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Cunningham Elementary turnaround bearing fruit

Anyone involved with the Cunningham Elementary turnaround last year will testify that it was a tense, controversial scene at the small, close-knit campus on the west side of Turlock.

October 07, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Osborn says good-bye to educator

Osborn Two-Way Academy Library Technician Shirley Demeny was honored last night for 22 years of service to the Turlock Unified School District. She is retiring and was well known for going above and beyond her regular duties.

October 04, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Parents, students learn about energy at annual event

The 2nd annual Walnut Energy Faire was held Saturday. Organizer and teacher Bret Sutterley praised the Turlock Irrigation District and the City of Turlock for teaming up with Walnut to offer the experience.

October 04, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Autism program helps students develop skills for traditional classroom learning

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nine out of 1,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with autism. Autism Speaks, a non-profit autism advocacy and awareness campaign says one in every 110 children, and 1 in 70 boys, are affected by autism. According to Autism Speaks, autism is now "more common that childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined."

October 04, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

TUSD joins lawsuit against State of California

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Sonny Da Marto joined a coalition of education officials who filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the State of California in San Francisco Superior Court.

September 30, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

THS debaters earn eloquent victories

Turlock High School's Speech and Debate team continued its complete dominance of opposing teams at a recent tournament.

September 30, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Earl students share classes, lunch with loving adults

Earl Elementary School had a packed campus on Wednesday as hundreds of parents and adult loved ones joined students during the 12th annual "Loving Adults Day."

September 30, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

MBA program answer to career advancement for some

Busy business people oftentimes need an advanced degree – the notorious Masters of Business Administration – to move ahead in their competitive careers.

September 30, 2011 | | Education

Local MJC students win big in dairy cattle judging

The Modesto Junior College Dairy Cattle Judging team took home the top spot in their division at the 43rd Annual Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging contest held Sept. 19 at the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, Pa.

September 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Turlock High kicks of homecoming 2011

Turlock High School kicked off its 2011 homecoming week on Monday during a lunch time rally. This year's theme is board games. Monday's theme was Scrabble and students wore T-shirts with letters.

September 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

TUSD looks to improve classroom technology

The Turlock Unified School District has an eye toward the future of technology in the classroom.

September 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Chatom offers rural families after-school alternatives

At Chatom Elementary, a rural school west of Turlock, students can't exactly walk home from school like thousands in urban and suburban areas do every day. In fact, according to Principal Chanda Rowley, the small school doesn't even have a bike rack.

September 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Stanislaus announces new faculty

CSU Stanislaus will welcome 31 new full-time faculty members this school year, 22 of those appointments coming in tenured or tenure track positions.

September 23, 2011 | | Education

Local colleges receive federal grant funding

Modesto Junior College, California State University, Stanislaus, and Merced College will all receive millions in federal grant funding, the schools announced this week, due to their designation as Hispanic Serving Institutions.

September 23, 2011 | | Education


Medeiros and Earl elementary schools held parent informational meetings Thursday night. The purpose of the meetings was to communicate to parents what the standards and expectations are for students and to discuss strategies and tools parents can use to increase student success in the classroom. Medeiros Principal Jennifer Yacoub said parents this year are very eager to help. Both parent meetings had activities to keep children busy while parents hit the classrooms.

September 23, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

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Local FFA members honored during national convention

Denair High School graduate Kenneth Carder definitely made an impression during the 89th National Future Farmers of America Convention & Expo in Indianapolis last week when ...

October 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

THS Navy JROTC hosts annual Bulldog Challenge

Turlock High School's Navy JROTC program hosted its 4th annual Bulldog Challenge Field Meet on Saturday. Thirteen Central Valley schools from Dinuba to Stockton ...

October 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Stanislaus State recognized with National Community Service Honor

Exemplary community service programs and strong community partnerships have earned Stanislaus State a place on the 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Roll, marking ...

October 21, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Progress continues to grow at school farm

It just takes one drive down Taylor Road in Turlock to realize that the Turlock Unified School District Farm has come a long ways since ...

October 21, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Julien Elementary honored for school garden project

Julien Elementary School was one of 56 recipients throughout California to receive the Golden Bell Award - the state's leading educational honor - for its school ...

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Stan State to host annual open house, preview day

Stanislaus State is hoping to inspire hundreds of prospective students to attend next year as they welcome them to the college campus Saturday for the ...

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Turlock Unified approves pay raise, higher benefit cap for employees

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a salary increase and higher uniform benefit cap for a number of positions ...

October 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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