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School district implements first phase of four-year program to enhance every student’s education

First graders in Mrs. Montejano's class at Wakefield Elementary School are not only learning reading, writing and mathematics. They are also learning the meaning of words like responsibility and respect as part of the Turlock Unified School District's Strategic Plan to reinforce "the character traits necessary to become self-motivated, responsible citizens in our community."

February 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


‘Bulldozing’ senior drives her way to success

Smashing through obstacles and not taking "no" for an answer is what Turlock Christian senior Demsina Babazadeh is best known for, well, and her success as a first generation American.

February 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Assemblyman rallies support for higher education oil tax

Oil companies may not be excited about California State Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico's (D-Fremont) plan to tax oil and gas producers to pay for education, but students at California State University, Stanislaus are gaga over the prospects of an additional $2 billion in education spending each year.

February 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Pink slips could be coming soon for Turlock teachers

With additional cuts in funding looking inevitable, the Turlock Unified School District Budget Advisory Committee discussed recommending sending out pink slips to District teachers.

February 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


After-school program brought to elementary school students

Most students depend on the busing system to get to and from school. They don't have the option to stay after school for extra-curricular activities or to get extra help with homework because they will miss the bus, leaving them stranded at school.

February 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU Stanislaus names new Business Administration dean

Linda Nowak, executive director of the Wine Business Institute and professor of Marketing at Sonoma State University, has been named to the vacant deanship of the CSU Stanislaus College of Business Administration.

February 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus bags $1.17 in stimulus

California State University, Stanislaus will receive $1.17 million in one-time federal stimulus funds to add classes in the 2010/2011 academic year, the university announced Thursday.

February 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


High school students get up close with nature

Living about 100 miles from Yosemite National Park, most would assume that Turlockers have climbed Half Dome at least once or at least admired the mountain up close. But, surprisingly, there a lot of people who aren't even aware of the world-known park.

February 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Elementary school offers scholarships

There are many opportunities out there to help students who are failing in school and to those who are excelling in school, but those students who are right in the middle seem to have been lost between the two extremes.

February 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD prepares for more potential budget cuts from state

Taking money from students, teachers and staff to make up for a $3.9 million shortfall in the Turlock Unified School District funding is hard enough, but now committee members are preparing for an even bigger cut potentially coming their way.

February 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Kindergarten registration has begun

It's that time of year again. The time of year when parents have to start thinking about letting go of their little ones as they go off to "real" school. Yes, it's kindergarten registration time for Turlock schools.

February 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Denair homecoming queen follows new dreams after tragic accident

She sat in her wheelchair nervously as the crowd grew silent; her head held down waiting for the results.

February 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Celebrating the new year

Dennis Earl Elementary students rung in the Chinese New Year a little early Friday with a traditional Chinese parade and feast. Every year, around the time of the Chinese New Year, students learn about ancient China and the Chinese culture. The celebration is incorporated into their curriculum at that time.

February 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


School employees voice concerns for job security

Over 75 people shared one thing in common at Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting: Fear. They were all there to hear about the budget cuts soon to come and how it would affect them.

February 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Local students join in on jump rope record attempt

Walnut Elementary School students attempted to jump their way into the Guinness World Record Book on Monday. The school was part of a state-wide attempt to beat the current world record for the most people jumping and skipping rope at the same time.

February 02, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


County education office receives settlement from Office Depot

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.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Modernization projects exhaust school bond funds

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.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair charts new path for elementary education

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.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD enlists transportation services of Storer

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.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC to offer Bachelor of Science degree program in 2017

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.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Osborn expansion proposal met with criticism

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.

January 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


FBI academy open to students

The Federal Bureau of Investigations has a new local target: high school juniors.

January 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Education


CSU Stanislaus, UC Merced recognized for community engagement

In a region where it is hard to decipher between a university and the community it serves, it comes as no surprise that both California State University, Stanislaus and University of California, Merced have been recognized for their community outreach with the Carnegie Foundation's 2015 Community Engagement Classification.

January 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD to discuss Osborn expansion options

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees will consider making some major changes to the Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy at their next meeting on Tuesday.

January 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Spaces left by monumental TUSD trees to be filled

The spaces left by the immense American Elm trees in front of the Turlock Unified District Office, which were sentenced to removal due to disease, will soon be filled with new trees that will hopefully carry on the historical integrity of their antecedents.

January 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD moves forward with network infrastructure upgrade

Although Turlock Unified School District students could soon be enjoying higher connection speeds, the achievement of such a technological upgrade is understandably not as speedy.

January 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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