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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following the trend of other local public boards, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to go from electing city-wide trustee seats to geographical districts within the city.
UC Merced Cognitive Science professor Micheal Spivey has been named the 2010 recipient of the prestigious William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement.
California State University, Stanislaus has joined forces with the Tegucigalpa, Honduras-based Polytechnic University of Engineering to launch the new Geoscience Institute of Honduras.
First graders at Denair Elementary School celebrated their 100th day of school on Thursday with funky hats and a canned food collection drive. Students from all six first grade classes not only collected their goal of 100 cans, but ended the day with a total of 224 cans of food, which they donated to Gateway Community Church.
A coalition of California State University, Stanislaus students groups, known as Warriors Fight Back!, hosted a campus-wide General Assembly on Friday to plan teach-ins, camp-outs, and marches for the statewide March 4 Strike and Day of Action To Defend Public Education.
If Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed state budget is passed as is, the Turlock Unified School District will be out millions of dollars for the 2010-2011 school year. About $3.9 million to be exact will be cut from school funds, according to the governor's proposed budget released on Friday.
Students in Judy Johnson's AP Physics class watched the white board intently, remote controls in hand. A question appeared on the board, and they keyed in their answers on a hand-held key pad. Johnson could see who had answered the question already, and who was still thinking. She then touched a stylus to the white board, and the image changed to a graph result of the students' answers. She touched the board again, and another page of questions appeared.
Turlock Unified School District administrators and trustees congratulated the 11 district employees who received the Stanislaus County "Employees Making a Difference" award for their dedication to education. Heidi Lawler, TUSD director of human resources, gave each winner a certificate before they shook the hands of all six trustees along with TUSD superintendent Sonny Da Marto. All winners received a round of applause and a standing ovation for their hard work.
Turlocker Matthew Jacob recently traveled far beyond city limits to the Great Hall of the People in China to talk international education at the Commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the re-establishment of educational exchanges between the U.S. and China.
Universities across the state are receiving funds due to an additional $142.2 million that was allotted to the California State University System as part of the 2014-15 budget expenditure plan, $2 million of which will be directed to California State University, Stanislaus.
Turlock High's FFA program has been a California powerhouse for the better part of the last decade, having earned eight consecutive Chapter Group titles at both the State and Stanislaus County Fairs in addition to laying claim to Most Outstanding Project awards during seven of those years.
Turlock residents Matt and Maria Swanson have pledged $250,000 to California State University, Stanislaus to serve as the foundation for the One Purpose endowment.
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