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CSU asks state to offset tuition increase

The California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday adopted a 2011-2012 budget which calls for an additional $379 million in state general fund support – including a request for the state to spend $121.5 million to "buy out" a 10 percent tuition increase also approved Wednesday.

November 12, 2010 | | Education

Roselawn High teacher works way up from custodial job

Jose Garcia worked his way up from bathroom stalls to classrooms to help students better understand the complexities of math as a new teacher at Roselawn Continuation High School.

November 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

Turlock Christian takes writing essays to a new level for students

Teachers are hustling to grade dozens of essays in a timely manner, students anxiously wait for their corrected essay and in the end the corrections are too late. By the time most teachers are able to give students their corrected essay, students already forgot what they wrote about.

November 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

Pitman student adjusts to American life all the way from England

She might mistakenly call the bathroom the loo or pronounce pasta the British way, but one thing that Rosalind Kingsley Hurst has learned the most from her big move is how to work with people.

November 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

Julien students take a close look at school garden

Slimy worms, sticky monkey plants and sugar leaves are just some of the things that Julien Elementary School students have been growing all year and on Friday they were able to celebrate all their hard work and take a closer look at their plants during their 12th annual Garden Celebration.

November 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

Walnut families learn, create together at Georgia O’Keefe art night

One way to learn about an artist is to try to recreate some of their artwork; copy their techniques and see firsthand how they created some of their famous pieces.

November 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

Students get pumped up for Harvest Bowl

Rally towels, spirit shirts and positive attitudes are what Pitman High School and Turlock High School students are bringing to the crosstown football game - named the Harvest Bowl - on Friday.

November 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

TUSD schools spread drug free awareness through Red Ribbon Week

Back in 1985, Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena was kidnapped, tortured and murdered because of his efforts to end illegal drug operations.

October 29, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Students at Sacred Heart School were rewarded for their fundraising efforts with a special assembly on Friday. Students who sold the most for the school fundraiser helped tape their principal to the wall of the multipurpose room. The duct tape held, and she was stuck about 1 foot off the ground, where she was pied in the face by a Sacred Heart teacher.

October 29, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education

County spelling bee contest starts buzzing in November

Students from all over the county are starting to practice their I before E except after C's to gear up for the Stanislaus County Spelling Championship next week.

October 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

Target donates money to Turlock schools

With education being shortchanged in the recent down-economic years, funding has become a major problem at many local schools. Some businesses are stepping in to fill the gap left by an ever-shrinking budget, including Target's Take Charge of Education program.

October 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

‘I can’ new mentality at Lloyd G. Cunningham

In giant letters on a white board in Al Silveira's office the words "I can't" are crossed out. That message seems to be the whole mentality shift at Lloyd G. Cunningham Elementary School.

October 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

Superintendent asks county residents to ‘Choose Civility’

Last spring Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools Tom Changnon received numerous phone calls from school district administrators asking him to come speak at their local public meetings about the budgetary process. While attending these meetings, the superintendent noticed an alarming trend.

October 19, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Education

Gas leaks at Turlock High cause for emergency repair

After the huge gas explosion in San Bruno last month, when someone smells the hint of gas there is no hesitation to call for an inspection by PG&E.

October 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

Keyes Elementary moves out of program improvement

College connections, a new belief system and working together are just a few things that helped Keyes Elementary School move out of program improvement, but all their efforts and programs put together is what made the big change at the school.

October 15, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

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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

Annual conference to teach students how to be friends, leaders

Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Director Vicki Bauman believes that the best way to communicate with a student about mental health and ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Osborn parents begin preparations for sixth grade move to Dutcher

With the highly debated move of Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy sixth graders to Dutcher Middle School less than a year away, principals from both sites ...

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Pool chemical mishap brings hazmat team to Turlock High

A pool chemical supplier accidently pumped acid into the chlorine tank at the Turlock High Pool on Tuesday, prompting the evacuation of nearby classrooms.

September 29, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


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