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UC Merced professor wins grant for obesity research

University of California, Merced biology professor Rudy Ortiz became the first UC Merced faculty member to win the National Institutes of Health's prestigious Independent Scientist Career Development Award.

August 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Recent immigrant works hard to receive diploma

All students must overcome obstacles to get to their graduation day. However, some students have a little more adversity than others. One such student is recent Turlock High graduate Adwena Aoraha. A recent immigrant from Jordan, Aoraha had to make up two years of high school work in one year to graduate this summer.

August 20, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Joe Debely Stadium renovations complete, public invited to ribbon cutting

Months of construction, a hefty lawsuit and some upset neighbors made the renovations at Joe Debely Stadium a little more difficult to accomplish, but the work is done and the new placed track and artificial field is open for business.

August 20, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Stanislaus: One of the best in the West

For the 15th year in a row, California State University, Stanislaus has been recognized among the nation's best colleges by U.S. News and World Report magazine.

August 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Superintendent creates plan for successful year

As teachers and students set up their academic goals for the year, Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny Da Marto laid out his plan to keep the district running smoothly.

August 17, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


State tests show big growth in local students

For the past five years the Turlock Unified School District has gotten used to disappointment when the California Standardized Testing results were released. This year, however, the district saw their biggest growth yet, according to the 2010 CST scores released on Monday.

August 17, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD, teachers come to tentative agreement

Months of battling out ways to create a fiscally sound budget for the Turlock Unified School District is almost to an end as the board of trustees approved a tentative agreement with the Turlock Teachers Association on Tuesday.

August 17, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Students start new year with excitement

Students around town on Monday woke up early, grabbed their backpacks and sack lunches, and trekked off to their respective schools to begin a brand new academic year.

August 17, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Wakefield’s Aaron Mello turns to music outside of school

Most of Wakefield Principal Aaron Mello's days are filled with children laughing, teachers instructing and school bells ringing. But outside of the school yard, he can be seen jamming with his rock 'n roll band called LIVIN'.

August 13, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Teachers, administrators prepare for first day of school

While area youth are trying to live up their last few days of summer, teachers, administrators and school staff members have been busy getting ready for a new academic year.

August 13, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


UC Merced launches back-to-school supply drive

As kids go back to school, they need backpacks, binders, paper, markers, pencils, and pens – a pricy proposition for many parents.UC Merced has partnered with Rock Da Block, a program run through a local nonprofit, to help collect and provide these school supplies to those in need.The timing is on point, according to Merced County Superintendent of Schools Lee Anderson, who expects more students than ever to lack supplies needed for success."In these challenging economic times, many of our local families do not have the means to purchase school supplies after they have taken care of their ...

August 13, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced Med School plan earns plaudits from assembly members

Sacramento lawmakers voiced support for a UC Merced medical school on Thursday, during an annual meeting of the assembly committee dedicated to the school.The assembly members lauded the plan as a cost-effective means of addressing the state's anticipated physician shortage. California will need as many as 17,000 additional physicians in 2015, with the need greatest in areas like the Central Valley.Work is scheduled to start on the school in 2015, with a unique teaching model that won't require the construction of a costly teaching college. Instead, students will study for two years at UC Merced ...

August 13, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Stanislaus lab temporary home of ancient lizard fossil

Susan Bowman spends most of her days in the geology laboratory at California State University, Stanislaus, digging, dusting, gluing and otherwise cleaning up the fossilized remains of a giant aquatic lizard. Bowman is a graduate of CSU Stanislaus with a bachelor of arts in Anthropology and Archeology, and a minor in geology and paleontology. She is an intern at the Bureau of Land Management and first laid eyes on the fossil in the Panoche Hills in western Fresno County. She said that getting the fossil out was a little difficult. The section of shale where the lizard was found was ...

August 13, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


TUSD union negotiations move into fact finding

Since the Turlock Unified School District declared impasse on May 4, the unions and district administration have been battling in the negotiation room in an effort to leave all parties satisfied. So far no such luck.

August 10, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Struggle for higher education

Over the next few weeks college freshmen across the state will move into their dorms, set their class schedules and buy those expensive textbooks. But one thing will be different this year - fewer Turlock High School and Pitman High School graduates will occupy the college halls this fall.

August 10, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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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


TUSD passes on Common Core math text books

Common Core aligned math textbooks will still be missing from bookshelves in Turlock elementary schools as Turlock Unified School District has made the decision not to pilot math instructional material at this time due to significant curriculum gaps in available programs.

February 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Field trip makes dental health fun

Although a field trip to the dentist might seem like a less than desirable idea to most, those who were at First Step Dental on Friday would quickly disagree.

February 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


The show must go on: Student groups seek other venues for spring performances

It is a common saying in show business that-even faced with adversity-the show must go on.

February 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus to host Motley Fool co-founder, Title IX expert

California State University, Stanislaus is set to welcome two crowd-pleasing speakers next week that are guaranteed to present a new twist on finances and gender equality.

February 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD approves layoffs, new graduation requirements

Reductions equivalent to two full time teaching positions at Denair High School are scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year due to less than expected enrollment.

February 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD approves significant raise for administration, management

In an effort to attract and retain the best possible employees for Turlock Unified School District, the Board of Trustees approved a salary schedule and supplementary raise for administrative positions on Tuesday-one of which was met with opposition among the Board and community members.

February 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Bleak enrollment puts NJROTC program in jeopardy

It goes without saying that the Turlock High School Navy Junior Reserves Officers Training Corps program provides nothing but rewarding experiences for all members.

February 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC hosts book reading featuring Author Alan Davis

As part of Modesto Junior College's Visiting Author Series, author of "So Bravely Vegetative" Alan Davis read selections of his book at no charge to the public.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


“Dark Girls” documentary screening at MJC

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project will present a screening of the documentary film "Dark Girls" as part of its Spring Film and Lecture Series.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Merced College kicks off performance and lecture series

Merced College's spring semester Performance and Lecture Series will commence with "Dangerous History: Korea, Love, and the Japanese American Internment" with history professor Michael Lorenz.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD to consider layoffs for next year

Denair Unified School District will discuss potential layoffs for the 2015-2016 academic year, as well as provide an early notification incentive for veteran teachers considering retirement.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD enlists help of 10 East for pizza lunches

Turlock High School and Pitman High School students looking for an equally healthy and tasty alternative to their typical idea of lunch need not look further than a specialized brick oven set up by 10 East Kitchen & Tap House right on campus.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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