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Poll says most voters will support K-12 education with tax extension

A poll of 2,000 residents released yesterday by the Public Policy Institute of California, an independent research institution, indicates the majority of California voters would "pay higher taxes to maintain funding for K-12 education."

January 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Area students get training in biotech at THS

Did you know that you can transform e-coli bacteria by injecting DNA extracted from a jelly fish that will create a florescent protein, which could then create insulin for use by a human diabetic? If you didn't know that (or even have a clue what protein exactly is) you can rest assured that a group of about 30 students from area high schools do know.

January 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Local sixth graders earn accolades for Future City designs

For months, sixth graders from around Turlock spent hours playing the "Sim City" computer game – for school, of course.

January 25, 2011 | | Education

TUSD Budget Advisory Committee in quandary

Members of the Turlock Unified School District Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) were left speechless and clearly in shock numerous times during a disconcerting budget meeting Monday evening at Turlock High.

January 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

School employees honored at annual event

They're the heroes behind the scenes of every school. Those individuals who dish out the macaroni, trim the grass, schedule substitutes, and watch over the school yard, but seldom receive appreciation.

January 18, 2011 | | Education

Proposed upgrade to school meals adds fruits, vegetables and subtracts sodium, calories

President Barack Obama and the U.S. Department of Agriculture want American kids to be healthier. To help the nation's students on their way to better health, the USDA has proposed updating the nutrition standards for meals served through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs for the first time in 15 years.

January 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Education

TUSD quickens pace of district mapping for 2013 trustee elections

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees laid out a timeline Tuesday night that will chart the course towards the first district elections in 2013.

January 18, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Education

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Turlock Junior High students recognized Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by researching the Civil Rights leader's life and his impact on American history. Below are just a few of the essays.

January 18, 2011 | | Education


In honor of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's inauguration, mayors from across the country are challenging youth to get involved in their communities. The speech JFK made on that day is still famous for the line "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

January 11, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education

School district financial health dependent on tax extension

Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget for 2011-2012 leaves a lot of unanswered questions for the Turlock Unified School District. Officials say that if California voters don't approve to extend a set of taxes that are about to expire the results could be devastating for local school districts.

January 11, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education

Higher education takes big hit in Brown budget

Governor Jerry Brown's 2010-2011 budget proposal, released Monday, calls for a $500 million, 18 percent cut in state support to the California State University system.

January 11, 2011 | | Education

TUSD eCademy to become charter school

Targeting non-traditional students has always been the goal of the Turlock Unified School District's new eCademy school, but now the district is looking to bring in more students sooner by becoming a charter school.

January 07, 2011 | Maegan Martens | Education

TUSD sixth graders raise money for outdoor education camp

Turlock schools have been coming up with creative ways to raise money to allow all of their sixth graders to attend the traditional Outdoor Education camp. Some schools have put on Halloween stores, candle sales and cookie dough fundraisers to make ends meet for their sixth graders.

January 04, 2011 | Maegan Martens | Education

Campus gears up for year of growth, changes

In the coming year, the University of California, Merced, will appoint new leadership, open additional buildings, increase enrollment and hire more faculty members.

December 23, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education

Class makes dresses for Salvation Army

Pitman High School students in Anne Cornell's fashion and design class learned the value of community service this semester. Thirty-six students sewed 30 little girls' Christmas dresses and donated them to the Salvation Army. Major Debi Shrum of the Salvation Army said the dresses will be distributed to families with young daughters during the holiday food distribution, and they would probably all be gone by the end of the week.

December 21, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education

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TUSD continues to explore bussing options for Osborn sixth grade move to Dutcher

The uncertainty of whether or not transportation will be provided next year for Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy sixth graders that will be relocated to Dutcher ...

October 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Stanislaus State program for underserved students to sunset this year

Although funding for the Program for Academic & Career Excellence program at Stanislaus State is slated to end this year, the success that it has helped ...

October 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Denair Unified opposed to boundary line change

A proposal by a Turlock housing developer to redraw the boundary line between Turlock Unified School District and Denair Unified School District has outraged the ...

October 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Meeting the next generation of leaders

Although they have yet to graduate high school, Turlock Unified School District students got a taste of what it takes to lead the City of ...

October 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Walnut fifth graders size up Monterey sand crabs for research project

Walnut Elementary School fifth graders in Bret Sutterley and Dave Sutton's classes were more than prepared to ditch their desks for the beach earlier ...

October 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

TUSD gives pay bump, increased benefit cap to employees

Despite a slightly lower salary increase from last year, many teachers and employees of Turlock Unified School District still rejoiced on Tuesday following the Board ...

October 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

TUSD narrows down candidates for vacant school board seats

After what can only be described as a nail-biting candidate filing process for Turlock Unified School District's Trustee Area 7, Board members will consider ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

A school meal worth waiting for

With cafeterias throughout Turlock Unified School District serving platefuls of rotisserie chicken, smothered burritos and barbecued tri-tip, one thing is for certain: the days of ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Science Saturday to blend art, chemistry for aspiring scientists

Stanislaus State will kick off National Chemistry Week by teaching sixth and seventh graders that the wonders of science are not only discoverable in the ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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