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Local students join in on jump rope record attempt

Walnut Elementary School students attempted to jump their way into the Guinness World Record Book on Monday. The school was part of a state-wide attempt to beat the current world record for the most people jumping and skipping rope at the same time.

February 02, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Students encouraged to continue bi-lingual education

Over 75 parents, students and teachers filled the Dutcher Middle School cafeteria on Jan. 28 for a celebration of the dual-immersion Spanish-English language program.

February 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Muniz returns to TUSD Board

Tami Muniz thought her service to the children of Turlock was over after losing her Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees seat to three challengers in the November 2009 election. But, Muniz once again took up the yoke of public service Tuesday after being appointed to the TUSD board to replace Lori Crivelli, who resigned in December 2009.

February 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


State senator looks to provide student fee relief

State Senator Jeff Denham (R-Merced) revealed a new measure to limit California State University and University of California student fee increases at UC Merced on Friday.

January 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Elementary students get pumped up for college life

Between learning their alphabet and multiplication tables, students at Wakefield Elementary School are memorizing their college Alma Mater.

January 29, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Local ag student to attend national forum

Growing up on a Livingston ranch that produces a bountiful crop of sweet potatoes, peaches, and almonds, Amarpreet Kandola has become abundantly aware of the issues and challenges farmers face on a daily basis.

January 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Students continue to protest change in academic calendar

The California State University, Stanislaus administration is moving forward with plans to eliminate Winter Term for the 2010-2011 school year, stating that a new calendar with longer semesters and a new intersession will benefit the majority of students, but faculty and students are continuing to fight for the instructional period.

January 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Six apply for trustee seat

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees call out for applicants who wanted to be considered for the open seat left when newly elected trustee Lori Crivelli tendered her resignation in December 2009 has resulted in six filed applications. The deadline to apply for the board position was Jan. 21.

January 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Budget committee looks to off-set cuts in school funding

The Turlock Unified School District budget advisory committee met Monday to discuss over 43 options the district could elect to implement in an effort to balance a budget that is facing a $3.9 million hit from the state.

January 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Stanislaus welcomes new spokesperson; Faculty baulk at cost of new position

California State University, Stanislaus hired Eve Hightower to serve as interim director of Media Relations on Thursday, though some faculty believe the new salary could have been better spent on additional classes.

January 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Local students win award for Hawaiian town design

A tsunami resistant wall, a vertical farming unit, an underground mega mall and a hydrotrak public transportation system are just some of the futuristic, yet realistic, components three Turlock Christian students used to make their Hawaiian city, named Maka, more efficient.

January 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


MJC seeks donations to help Haitian students

Modesto Junior College has established a fund to receive donations for the families of three Haitian students who attend MJC, following the Jan. 12 earthquake.

January 22, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus to host financial aid workshop

College can be costly, but California State University, Stanislaus will hold a free Feb. 8 Cash for College Workshop to help prospective students learn how to pay for their education.

January 22, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Turlock senior grabs life by the horns with a smile

Although Turlock High senior Tatiana Fregosi juggles a handful of extra-curriculars, homework, college applications, family and friends, she finds a healthy balance to fully enjoy what life has to offer.

January 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


State applies for federal Race to the Top grant; Turlock opts out of potential funds

California sent off their application for the Race to the Top grant program to Washington D.C. on Monday and will now be eligible for about one billion dollars in funding, but Turlock will see no money out of the $4.35 billion Race to the Top federal budget.

January 19, 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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