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eCademy charter coming along

Crane School's make-over is moving right along, as the previous site of pre-school and Head Start classes becomes a modern technology-centered charter academy. The eCademy is the Turlock Unified School District's first charter school and will offer four academic programs including K-12 homeschooling, 7-12 independent study, 9-12 online distance learning through the e2020 program, and 9-12 credit recovery (through e2020). e2020 is an online program where students will be able to log onto their NetBooks (which are given free of charge to all students enrolled at eCademy) from anywhere at any time and do their homework, lesson plans ...

June 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD board passes trustee district map

The Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) Board of Trustees passed a resolution officially establishing seven trustee districts during a special board meeting Monday night.

June 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Vanguard Cadets Corps marches through Denair

The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Corps, a world-renowned world champion youth marching and performance band based in Santa Clara, practiced their routine at the Denair High School football stadium on Thursday night before heading to a competition in Clovis on Friday. This is the second year in a row the Vanguard Cadets have used the Denair stadium to practice their routine. Corps Director Robert Nieves said the Denair community and school district is incredibly supportive and welcoming.

June 24, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Summer writing project spurs young minds

Modesto mother Julie Nomof has observed her children grow from already superior writers to extraordinary writers, something she whole-heartedly attributes to the role of the Great Valley Writing Project's Young Writers Workshop in her children's educational experiences.

June 24, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Free summer meals program benefits hundreds of local children

For Laura Valladolid, mother to 3-year-old Miranda, the free breakfast and lunch program at Wakefield Elementary helps keep her daughter's belly full and her spirits high.

June 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Mobile agriculture classroom to visit area schools

Ag In Motion, a 53-foot state-of-the-art mobile trailer classroom, is scheduled for its public unveiling today at The National Ag Science Center in Modesto.

June 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Local schools finalists in Governor’s Challenge

The Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports announced Tuesday that Osborn Elementary in Turlock and Denair Middle School in Denair are two of the 12 school finalists in the Gold Country Region and 116 schools state-wide that have been named finalists in the 2011 Governor's Challenge Competition.

June 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


School district reinstates 6th grade camp funding

Last year, in a remarkable display of cooperation and commitment parents and schools raised more than $200,000 to send about 1,000 Turlock Unified School District sixth graders camp.

June 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD consolidates district services to one building

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees recently announced the acquisition of a warehouse facility for the relocation and consolidation of district services.

June 14, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Hilmar earns top grades in WASC accreditation

After a thorough review of its programs and practices by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Hilmar High School has been awarded a full six-year term of accreditation, the longest available.

June 14, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD board delays trustee district mapping

The Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) Board of Trustees received information and discussed trustee district mapping at Tuesday's meeting, but received zero input from the public.

June 07, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD Board of Trustees to discuss district mapping for 2013 elections

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees is scheduled to hear a report and discuss trustee district lines during its Tuesday board meeting at Turlock High School's Performing Arts building.

June 03, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Food 4 Thought wraps up year

Students at El Capitan Elementary School in Delhi wrapped up a year of Food 4 Thought after-school programming with a special delivery from Merced County Food Banks on Wednesday. The Food 4 Thought program, underwritten by Foster Farms and the food bank, provides supplemental groceries to students every week in exchange for their participation in educational after-school programs.

June 03, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Gratton School receives garden grant

The California Fertilizer Foundation will be presenting a $1,200 school garden grant to Gratton School. The grant will help improve an already existing garden at the school.

May 31, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


TUSD reinstates Head Start preschool employees

Head Start Pre-school teacher aides and family service workers will likely be reinstated at a June 7 Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting.

May 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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Merced College seeks community input for presidential search

The Merced Community College Board of Trustees has begun the search for the next Superintendent/President of Merced College and is hoping that the community ...

June 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD Board will place general obligation bond measures on November ballot

After nearly a year of advisory meetings, workshops, surveys and analysis, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to place two ...

June 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


UC Merced to double campus size by 2020

The University of California, Merced, has announced plans for its next major phase of campus development. The four-year construction project will nearly double the physical ...

June 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Conference highlights food, housing insecurity among CSU students

College students tend to have a lot on their plates, like homework, papers and exams. But, the one thing that many are missing on their ...

June 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


eCademy Charter to see changes in coming years

While eCademy Charter School, the newest addition to the Turlock Unified School District, has only been open for four academic years, the school is revamping ...

June 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Graduation rates continue to rise locally, statewide

Graduation rates around the state of California climbed for the sixth year in a row in 2015, and local school districts were no exception to ...

June 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


MJC Medical Assisting Program offers fall and spring starts to meet demand

Following the community's growing demand for highly-skilled, credentialed medical assistance, the Modesto Junior College Medical Assistance Program will now offer a spring semester option ...

June 16, 2016 | | Education


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