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U.S. News ranks UC Merced No. 1 in the nation for financial aid

The University of California, Merced, is the No. 1 public university in the nation for financial aid given to first-year students - and a strong performer in graduation and retention rates - according to the U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges" rankings released Tuesday.

September 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Pitman to host first-ever marching band competition

The Pitman High School Marching Pride will be joined by 19 other bands at the end of the month for a parade like no other – the first annual Pitman Preview of Champions band review.

September 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Forest fires keep students from camp

Several fires burning in California's mountains have already caused a Turlock Unified School District campus to reschedule its annual Sixth Grade Camp, and this week, Turlock Christian junior high and high schools were forced to host a retreat for students here at home as flames continue to threaten their woodland escape, Sugar Pine Christian Camp.

September 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denair students inspired by Rachel’s Challenge

"Only kindness matters."

September 08, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


FOCUS Program helps kids exposed to trauma

"Handle with care." Those three small words can have a huge impact on students throughout Turlock Unified School District who may have been exposed to violence or trauma, thanks to a program that has quietly worked to help lessen the effects of traumatic experiences on children throughout Stanislaus County over the past year and a half.

September 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denair students drive into senior year with personalized parking spaces

Most seniors are well-versed in the traditions that come as part of their final year in high school, but this week, Denair High School's oldest students were able to enjoy a brand-new custom when they transformed their bland, asphalt-covered parking spaces into colorful and personalized works of art.

September 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Keyes Head Start recovers from fire with new building

Over a year after a devastating fire destroyed its home on North Nunes Road, the Keyes Head Start Program has risen from the ashes.

August 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


New year, new look for Stan State gym

The athletics program at Stanislaus State has seen plenty of success over the years, and improvements to the sports facilities around campus reflect those achievements, from new stadium seating at Warrior Baseball Field to the school's state-of-the-art soccer field and track. The home of the school's basketball and volleyball teams, Ed & Bertha Fitzpatrick Arena, is the latest venue to receive a makeover, costing nearly $1 million.

August 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Cunningham launches school-wide ag science program

When Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Dana Trevethan requested that each elementary school in the district develop their own "brand" for the 2017-2018 school year, Cunningham Elementary School Principal Tami Truax knew just what to pick. Agriculture is at the heart of Turlock's community and also surrounds the campus, with grazing horses and crop-tending farmers just a minute's drive away from the school. Now, the school is heading into its first year as a campus with a focus on Agriculture Science, and Truax couldn't be more excited.

August 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock High takes part in solar history

The entire Turlock High School student body made its way out to Joe Debeley Stadium Monday morning to watch the eclipse as part of a special educational activity planned by Science teacher Ryan Hollister. Thanks to Hollister's relationship with Science Friday, a Public Radio International program, he was able to secure 2,600 solar eclipse glasses so that over 2,400 THS students could watch the solar event safely.

August 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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 group of Stanislaus State students are calling on a different president, University President Ellen Junn, to take action against student Nathan Damigo, a well-known white supremacist who helped to organize rallies in both Charlottesville and Berkeley.

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 held extra significance this year. Monday was Singh's first day as Walnut Elementary School's newest principal, and already, he feels at home.

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 dual credit courses that will be taught on campus.

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 at New Teacher Orientation, where they learned the ins and outs of the District in preparation for the first day of school.

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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Merced College ready to unveil Veterans’ Center

Merced College is preparing for a ribbon cutting on their newly remodeled Veterans Resource Center, which was designed with the mission of giving veterans their ...

September 22, 2017 | | Education


Pitman High FFA sees growth

At the end of the last school year Pitman High School FFA students made their voices heard during a Turlock Unified School District Board of ...

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


BIG-HEARTED BOOT CAMP

The 5th and 6th grade students at Brown Elementary School came together to plan a school-wide fundraiser for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Friday ...

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Big-hearted boot camp

The 5th and 6th grade students at Brown Elementary School came together to plan a school-wide fundraiser for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Friday ...

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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