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Educators chronicle problems, solutions to budget problems

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.

March 05, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Over 70 TUSD teachers to receive pink slips

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.

March 03, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


School district employees fear for their jobs

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.

March 03, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Merced College plans protest

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.

February 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


MJC grants degrees to Japanese American students of 1942

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.

February 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced professors to study Earth’s processes with airborne lasers

In March, UC Merced professors hope to answer some fundamental questions about the planet's chemical and biological processes through a series of data-gathering flights.

February 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


MJC names presidential finalists

The Modesto Junior College Presidential Search Committee announced three finalists for the seat of MJC president on Wednesday.

February 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced researcher earns award

University of California, Merced physics professor Lin Tian was awarded the National Science Foundation's esteemed Faculty Early Career Development Award last week. She is the fourth professor at UC Merced to earn the honor in four years.

February 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Students volunteer for longer school days

People often say that there isn't enough time in the day, and for teachers that is true. With a typical school day lasting around six hours, there simply isn't enough time for students to fully understand language arts, math, history and science.

February 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


University, students honored for community service work

California State University Stanislaus students are making a positive impact on the Turlock community while they work towards a higher education degree. Through the CSU Stanislaus Office of Service learning, over 2,000 students contribute volunteer hours each semester. Students were recognized for this effort and CSU Stanislaus was awarded the national President's Higher Education Community Service Award for the fourth straight year.

February 26, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


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


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Turlock schools go red

Schools throughout Turlock Unified School District have been looking significantly redder this week and it's not due to early Christmas decorations. In fact, the extra hues of red throughout the district can be attributed to Red Ribbon Week, a week-long event that encourages students to be drug free.

October 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


School district responds to concerns regarding Common Core math

Two weeks after parents and community members voiced their concerns about the Turlock Unified School District's lack of an accelerated math course at the junior high level, TUSD has Common Core Math 7 Honors and Common Core Math 8 Honors courses in the works.

October 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Head Start celebrates half a century of academic success

Crowell Elementary School's Head Start Program has not only prevailed through recent budget cuts, it has thrived. According to coordinator of Turlock Unified School District Early Education Programs Judy Huerta, whatever funding they lost due to budget cuts, they have gotten back in recent years.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman band urges district to allow use of charter buses

The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District's meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman hosts squealing event for breast cancer awareness

Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school's Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi Board member facing retaliation from community members

With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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