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Bringing civility back to Denair

Civility has been in short supply in Denair over the past month, but the Denair Unified School District is looking to actively change that with the formation of a new committee.

December 10, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


More Turlock students staying in school

Keeping kids in school is a continuous goal for local educators. To accomplish that goal, the Turlock Unified School District has implemented a number of initiatives in the past few years to address high school drop outs including curriculum assessments, pacing calendars and benchmarks. TUSD's hard work has made a difference, according to the newly released 2008/2009 California Dropout and Graduation Rates report.

December 10, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD receives grant money to enhance school technology

Technology plays a strong role in daily life now more than ever. As recipients of the Enhancing Education Through Technology American Recovery and Reinvestment Act competitive grant for one-time funds of $240,000 for students in seventh grade to 12th grade, the Turlock Unified School District can now give students, teachers and staff about the most up-to-date technology training.

December 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD budget committee prepares for mid-year cuts

The Turlock Unified School District is hoping for the best but preparing for the worst, as a new governor will soon take office with a $6 billion state deficit.

November 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Pre-school program gives children tools they need to succeed

As the 20 Head Start pre-school students in Maria Marques' classroom at Osborn Elementary finished their lunches, parent volunteers Victor Sanabria and Christine Berlin helped the kids throw away their disposable plates and head to the reading carpet.

November 26, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Education


A real life lesson in First Amendment rights

A couple of weeks ago, Denair Middle School student Cody Alicea rode his bike to school like any other day with an American flag flapping in the wind behind him. At the time, he was learning about the United States Constitution and the freedom of speech guaranteed to all Americans under the First Amendment.

November 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock high schools come together to fight cancer

High school students all over Turlock are looking to make a difference this academic year.

November 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Students gather pennies for schools in Middle East

First, second and third graders at Denair Academic Avenues Charter School had the chance to look at things they would miss at their school if they weren't available during a Pennies for Peace campaign kick-off rally last week.

November 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Reactions to flag incident disrupt classes in Denair

Daily routines at Denair Unified School sites have been disrupted, to say the least. A community and media maelstrom has surrounded Denair Middle School and eighth grade student Cody Alicea after he was told by a campus employee to remove the American flag from his bicycle on Nov. 8.

November 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Community demands answers at heated school board meeting

The Denair Unified School District adopted the new "Choose Civility" initiative led by the county office of education at their Thursday board meeting, despite the lack of civility shown by a few audience members.

November 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD saves over $260,000 through special education programs

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.

November 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Patriotism on Parade

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.

November 15, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU asks state to offset tuition increase

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.

November 12, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Roselawn High teacher works way up from custodial job

Jose Garcia worked his way up from bathroom stalls to classrooms to help students better understand the complexities of math as a new teacher at Roselawn Continuation High School.

November 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock Christian takes writing essays to a new level for students

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.

November 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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Summer courses teach meaning of hard work

While a majority of students are busy spending their summer vacation sleeping in or venturing out of town, ten students can be found working at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

June 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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