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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


Stanislaus president recognized for community service

California State University, Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Turlock on Tuesday.

August 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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Articles by Section - 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


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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