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CSU asks state to offset tuition increase

The California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday adopted a 2011-2012 budget which calls for an additional $379 million in state general fund support – including a request for the state to spend $121.5 million to "buy out" a 10 percent tuition increase also approved Wednesday.

November 12, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Roselawn High teacher works way up from custodial job

Jose Garcia worked his way up from bathroom stalls to classrooms to help students better understand the complexities of math as a new teacher at Roselawn Continuation High School.

November 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock Christian takes writing essays to a new level for students

Teachers are hustling to grade dozens of essays in a timely manner, students anxiously wait for their corrected essay and in the end the corrections are too late. By the time most teachers are able to give students their corrected essay, students already forgot what they wrote about.

November 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Pitman student adjusts to American life all the way from England

She might mistakenly call the bathroom the loo or pronounce pasta the British way, but one thing that Rosalind Kingsley Hurst has learned the most from her big move is how to work with people.

November 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Julien students take a close look at school garden

Slimy worms, sticky monkey plants and sugar leaves are just some of the things that Julien Elementary School students have been growing all year and on Friday they were able to celebrate all their hard work and take a closer look at their plants during their 12th annual Garden Celebration.

November 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Walnut families learn, create together at Georgia O’Keefe art night

One way to learn about an artist is to try to recreate some of their artwork; copy their techniques and see firsthand how they created some of their famous pieces.

November 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Students get pumped up for Harvest Bowl

Rally towels, spirit shirts and positive attitudes are what Pitman High School and Turlock High School students are bringing to the crosstown football game - named the Harvest Bowl - on Friday.

November 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD schools spread drug free awareness through Red Ribbon Week

Back in 1985, Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena was kidnapped, tortured and murdered because of his efforts to end illegal drug operations.

October 29, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


EDUCATION: A STICKY SITUATION

Students at Sacred Heart School were rewarded for their fundraising efforts with a special assembly on Friday. Students who sold the most for the school fundraiser helped tape their principal to the wall of the multipurpose room. The duct tape held, and she was stuck about 1 foot off the ground, where she was pied in the face by a Sacred Heart teacher.

October 29, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


County spelling bee contest starts buzzing in November

Students from all over the county are starting to practice their I before E except after C's to gear up for the Stanislaus County Spelling Championship next week.

October 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Target donates money to Turlock schools

With education being shortchanged in the recent down-economic years, funding has become a major problem at many local schools. Some businesses are stepping in to fill the gap left by an ever-shrinking budget, including Target's Take Charge of Education program.

October 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


‘I can’ new mentality at Lloyd G. Cunningham

In giant letters on a white board in Al Silveira's office the words "I can't" are crossed out. That message seems to be the whole mentality shift at Lloyd G. Cunningham Elementary School.

October 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Superintendent asks county residents to ‘Choose Civility’

Last spring Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools Tom Changnon received numerous phone calls from school district administrators asking him to come speak at their local public meetings about the budgetary process. While attending these meetings, the superintendent noticed an alarming trend.

October 19, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Gas leaks at Turlock High cause for emergency repair

After the huge gas explosion in San Bruno last month, when someone smells the hint of gas there is no hesitation to call for an inspection by PG&E.

October 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Keyes Elementary moves out of program improvement

College connections, a new belief system and working together are just a few things that helped Keyes Elementary School move out of program improvement, but all their efforts and programs put together is what made the big change at the school.

October 15, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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Donkeys take over court at Hilmar High

Since 1974, donkeys in Hilmar have played basketball. The annual fundraiser pits members of the boys and girls basketball teams against each other in a game played atop nature's most stubborn four-legged beasts.

March 03, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Education


School employees protest administrators' salary increase

California School Employees Association members expressed their opinions of a recently approved salary increase for Turlock Unified School District administration and management with signs of protest -

March 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Medeiros students celebrate Dr. Seuss, reading

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

March 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Career Day event gets students excited for future

Students at Roselawn Continuation High School traded in their textbooks and pencils for pamphlets and presentations during the school's annual Career Day on Friday.

February 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD presentation shines a light on autism

"Pick one goal and build success for you as well as your child with autism."

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSUS engages campus-wide writing program

Amidst the figurative whirlwind of essay prompts and research papers, any college student would agree with California State University, Stanislaus that greatness, especially at the university level, relies on writing.

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Sierra Yandell embodies respect, inspires others

Julien Elementary School sixth grader Sierra Yandell knows that it is just as important to respect oneself as it is to respect others.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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