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TUSD administrators, trustees take heat for Cunningham changes

A standing room only crowd kicked off Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, including over 125 Cunningham Elementary School teachers, parents and staff fighting for what they feel is right.

May 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Fatherly figures guide senior to future endeavors

Roselawn High senior Jonathan Lopez isn't just following in the footsteps of one of his family members, he is combining career paths from both his father and uncle to create his own path for the future.

May 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Music defines Roselawn senior

Hitting the high notes - as well as the low ones - has been a part of senior Brittany Weed's life since she was three years old; and she isn't giving that up anytime soon.

May 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


A dairy day

Students at Ballico Elementary School learned all about local agriculture last week during their annual Ag Week event. The students visited a variety of local farms and dairies and hosted special presenters including the Livingston High School FFA club.

May 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Turlock cadet finds path to police badge

Jose Prado's dream is to fight crime. The Turlock High senior is already dedicated to his future career path and can't wait move on to the next step.

May 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Boxell no stranger to adversity

Most high school seniors have imagined their dream job since they were little, but for some, like Turlock High senior Hannah Boxell, a future career is still a mystery.

May 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD testing scores dismal; District in program improvement once again

The Turlock Unified School District received its progress report from the state - in the form of public school rankings and the Base Academic Performance Index (API) report - and was found lacking. While the District as a whole raised its API score by seven points, going from a 2008 Base score of 730 to a 2009 Growth score of 737, it was not enough to get the TUSD out of Program Improvement designation - a designation it has had for the past three years.

May 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Denair students reclaim a little green

A Denair Elementary School student stood still in awe, staring down at a tiny seed in his hand.

May 14, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


UC Merced students to attend national Latino Leadership program

Six students from the University of California, Merced, will be part of the Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI), a new collaboration between the university and Harvard University's Center for Public Leadership in the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Education


District makes drastic changes at Cunningham Elementary in hopes of improving test scores

Starting with the 2010/2011 school year, Cunningham Elementary School will take on a handful of changes. The school will have a new principal, a new game plan and some new staff.

May 11, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock High takes 3rd in math competition

At the Stanislaus Mathematics Council's 32nd High School Mathematics Competition, 107 students represented 11 schools, competing in both group and individual competitions. Teams consisted of five students - two from AP Calculus, one from Math Analysis, one from Algebra II and one from Geometry.

May 11, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Education


Legislator for a Day

Students from Julien Elementary School met with California State Assemblyman Bill Berryhill on Wednesday at the State Capitol after learning the jobs of state legislators during "Legislator for a Day" at the Annual Kids Day event. It is a two-day educational event that teaches fifth and sixth graders how proposed legislation becomes law in California while allowing them to interact in mock legislative exercises. Julien Elementary was the only Turlock school that participated in this event. Students also met with California State Senator Dave Cogdill.

May 11, 2010 | | Education


Sarah Palin documents generate more questions than answers

Documents disclosed by California State University, Stanislaus this week demonstrate a concerted CSU effort to quell media discussion of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's fee for speaking at a June 25 gala fundraiser.

May 11, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus denies wrongdoing, despite lawsuit

California State University, Stanislaus officials say a Carmicheal, Calif. based nonprofit jumped the gun in filing an April 15 lawsuit seeking the release of documents relating to Sarah Palin's upcoming June 25 appearance at the University's 50th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser.

May 07, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CIA Director to speak at CSU Stanislaus commencement

California State University, Stanislaus announced on Thursday that CIA Director Leon Panetta will join Dr. Marc Lamont Hill in addressing the University's 50th anniversary graduating class at the June 4 commencement ceremony.

May 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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Osborn health tech moves on to state Employee of the Year competition

For students, parents and staff at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy, it comes as no surprise that health technician Alicia Miranda has been selected to represent Stanislaus County in the California Classified Employee of the Year program.

January 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Winning 'Future City' offers key to sustainability

Some may call it beginner's luck-but luck had nothing to do with Gratton School's dominating success at the Northern California Regional State Finals Future City Competition on Saturday.

January 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Proposed salary increase merits further consideration

A proposed revision that would have increased the salary schedules of Turlock Unified School District assistant superintendents by approximately 14 percent has been returned to District staff for further research and information.

January 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


County students to symphonize at music festival

For one weekend school rivalries will be forgotten as high school and junior high students in Honor Choir, Honor Orchestra, and Honor Band come together to harmonize at the Stanislaus County Music Festival.

January 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


County education office receives settlement from Office Depot

A recent settlement approved by a California judge has rewarded the Stanislaus County Office of Education with $164,271 from Office Depot, after the store was found to have violated the California False Claims Act by overcharging California government entities for office and classroom supplies.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Modernization projects exhaust school bond funds

Modernization has been the buzzword throughout Turlock Unified School District as numerous school sites have undergone construction in one way or another, all thanks in part to bond funding from Measure Y and Measure Z.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair charts new path for elementary education

The Denair Unified School District is looking to pull from the strengths of its existing traditional elementary school and Denair Academic Avenues, a charter school formed in 2010, by creating a brand new primary charter program.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD enlists transportation services of Storer

After soliciting bids from quailed pupil transportation companies in the region, Denair Unified School has turned to Storer Coachways in an effort to provide drivers to operate four of the District's buses for the remainder of the school year.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC to offer Bachelor of Science degree program in 2017

Modesto Junior College can finally breathe easier as it has been selected as one of the 15 California Community Colleges to pilot four-year bachelor degrees as early as 2017.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Osborn expansion proposal met with criticism

Turlock Unified School District's proposal to expand Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy's dual immersion program took many parents and community members by surprise last week, as was demonstrated by a packed Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday.

January 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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