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University, students honored for community service work

California State University Stanislaus students are making a positive impact on the Turlock community while they work towards a higher education degree. Through the CSU Stanislaus Office of Service learning, over 2,000 students contribute volunteer hours each semester. Students were recognized for this effort and CSU Stanislaus was awarded the national President's Higher Education Community Service Award for the fourth straight year.

February 26, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


School district implements first phase of four-year program to enhance every student’s education

First graders in Mrs. Montejano's class at Wakefield Elementary School are not only learning reading, writing and mathematics. They are also learning the meaning of words like responsibility and respect as part of the Turlock Unified School District's Strategic Plan to reinforce "the character traits necessary to become self-motivated, responsible citizens in our community."

February 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


‘Bulldozing’ senior drives her way to success

Smashing through obstacles and not taking "no" for an answer is what Turlock Christian senior Demsina Babazadeh is best known for, well, and her success as a first generation American.

February 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Assemblyman rallies support for higher education oil tax

Oil companies may not be excited about California State Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico's (D-Fremont) plan to tax oil and gas producers to pay for education, but students at California State University, Stanislaus are gaga over the prospects of an additional $2 billion in education spending each year.

February 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Pink slips could be coming soon for Turlock teachers

With additional cuts in funding looking inevitable, the Turlock Unified School District Budget Advisory Committee discussed recommending sending out pink slips to District teachers.

February 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


After-school program brought to elementary school students

Most students depend on the busing system to get to and from school. They don't have the option to stay after school for extra-curricular activities or to get extra help with homework because they will miss the bus, leaving them stranded at school.

February 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU Stanislaus names new Business Administration dean

Linda Nowak, executive director of the Wine Business Institute and professor of Marketing at Sonoma State University, has been named to the vacant deanship of the CSU Stanislaus College of Business Administration.

February 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus bags $1.17 in stimulus

California State University, Stanislaus will receive $1.17 million in one-time federal stimulus funds to add classes in the 2010/2011 academic year, the university announced Thursday.

February 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


High school students get up close with nature

Living about 100 miles from Yosemite National Park, most would assume that Turlockers have climbed Half Dome at least once or at least admired the mountain up close. But, surprisingly, there a lot of people who aren't even aware of the world-known park.

February 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Elementary school offers scholarships

There are many opportunities out there to help students who are failing in school and to those who are excelling in school, but those students who are right in the middle seem to have been lost between the two extremes.

February 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD prepares for more potential budget cuts from state

Taking money from students, teachers and staff to make up for a $3.9 million shortfall in the Turlock Unified School District funding is hard enough, but now committee members are preparing for an even bigger cut potentially coming their way.

February 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Kindergarten registration has begun

It's that time of year again. The time of year when parents have to start thinking about letting go of their little ones as they go off to "real" school. Yes, it's kindergarten registration time for Turlock schools.

February 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Denair homecoming queen follows new dreams after tragic accident

She sat in her wheelchair nervously as the crowd grew silent; her head held down waiting for the results.

February 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Celebrating the new year

Dennis Earl Elementary students rung in the Chinese New Year a little early Friday with a traditional Chinese parade and feast. Every year, around the time of the Chinese New Year, students learn about ancient China and the Chinese culture. The celebration is incorporated into their curriculum at that time.

February 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


School employees voice concerns for job security

Over 75 people shared one thing in common at Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting: Fear. They were all there to hear about the budget cuts soon to come and how it would affect them.

February 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Denair Unified to expand tobacco-free policy

Denair Unified School District is taking steps to expand its tobacco-free policy to include the prohibition of electronic hookahs and other vapor-emitting devices, with or without nicotine content.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Cunningham principal takes ice bucket challenge to motivate students

At Cunningham Elementary's "Friday Morning Opening" Principal Tami Truax challenged students to work hard and be respectful every day and then had a bucket of ice water dumped on her head.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


President Sheley’s annual address highlights campus challenges, successes

The campus community gathered at California State University, Stanislaus for President Joseph Sheley's annual address, which ranged from the university's financial situation, the collaborative need for a school signature and identity, and the increased health and safety efforts of campus.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Former POW Jessica Lynch coming to Turlock

Although only two weeks into the new school year, Turlock High School has already lined up high-profile motivational speaker and former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch to speak to students on Nov. 7.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC awards $250,000 in scholarships

Modesto Junior College awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to 246 students for the fall 2014 term at their recent annual scholarship ceremony.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


UC Merced opens new 'green' building

University of California, Merced took another step toward environmental stewardship with the opening of its new Science and Engineering 2 Building set for Wednesday.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy decreases drill instruction, increases academic quality

Stanislaus Military Academy has made the administrative decision this year to shift its focus towards academic quality by decreasing class sizes, implementing class periods, and increasing educational instruction.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New TUSD policy uses positive interventions to keep students in school

At their first scheduled meeting of the school year, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees established new policies and policy changes to increase overall student success, one of which will push back exclusionary discipline practices, such as suspension, in favor of positive interventions to correct misbehaving students.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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