It's Friday, Oct. 16, and we've got a handful of education headlines you may have missed. Click through for education news from this past week.
The Orange County Department of Education was among a number of workplaces across the state to take part in the Great California ShakeOut this week. [...]
This week, Orange County youth involved in the Friday Night Live and Club Live programs took part in a statewide Roadwatch campaign to document distracted driving in their communities. And there was plenty to document. In all, they observed more than 1,400 local distractions, including the use of hand-held devices, eating, drinking, personal grooming, animals on drivers' laps, reaching for items and reading. Click through to read more.
A coalition of Orange County organizations serving children and families will host a community conversation next month on early childhood care and education based on the PBS documentary series, “The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation.” OCDE will take part in the event, which will be held from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Brandman University in Irvine. Click through for RSVP details.
Two school board members from districts serving Huntington Beach walked away with awards at this week's Orange County School Boards Association dinner. Susan Henry, president of the Huntington Beach Union High School District’s Board of Trustees, earned the prestigious Marian Bergeson Award, while Celia Jaffe, a former Huntington Beach City School District board member, was named the winner of OCSBA's Maureen DiMarco Award. [...]
Another Friday is upon us, and than means we've got a few headlines you may have missed. Click through for our weekly roundup of education news stories.
The Laguna Beach Unified School District launched its new site earlier this year to strengthen communication with parents and the community, and the redesign hasn’t gone unnoticed — it’s already been named a winning entry in the Web Marketing Association’s long-running WebAward Competition. Click through to read more.
In case you missed it, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation this week suspending the California High School Exit Exam -- and the requirement that students pass it as a graduation requirement -- through the 2017-18 school year. [...]
Earlier this month, we shared the news that Orange County students posted higher average scores than the rest of California on new English and math assessments. Well, it looks like one O.C. district has posted the highest math scores of all large districts in the state -- and the second highest English scores. [...]
Anaheim district is first to make OCDE’s Inside the Outdoors program available to all students (video)
Marking a first for Orange County, the Anaheim City School District is giving every one of its students the opportunity to receive quality outdoor science education through OCDE’s long-running Inside the Outdoors program. You read that right -- every student at every grade level. For Anaheim City, that means approximately 20,000 kids in transitional kindergarten through grade six will receive hands-on lessons covering science and nature. [...]