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TUSD looks to improve substitute teaching coverage

When Grady Welch was elected to the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees one of his major concerns was what he was hearing from school teachers and administrators about a lack of substitute teachers.

January 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU trustees cap presidential compensation

In response to concerns over rapidly escalating executive pay, the California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday moved to cap presidential compensation.

January 27, 2012 | | Education


TUSD lunches already close to new USDA mandates

School cafeterias will soon feature a lot more whole grains, fruits, vegetables and reduced sodium under new guidelines from the USDA.

January 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Pitman band members earn honors

Pitman High School Band members Bryan Rosales (French Horn), Eddie Savelson (French Horn), Jamie Orlando (Flute) and Ryan Williams (Basson) were selected to the Northern California Honor Band, which preformed last weekend in Stockton. Rosales and Savelson have also been selected to the All-California Honor Band.

January 24, 2012 | Hector Ramirez | Education


School officials caught in the middle with transitional kindergarten

Turlock Unified School District officials are scratching their heads over what course of action to take about transitional kindergarten. Assistant Superintendent Lacrisha Ferriera even jokingly admitted the quandary is affecting her sleeping patterns. Odds are she isn't alone.

January 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD fares well on annual academic report

The report cards are out and the Turlock Unified School District is showing marked improvement in academic performance for the third consecutive year.

January 20, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


School district earns ‘A’ for energy conservation

The Turlock Unified School District has saved more than $1.22 million since April of 2009, when energy conservation efforts were launched. Those saved funds are diverted away from utility bills and moved back into the TUSD general education budget.

January 20, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock, Denair school employees receive accolades for going above and beyond

The Stanislaus County Office of Education honored 22 outstanding school district classified employees during the Employees Making A Difference ceremony, held Tuesday at Peterson Event Center in Modesto.

January 20, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Dutcher students honored for responsibility

Dutcher Middle School students Lucas Bartel (7th grade) and Rayana Plancarte (8th grade) were recently honored as the Turlock Unified School District's Character Counts students of the month for the trait of responsibility.

January 13, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Pitman, THS keep school newspapers alive

The school newspaper was once an essential part of any educational campus. It was where students, parents and community members went to see what was happening on campus. In the past several years as school districts across the state have struggled with budget cuts, school newspapers have been reduced to just a shell of what they once were.

January 13, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock students join list of service academy nominees

Congressman Jeff Denham nominated 23 Californians for appointments to our nation's service academies. Among the nominees are three local high school seniors who Denham nominated for the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. and the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

January 10, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy growing, changing lives and impacting generations

It's about 7:45 a.m. on the first day back from holiday break at the Stanislaus Military Academy. It's about 30 degrees outside and the young men and women of SMA are hurting - they've been running, pounding out pushups and standing in formation.

January 10, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock High steps up efforts to raise CAHSEE scores, grades

The graduating seniors of 2006 were the first class in the state required to take and pass the California High School Exit Exam.

January 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


'Making a Difference' in Turlock schools

More than a dozen Turlock Unified School District classified employees were nominated for Stanislaus County's 2011-12 Employees Making a Difference award. Nominees from TUSD will be selected to participate in a regional and state competition. Employees are nominated based on work performance, school and community involvement, leadership, commitment and going above and beyond the call of duty.

January 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Budget proposal puts wrench in kindergarten plans; leaves November babies out of class

Keyes resident Yolanda Howey had planned to send her son to transitional kindergarten next school year, but now that plan is up in the air and she could be paying $3,000 for another year of pre-school.

January 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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LGBT history to be taught in schools statewide

Thanks to recently approved social studies curriculum framework, students in California public schools will soon learn about the evolution of gay rights and the contributions ...

July 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denair High offers new ag, drama courses

Denair High students interested in ag or drama will have new electives from which to choose in the upcoming school year, Denair Unified School District ...

July 26, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair Charter Academy welcomes new principal

After nine years of teaching students, Brian LaFountain will now lead them as the new principal of Denair Charter Academy.

July 22, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


CSUS School of Nursing receives funding to aid forgivable loans

In order to address a shortage in the nursing workforce, the Health Resources and Services Administration recently awarded Stanislaus State funding to help ensure the ...

July 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


THS students return from trip to Germany

What started out as curiosity for Turlock High School student Elisha Coleman resulted in the trip of a lifetime when he and 13 other THS ...

July 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Operation Backpack aims to supply county's at-risk students

While the calendar may show it's still the middle of summer, for many children it's time to prepare for the next school year ...

July 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


UC Merced growth plan gets approval

The University of California, Merced, received final approval from the UC Board of Regents Thursday for an expansion plan that will nearly double the physical ...

July 21, 2016 | | Education


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