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University students have mixed opinions on AB 656

When a state assemblyman proposes a bill that could mean more than $1.5 billion a year to higher education, students at cash-strapped universities sit up and listen.

January 08, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


State offers new flexible policies for school districts

About three times a year, the Turlock Unified School District updates their policies to be in compliance with new laws brought down by the state. This time the state's changes offer more flexibility and options to policies without requiring districts to adopt the new options.

January 05, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


School board continues with plans for stadium renovations, while postponing action

The face-lift for Joe Debely is moving forward even with a law suit filed on Dec. 24, 2009, requesting a halt of all future plans to continue the Joe Debely Stadium Modernization project. And Modesto attorney Richard Harriman had a few words to say about it.

January 05, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD Board to appoint new trustee to fill vacant seat

With a conflict of interest forcing newly elected Turlock Unified School District Trustee Lori Crivelli to resign after one meeting, the board must fill the vacant position within 60 days by special election or appointment.

January 05, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


School district officials and police look to end unsafe traffic practices

On Oct. 6, 2007, Rachel McClure, then 7, was walking home from school when she was hit by a car. Rachel was air-lifted to UC Davis Children's Hospital immediately following the accident. She had multiple skull and facial fractures, bleeding and swelling in the brain, internal bleeding, a broken hip, a fractured pelvis, and a compound fracture to her left leg, according to family friend Rhea Spanglo. A month later, Rachel returned home to family and friends who were grateful that she was alive.

December 22, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


A taste of giving

Two sixth grade immersion classes at Osborn Elementary School enjoyed a pizza and ice cream party courtesy of Century 21 M&M and Associates for their hard work donating over 200 coats for the News 10 "Coats for Kids" program. As of Wednesday, Osborn students had collected 173 coats, which will be donated to the Salvation Army to help the cold in the local area. In total, Century 21 M&M Associates received over 605 coats to donate to area nonprofits.

December 18, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Walnut students take top prize in video contest

Three Walnut Elementary students got a taste of being famous on Thursday when they attended a live press conference to announce their first place award in the California Film Festival contest "Lights, Camera, Save Lives!"

December 18, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlockā€™s Texas Ranger talks with students about priorities

Local baseball player Tom Mendonca has a lesson to teach about priorities. This Turlock High School graduate went on to win the College World Series with the Fresno State Bulldogs. He was also named the College World Series Most Outstanding Player and he won the Joe Kearney Award in 2009, which recognized him as the top male athlete in the Western Athletic Conference. After all of his success, however, he says that baseball is not his top priority.

December 18, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Conflict of interest forces new TUSD trustee to resign

Turlock Unified School District Trustee Lori Crivelli resigned her seat on with only one meeting under her belt on Wednesday due to a potential conflict of interest.

December 18, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock students come up short in Mock Trials

Turlock and Pitman high students spent the last three months learning how the court system works with the hope that their understanding could be turned into winning prosecution and defense teams. While their arguments were compelling, in the end, they were left with no appeal to move on in the Stanislaus County Mock Trials event.

December 15, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD starts off the new year with fresh perspectives

Three new trustees were sworn into office at the Turlock Unified School District Board meeting on Tuesday, ushering in a new era in district leadership.

December 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSUS students and faculty stage multiple rallies against recent cuts

California State University, Stanislaus students staged a massive walkout Wednesday morning to protest the loss of Winter Term, cuts to classes and professors, and what many termed as the "poor leadership" of President Hamid Shirvani.

December 11, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Anti-Debely coalition voice legal concerns

Despite the threat of potential litigation at Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, the board moved forward with the master plan of the Joe Debely Stadium renovations with some additional add-ons for a cost of about $3.6 million.

December 08, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Bullies beware: TUSD is out to stop you

Spring is the time of year for flowers to bloom and Mother Nature to come out of hibernation, but it is also the time when bullying incidents spring up the most.

December 08, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Universities strive to end graduation gap for low-income and minority students

Minority and low-income students have historically had a harder path to and through college, but a new nationwide initiative looks to close that achievement gap.

December 08, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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Turlock High School adds more AP courses to benefit students

In order to fully prepare students for college, Turlock High School is now offering more Advanced Placement courses than ever.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus back in session

Approximately 9,000 students converged at California State University, Stanislaus for the first day of classes Thursday and throughout the campus, from faculty to administration to knowledgeable seniors and excited freshmen, all had high expectations for the upcoming school year.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Report reveals that California students better prepared for college

In its annual "Condition of College & Career Readiness" report released today, ACT found that California students taking the organization's college readiness test surpassed the nation's scores in English, reading, math, and science. The ACT assessment, which is administered to high school students, serves as a good indicator of how much a student is academically prepared to pursue a postsecondary education.

August 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students back in school with new schedule

For approximately 14,000 students throughout the Turlock Unified School District, the start of the new school year officially kicked off on Monday. At Brown Elementary, students, parents, and guardians alike shared the same optimistic vision and hopes for the upcoming school year.

August 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC offers county's first addiction counseling program

As the only community college in Stanislaus County that offers a Chemical Dependency Counseling Program, Modesto Junior College can fully prepare students academically to take the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Program's state licensing exam. Once licensed, students can apply their knowledge and expertise to help individuals who are battling addictions.

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD hopes increased rate of pay will draw in more substitute teachers

At their first regular board meeting of the school year, the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees approved an increase to the daily and long term rate of pay for substitute teachers in hopes of attracting more eligible educators to Denair schools.

August 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Trash goes high tech at UC Merced

University of California, Merced is taking trash collection to the next level by incorporating new high-tech, solar-powered receptacles onto their campus.

August 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Walnut teacher wins national Environmental Education award

Walnut Elementary teacher Bret Sutterly has taken the 'Go Green' message to heart in his classroom and his efforts have been recognized on a national level.

August 12, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Education


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