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Palin paid $75,000 to speak at Stanislaus

The California State University, Stanislaus Foundation revealed Friday that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was paid $75,000 to speak at the June 25 50th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser.

July 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Local student gets dose of the military life

As a junior at Turlock High School, Devin Day has already taken some major leaps to jump start his future endeavors after his high school days are finished.

July 13, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock educator competes for state Teacher of the Year title

Creative lesson plans in her college marketing class sparked Dennis Earl Elementary teacher Kristen Leigh's successful teaching career that has landed her a spot in the 2010 California Teacher of the Year competition.

July 13, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Fun with chemistry

Students in Koni Stone's Chemistry in the Classroom course at California State University, Stanislaus took their turn as teachers on Friday afternoon. They demonstrated easy science experiments that can be done with household products to kids in the Turlock Recreation Department's summer camp at Pitman High School. The CSU Stanislaus students taught the campers all about molecules and guided them through the experiments. For some of these future teachers, this was a first-time experience with leading younger kids. Service learning projects are designed to give university students hands-on experience and real-world learning while they volunteer in the community.

July 09, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Young writers hone their skills at summer camp

For many middle school students, writing is a task best relegated to the school year. Putting pen to paper is a homework chore, not a leisure time activity.

July 09, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


TUSD makes changes in special education

Two big changes are working their way into the special education department in the Turlock Unified School District starting with the 2010/2011 school year in an effort to better meet the needs of the students.

July 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Hilmar Cheese Company donates to UC Davis milk processing research facility

The Hilmar Cheese Company announced last week it would donate $250,000 to aid in the construction of the new August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory at the University of California, Davis.

June 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced students return from Harvard

The inaugural, weeklong, Harvard University-based Latino Leadership Initiative has come to an end and the six UC Merced students chosen to attend have returned to the Central Valley.

June 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced names new Dean of Engineering

The University of California, Merced named E. Daniel Hirleman, currently head of Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering, as the new UC Merced Dean of Engineering on Monday. Hirleman will assume his post on Oct. 1.

June 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


School district looks to partner with local farmers for fresh produce

Local produce has become a popular choice in school cafeterias around California and the Turlock Unified School District has decided to move in a similar direction.

June 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Palin to speak at sold out gala on Friday

After months of anticipation, former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin will come to Turlock this week to speak at a California State University, Stanislaus fundraiser.

June 22, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


New and improved Joe Debely Stadium set to open Aug. 26

Construction at Joe Debely Stadium continues on and is on schedule to be finished before the first high school football game of the 2010-2011 season on Aug. 27.

June 22, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Area schools named finalists in Governor’s Challenge

Taking full advantage of intramural sports is one of the activities that has put Osborn and Brown elementary schools on the list of Stanislaus County finalists for the Governor's Challenge for Fit for the Future.

June 22, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Denair school district sells surplus items in eBay auction

After years of transporting a slew of items from desks to cabinets to different school sites, the Denair Unified School District has decided to rid themselves of their unused items and give them a better home to eBay users.

June 22, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


School district rescinds all classified pink slips

People say that the third time is a charm and after three attempts to rescind all pink slips, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees finally rescinded all classified layoff notices at their special meeting on Friday.

June 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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Turlock schools go red

Schools throughout Turlock Unified School District have been looking significantly redder this week and it's not due to early Christmas decorations. In fact, the extra hues of red throughout the district can be attributed to Red Ribbon Week, a week-long event that encourages students to be drug free.

October 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


School district responds to concerns regarding Common Core math

Two weeks after parents and community members voiced their concerns about the Turlock Unified School District's lack of an accelerated math course at the junior high level, TUSD has Common Core Math 7 Honors and Common Core Math 8 Honors courses in the works.

October 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Head Start celebrates half a century of academic success

Crowell Elementary School's Head Start Program has not only prevailed through recent budget cuts, it has thrived. According to coordinator of Turlock Unified School District Early Education Programs Judy Huerta, whatever funding they lost due to budget cuts, they have gotten back in recent years.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman band urges district to allow use of charter buses

The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District's meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman hosts squealing event for breast cancer awareness

Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school's Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi Board member facing retaliation from community members

With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman students offer local Halloween fun

Those looking for a scary good time before Halloween need not look further than Turlock, thanks to Pitman High School's Athletic Booster Club, Drama Club, and collaborating art students.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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