High School will be able to get a jumpstart on their college educations this year, thanks to a new variety of ...

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD welcomes 57 new teachers

With a new school year comes new instructors, and Wednesday morning Turlock Unified School District's 57 newest members were met with a warm reception ...

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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