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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


EDUCATION: SUPPORTING ATHLETICS

Talon Club President Eric Muller presents Turlock Christian Schools Superintendent Sherman Glenn with a donation of $8,700 on Wednesday to assist the Turlock Christian Athletics and cheer teams. The Talon Club is a group of men whose mission is to aid the success of the Turlock Christian Athletics and cheer programs through fundraising, coach recruitment and retention and recognizing student achievement and the encouragement of the athlete and parent involvement.

August 27, 2010 | | Education


More TUSD high school students pass exit exam

Turlock students are gaining ground on the rest of the students in Stanislaus County and the state on their California High School Exit Exam results, and in some cases, Turlock students are even passing them up.

August 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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Young filmmaker attends White House screening

If asked one year ago whether or not she could imagine herself at the White House with President Barack Obama watching a short film she had made, Erin Benning would have most likely laughed.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Panel addresses culture of violence in schools

Audience members waited with bated breath as Oakdale Police Chief Lester Jenkins carefully formulated his answer on whether or not he personally believed that security personnel should be authorized to carry concealed weapons on school campuses.

March 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


University withdraws recognition of Christian student group

Stanislaus Christian Fellowship Chi Alpha is crying discrimination to a recently implemented open-membership policy, which has been enforced by the California State University system in an effort to eliminate discrimination in student organizations system wide.

March 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC Speech and Debate team successful at State Championship competition

The Modesto Junior College Speech and Debate team returned with armfuls of awards from their performances at the California Community College Forensics Association State Championship.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Reports | Education


Budding math skills to be focus of spring camp

Opportunities that allow students to multiply their math expertise never take a break-not even during spring break.

March 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD revises final exam schedule

The Turlock Unified School District and Turlock Teachers Association has come to a settlement agreement regarding a disputed high school final exam week schedule.

March 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Grant to benefit CSU Stanislaus foster youth, veterans

Pursuing a college degree can be a financially exhausting investment-particularly for former foster youth and student veterans who are oftentimes left without reliable financial resources or dependable support systems to aid them on their academic journey.

March 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students go 'green' on St. Paddy's Day

City of Turlock Go Green Coordinator Toni Cordell and City employees visited various school sites on Tuesday to promote environmental conservation. Along with teaching the students about environmentally friendly techniques like how to compost, reduce waste, recycle and conserve water, the kids also got to help plant, water and name trees. The trees planted by Wakefield's 2nd grade classes on Tuesday were a Red Maple, October Glory and Cedrus Deodara (California Christmas tree). The city workers plan to visit various other schools throughout the week.

March 17, 2015 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Education


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