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TUSD lays off 10 state preschool aides

With an uncertain state budget picture and a potential reduction in funding looming, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to issue layoff notices to the 10 paraprofessionals employed in the district's state preschool program.

May 17, 2011 | | Education

Merced College launches solar power program

The Merced College Electronics Technology program will be adding a solar panel installation class to its curriculum next fall with hopes of eventually creating an entire certificate or degree program in coming years.

May 17, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Walnut student earns national accolades for essay

Walnut Elementary third grader Julianna Cole, 8, received national recognition recently for an essay she wrote about when her grandmother and grandfather first met and fell in love.

May 17, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Pitman senior hasn’t missed a day of school in 13 years

When Stephanie Scott was in kindergarten she almost missed a day of school. Her mother, Debbie, was leading her out of the house when Stephanie got sick all over the floor. Debbie told her she needed to stay home but Stephanie insisted she go to school, and she did.

May 17, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Higher ed takes another hit in revised budget

Though K-12 education funding earned some reprieve in Gov. Jerry Brown's May budget revision, California's college systems are left wanting.

May 17, 2011 | | Education

TUSD Board to consider 10 state preschool layoffs at Tuesday meeting

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Directors will likely make a decision regarding 10 layoffs to state preschool teacher aides and para-professionals during Tuesday's board meeting at the Performing Arts Building at Turlock High School.

May 13, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Denair ag day

Denair students got a better look at the agriculture industry and related businesses on Friday. A variety of organizations had exhibits including a FFA petting zoo, Foster Farms chicks and a roping demonstration by Frank Ford.

May 13, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education

Crowell 6th grader has a caring heart

May Character Counts Student: Mareena Daleth, Crowell Elementary

May 13, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

UC Merced replacement chancellor nominated

Current Georgia College and State University President Dorothy Leland has been recommended as the future chancellor of the University of California Merced, UC President Mark G. Yudof announced Tuesday.

May 13, 2011 | | Education

Veterans bring history to life for Pitman students

Any historian will tell you that the best way to get the most accurate account of a story is straight from the horse's mouth - the people that lived it. For hundreds of Pitman High School students history came alive Thursday during a special visit from World War II and Vietnam veterans promoting peace, historical awareness and appreciation of the United States.

May 13, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Second graders welcome home Marine pen pal

One second grade class at Julien Elementary School had a unique visitor on Friday morning. Marti Brown's students have been corresponding with U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Charles Hernandez since around Thanksgiving, and on Friday he came to meet them all in person.

May 13, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education

Parents protest Head Start layoffs

A group of about a dozen parents protested Friday outside the Cunningham Elementary Head Start preschool.

May 13, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Teachers amp up for Capital rally for education

Several hundred teachers from Stanislaus County school districts rallied Monday afternoon outside California Assembly member Kristin Olsen's office and on the corner of Standiford and Tully Road in Modesto.

May 10, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

CSU prepares ‘scorched earth budget’

With the state budget still unresolved, the California State University system is planning for the worst with a "scorched earth budget that would devastate the institution," according to CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed.

May 10, 2011 | | Education


Crowell Elementary School raised $3,000 this year at their annual jog-a-thon, which will go toward enrichment programs, student activities and assemblies. Last year's fundraiser helped buy a new 1/8-mile dirt track at Crowell.

May 06, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

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Meeting the next generation of leaders

Although they have yet to graduate high school, Turlock Unified School District students got a taste of what it takes to lead the City of ...

October 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Walnut fifth graders size up Monterey sand crabs for research project

Walnut Elementary School fifth graders in Bret Sutterley and Dave Sutton's classes were more than prepared to ditch their desks for the beach earlier ...

October 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

TUSD gives pay bump, increased benefit cap to employees

Despite a slightly lower salary increase from last year, many teachers and employees of Turlock Unified School District still rejoiced on Tuesday following the Board ...

October 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

TUSD narrows down candidates for vacant school board seats

After what can only be described as a nail-biting candidate filing process for Turlock Unified School District's Trustee Area 7, Board members will consider ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

A school meal worth waiting for

With cafeterias throughout Turlock Unified School District serving platefuls of rotisserie chicken, smothered burritos and barbecued tri-tip, one thing is for certain: the days of ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Science Saturday to blend art, chemistry for aspiring scientists

Stanislaus State will kick off National Chemistry Week by teaching sixth and seventh graders that the wonders of science are not only discoverable in the ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Annual conference to teach students how to be friends, leaders

Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Director Vicki Bauman believes that the best way to communicate with a student about mental health and ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Osborn parents begin preparations for sixth grade move to Dutcher

With the highly debated move of Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy sixth graders to Dutcher Middle School less than a year away, principals from both sites ...

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Pool chemical mishap brings hazmat team to Turlock High

A pool chemical supplier accidently pumped acid into the chlorine tank at the Turlock High Pool on Tuesday, prompting the evacuation of nearby classrooms.

September 29, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


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