Over the years students at Turlock Unified School District have been using special education services provided by the Stanislaus County Office of Education because the district didn't have enough students to create their own program.
The sound of "God Bless America" echoed through the streets of Denair on Monday as hundreds of people walked eighth grader Cody Alicea to school while bringing a tidal wave of red, white and blue to the small Central Valley community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For special education students in the Turlock Unified School District's On Track Transitions Program, this year was full of significant milestones: learning how to tie shoes without help, completing a load of laundry, and performing tasks with multiple steps.
While Cunningham Elementary School students were heading to the multipurpose room for lunch on Monday afternoon, fifth grader Ben Watson was en route to his favorite restaurant, Panera Bread, with Principal Tami Truax.
No matter what comes next for Turlock High School and Pitman High School seniors set to graduate at the end of this month, they can rest assured knowing that they will be prepared thanks to new rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.