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CSU Stanislaus bags $1.17 in stimulus

California State University, Stanislaus will receive $1.17 million in one-time federal stimulus funds to add classes in the 2010/2011 academic year, the university announced Thursday.

February 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


High school students get up close with nature

Living about 100 miles from Yosemite National Park, most would assume that Turlockers have climbed Half Dome at least once or at least admired the mountain up close. But, surprisingly, there a lot of people who aren't even aware of the world-known park.

February 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Elementary school offers scholarships

There are many opportunities out there to help students who are failing in school and to those who are excelling in school, but those students who are right in the middle seem to have been lost between the two extremes.

February 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD prepares for more potential budget cuts from state

Taking money from students, teachers and staff to make up for a $3.9 million shortfall in the Turlock Unified School District funding is hard enough, but now committee members are preparing for an even bigger cut potentially coming their way.

February 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Kindergarten registration has begun

It's that time of year again. The time of year when parents have to start thinking about letting go of their little ones as they go off to "real" school. Yes, it's kindergarten registration time for Turlock schools.

February 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Denair homecoming queen follows new dreams after tragic accident

She sat in her wheelchair nervously as the crowd grew silent; her head held down waiting for the results.

February 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Celebrating the new year

Dennis Earl Elementary students rung in the Chinese New Year a little early Friday with a traditional Chinese parade and feast. Every year, around the time of the Chinese New Year, students learn about ancient China and the Chinese culture. The celebration is incorporated into their curriculum at that time.

February 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


School employees voice concerns for job security

Over 75 people shared one thing in common at Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting: Fear. They were all there to hear about the budget cuts soon to come and how it would affect them.

February 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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


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Turlock schools go red

Schools throughout Turlock Unified School District have been looking significantly redder this week and it's not due to early Christmas decorations. In fact, the extra hues of red throughout the district can be attributed to Red Ribbon Week, a week-long event that encourages students to be drug free.

October 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


School district responds to concerns regarding Common Core math

Two weeks after parents and community members voiced their concerns about the Turlock Unified School District's lack of an accelerated math course at the junior high level, TUSD has Common Core Math 7 Honors and Common Core Math 8 Honors courses in the works.

October 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Head Start celebrates half a century of academic success

Crowell Elementary School's Head Start Program has not only prevailed through recent budget cuts, it has thrived. According to coordinator of Turlock Unified School District Early Education Programs Judy Huerta, whatever funding they lost due to budget cuts, they have gotten back in recent years.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman band urges district to allow use of charter buses

The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District's meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman hosts squealing event for breast cancer awareness

Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school's Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi Board member facing retaliation from community members

With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman students offer local Halloween fun

Those looking for a scary good time before Halloween need not look further than Turlock, thanks to Pitman High School's Athletic Booster Club, Drama Club, and collaborating art students.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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