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Students go back to 1860s to experience Civil War era

It wasn't a typical Friday for eighth grade students at Dutcher Middle School. Instead of silent reading, recess breaks and quizzes, about 300 students got to go back in time over 100 years ago to experience what life was like during the Civil War.

April 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Head Start prepares children for the rigors of school

On Wednesday, the children in Cunningham School's Head Start program learned all about what their first day of "real school" will be like. The 3 to 5-year-old pre-school students prepared for kindergarten with a field trip to local kindergarten classes. They also participated in a variety of elementary school related activities.

April 23, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Business students connect with firms looking to hire

For anyone, finding a job in this economy is tough. For students about to graduate college, finding a job with little more than a degree can be an absolute nightmare.

April 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


District gets green light on renovation projects

After a year of stalled construction, renovation of Turlock High's Agricultural building and elementary classroom projects will now be completed, thanks to funding through a Career Technical Education grant and local bonds.

April 20, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD approves $2.35 million in budget cuts

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees approved $2.3 million in budget cuts at their Tuesday meeting, despite comments made about who should take the brunt of the cut backs.

April 20, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


MJC Forensics wins 10 metals at state; first at nationals

The MJC Speech and Debate team took home the first place debate sweepstakes award at the Phi Rho Pi National Tournament, held April 5 through 10 in New Orleans, La. The top finish followed the MJC Forensics Team's second overall finish at the 2010 California Community College Speech and Debate Championships, held March 18 to 21 in Concord.

April 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Jeremy Renner named MJC Distinguished Alumnus

Oscar-nominated actor Jeremy Renner will be honored as Modesto Junior College's Distinguished Alumnus for 2010 at the college's 6 p.m. April 30 Commencement Ceremony.

April 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced to celebrate packed Earth Week

The University of California, Merced is already a green campus, but this week students, faculty and staff will ramp up the environmentalism as they celebrate Earth Week.

April 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Every 15 Minutes

Turlock firefighters carried away the body of Pitman High junior Lucas Giron as part of the Every 15 Minutes drunk-driving crash representation on Pitman's track on Thursday. Four students, who were part of the "walking dead," and the Grim Reaper watched Giron being carried to the Stanislaus County Coroner van and Pitman student Lisa Yang being air-lifted out for her injuries from the staged Every 15 Minutes crash site.

April 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock students hit the right notes in All-State Orchestra

A passion for music, along with natural-born talent, has taken Turlock High students Kate Matson and Trevor Purdy and Pitman High student Esther Grace Elia to the All-State Orchestra.

April 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Parents, students fight for graduation gowns

For years it has been a tradition for Turlock eighth graders to wear gowns at their graduation ceremony, but this year students will not be donning the traditional garb and parents are not happy about it.

April 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Pitman clubs mix it up in cook-off competition

With a little bit of sugar and a little bit of spice, six clubs from Pitman High School battled it out in the kitchen on Wednesday to earn the title of Iron Chef.

April 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


University, foundation target of public records lawsuit

A Carmicheal, Calif. based nonprofit has filed suit against California State University, Stanislaus and the CSU Stanislaus Foundation, seeking a court order forcing the organizations to release documents relating to Sarah Palin's upcoming June 25 appearance at the University's 50th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser.

April 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


California loses out in first phase of Race to the Top grant funding

The U.S. Department of Education announced on March 29 the two winners for the first phase of the Race to the Top competition and California was not one of them. In fact, California didn't even place in the top 25.

April 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Attorney General to investigate CSU Stanislaus Foundation

Attorney General to investigate CSU Stanislaus Foundation

April 14, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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CSUS online MBA affordable option for students, finds foundation

Although only in its third academic year, the Online Master of Business Administration degree program at California State University, Stanislaus has already been ranked No. 28 out of 500 online MBA programs by the Affordable Colleges Foundation.

November 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Groundwater focus of hydrologist presentation

With the state facing one of the most severe droughts on record, recognizing groundwater as one of the state's most important natural resource is critical.

November 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Julien Elementary earns recognition for Red Ribbon Week efforts

With the conclusion of a successful 29th Annual National Red Ribbon Week, the Stanislaus County Office of Education announced that Turlock's Julien Elementary School earned first place in the elementary school division for their 2014 Best Decorated-Most Spirited Schools contest.

November 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD makes honor roll for honors courses

For the past five years, Turlock Unified School District has been significantly increasing and enhancing Advanced Placement courses at Turlock High School and Pitman High School. This effort has not gone unrecognized as the school district was recently honored on the College Board's 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll.

November 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Small beautification project will go long way

There is no questioning that the weedy area behind Denair's Jack W. Lytton Stadium on Monte Vista Avenue is overdue for a makeover.

November 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Event proves readers are rock stars

With the ever increasing prominence of technology, it is easy to believe that children are not reading as much as they used to. However, with results of the Abundant Books for Children Project's October reading event in hand, director Susan Neufeld has proof that this is not entirely true.

November 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Parent steps up as unofficial crossing guard

Although Dutcher Middle School cannot currently assume liability for placing a crossing guard at the "T" intersection where Colorado Avenue meets Escondido Avenue, this has not stopped parent Marlee Caulkins from volunteering to assist students cross the road nearly every day after school.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Feast sheds light on world hunger

Members from Turlock High School's Future Farmers of America club were in for a surprise when their Fall Feast turned into a realistic lesson on world hunger by mayor-elect Gary Soiseth.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Fusion joins ranks of Turlock charter schools

For Turlock Unified School District director of student services Gil Ogden, Fusion Charter is a dream come true. For the district administrator and others that attended the school's open house on Thursday, the newly developed independent charter school is not only an opportunity to educate students, but to rebuild the Westside of Turlock.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


College courses to be offered at high schools

High school students looking to get ahead before they embark on their college careers can begin as early as Spring 2015 to earn college credit with Pitman High School and Turlock High School's soon-to-be implemented college course offerings.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Jumping for a good cause

A fraternity at California State University, Stanislaus has found the perfect reason to jump for joy with its 3rd annual Jump for Jude fundraising event. For 30 hours, members from Tau Kappa Epsilon will be jumping on a trampoline to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock teachers demand respect

An estimated 250 teachers gathered to the tune of Aretha Franklin's "Respect" before Tuesday's Turlock Unified District Board of Trustees meeting in an effort to demand just that from the district.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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