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Turlock teachers dance to their own mariachi music

Singing in a noodle factory in Kurume, Japan was a different experience for Walnut Elementary Education Center teacher Angelica Grishaw and Pitman High School teacher Don Grishaw. But they weren't the only ones taking on a different cultural experience.

September 17, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


University offers music, art, sports, family festival in Founders Week event schedule

As the first 50 years of California State University, Stanislaus comes to an end, a new tradition is getting its start.

September 14, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Turlock schools see dramatic improvement in test scores

The Turlock Unified School District is doing something right. This is evident after the 2010 Accountability Progress Report released on Monday showed significant improvements across the board.

September 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Schools, students go online for instruction

Sitting at a desk in a lecture hall is rapidly on its way to becoming an obsolete method of learning. Online classes are increasing in popularity as students look for a more convenient way to get an education.

September 10, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Stanislaus president asks faculty, students to work with administration on plan for future

In his State of the University address given on Thursday, California State University, Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani expressed concern about the college's budget while lauding successes and laying out a vision for the future.

September 10, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


TUSD, unions come to pay agreement

All three unions reached an agreement with the Turlock Unified School District on Tuesday that will see employees taking an on-going two percent pay cut.

September 10, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Cal State Stanislaus tops when it comes to fire safety

As students head to college, they're usually concerned with classes, friends, and their newfound independence – not fire safety.

September 07, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Focus on the individual student will lead to success, says principal

Focusing on each individual student and working together as a team are two of the strategies that Principal Al Silveira has implemented to help turn around the learning environment at Cunningham Elementary School.

September 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


College Bound

Students at Keyes Elementary School cheered for their classroom college at their second annual College Kick Off party during lunch time on Friday. To promote college awareness and give the students the mentality that college is a possibility for their future, Keyes Elementary began a higher education awareness campaign two years ago where each classroom is assigned a college. During the College Kick Off party, each classroom got to share their college chant and sport their college attire.

September 03, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU Spring application deadline extended

The deadline to apply for a spring 2011 start at California State University should have passed Tuesday, but has been extended to Sept. 27 due to uncertainties with the state budget. Along with that deadline extension, the CSU system announced that applicants will not be notified as to their admission status until "shortly after" the Sept. 27 deadline.

August 31, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


TUSD budget safe for now

The Turlock Unified School District budget is still unbalanced and at risk for further cuts from the state with no state budget adopted yet and only two out of the three unions having obtained an agreement with the district.

August 31, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Focus on nutrition

Turlock schools have been giving students more options, faster lines and healthier food during lunch as part of the district's Real Fresh program. But students have mixed feelings about their nutritional meals.

August 31, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Teachers turn to technology for classroom instruction

The Internet, social networking websites, text messaging and You Tube are all things students are growing up with, and as youth become more tech savvy, teachers find themselves updating their tools of instruction to keep up with the times.

August 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Stanislaus violated public records laws, says judge

California State University, Stanislaus violated public records laws, according to a Stanislaus Superior Court judge, though the university maintains it did not have the requested documents.

August 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


A new era in athletics

Hundreds of Turlockers were in attendance for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new artificial turf field and all-weather track at Joe Debely field on Thursday. Both Turlock and Pitman high football teams and cheer squads were on hand to celebrate the grand opening of their renovated home field.

August 27, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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Proposed salary increase merits further consideration

A proposed revision that would have increased the salary schedules of Turlock Unified School District assistant superintendents by approximately 14 percent has been returned to District staff for further research and information.

January 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


County students to symphonize at music festival

For one weekend school rivalries will be forgotten as high school and junior high students in Honor Choir, Honor Orchestra, and Honor Band come together to harmonize at the Stanislaus County Music Festival.

January 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


County education office receives settlement from Office Depot

A recent settlement approved by a California judge has rewarded the Stanislaus County Office of Education with $164,271 from Office Depot, after the store was found to have violated the California False Claims Act by overcharging California government entities for office and classroom supplies.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Modernization projects exhaust school bond funds

Modernization has been the buzzword throughout Turlock Unified School District as numerous school sites have undergone construction in one way or another, all thanks in part to bond funding from Measure Y and Measure Z.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair charts new path for elementary education

The Denair Unified School District is looking to pull from the strengths of its existing traditional elementary school and Denair Academic Avenues, a charter school formed in 2010, by creating a brand new primary charter program.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD enlists transportation services of Storer

After soliciting bids from quailed pupil transportation companies in the region, Denair Unified School has turned to Storer Coachways in an effort to provide drivers to operate four of the District's buses for the remainder of the school year.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC to offer Bachelor of Science degree program in 2017

Modesto Junior College can finally breathe easier as it has been selected as one of the 15 California Community Colleges to pilot four-year bachelor degrees as early as 2017.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Osborn expansion proposal met with criticism

Turlock Unified School District's proposal to expand Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy's dual immersion program took many parents and community members by surprise last week, as was demonstrated by a packed Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday.

January 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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