Crowell Elementary School Assistant Principal Robert Lanz read a bully-free book titled "The Bully from the Black Lagoon" to Sally Dickinson's second grade class on Tuesday. Crowell was just one school that participated in the Bully-Free Read In throughout the Turlock Unified School District this week. Each school pulled bully-free books from their libraries to read to their classes. The Rotary Club also donated new bully-free books.
Budget cuts are hitting everyone hard, forcing many organizations to layoff valuable workers including the Turlock Unified School District who has sent out 76 pink slips this year. In effort to save money, without more painful layoffs, the TUSD has gone green with an energy conservation.
Over 23 local students moved one step closer to pursing their lifetime careers in the agriculture business on Monday with the help of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee.
On March 29 and 30, California State University, Stanislaus students will be asked to vote on a $27 million expansion of the University Student Union that would eventually increase student fees by $150 per semester if approved.
Representatives from the Air Force visited the Pitman campus Friday morning to educate students on the wide range of jobs they could take on during a career in the United States Air Force. Students at Pitman High School checked out an U.S. Air Force Supercar, a Ford Mustang known as "X-1." The Supercar is used to showcase how one's passion for cars and mechanics can turn into a career in the U.S. Air Force.
After a month of torturous decision making, the Turlock Unified School District Budget Advisory Committee has completed their list of budget cut suggestions. The committee's budget reduction recommendations will be submitted to the TUSD Board of Trustees in April.
The anxiety many Turlock High administrators, teachers, staff members and students felt since learning the school was placed on the persistently lowest-achieving schools list on Monday was relieved on Thursday.
The depth and scope of state budget cuts has yet to be finalized, but California State University, Stanislaus is in good shape to weather whatever the storm may bring, according to President Hamid Shirvani.
Teenagers wearing lab coats and protective goggles invaded the campus of California State University, Stanislaus on Saturday. They were all competing for top honors in the 24th annual Stanislaus County Science Olympiad.
Students at California State University, Stanislaus joined in the nationwide Day of Action to support education on Thursday, but not with the kind of rowdy, highway-blocking affairs seen in Davis and Berkeley.
Local K-12 teachers took part in Thursday's nationwide day of action for education, stating vehemently their opposition to continuing state budget cuts to education funding and offering solutions to the ongoing crisis.
Late into an eventful Tuesday meeting, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to send layoff notices to 76 district teachers before March 15.
A standing-room-only crowd filled the Turlock High School auditorium Tuesday night for the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting. The majority of those in attendance came to put a face and a voice to the job positions that the board would be considering for possible layoffs.
Students at Merced College will join in the March 4 Statewide Day of Action to Defend Public Education, as the Associated Students of Merced College will hold a rally in the Merced College Quad from noon to 1 p.m. on that day.
More than 2,500 Japanese American students across the country had their studies forcibly suspended in 1942, when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066 pushed them into internment camps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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