Since 1983, Child Abuse Prevention Month has been a time for communities to work together to prevent child abuse. During the month of April, we are all encouraged to learn the signs of child abuse, and how to report it, and we are asked to commit to be a part of the solution. [...]
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It’s Friday, April 10, and here's a recap of local education news stories from this past week. Click through for links to recent articles about OC schools.
Kids and teens are voracious consumers of apps that let them easily text, chat, meet people, share pictures and post videos – often anonymously. While it’s no secret that children are sharing more information than ever before, they are increasingly drawn to sites that tout anonymity. [...]
It's the end of the week and once again we bring you a roundup of education related stories you may have missed. Click through for links to recent articles about OC schools.
The Community Home Education Program held its annual CHEP Expo on March 31. The event is both an exhibition and celebration of the CHEP students' academic and personal achievements throughout the school year. [...]
More than 4,000 students and families from middle school through college will learn about careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the arts at the 2015 STEM and the Arts Career Showcase April 24-26. Organizers say the goal is to help students see how their interests and passions align with real-world jobs – and to motivate them to pursue higher levels of education. [...]
On a warm Monday morning, a Feed the Children truck rolled into the Orange County Department of Education’s main campus and workers began unloading 22 pallets with boxes full of donated supplies for students experiencing homelessness. In total, over 1,900 items were dropped off, including backpacks filled with school supplies, non-perishable food, hygiene essentials and children’s books. [...]
Celebrating creativity and inclusivity, OCDE and the statewide arts organization known as VSA California are once again partnering to deliver arts education and appreciation to people of all abilities at the 39th Annual VSA Festival. Thousands of children, parents, teachers and professional artists are expected to participate in the event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at the Westfield MainPlace shopping center in Santa Ana. [...]
It’s Friday the 13th, and lucky for you we’ve got another batch of Orange County education stories you may have missed. Click through for links to recent articles about OC schools.
The California Board of Education has voted unanimously to suspend the Academic Performance Index for the 2014-15 school year as the state works to develop a more comprehensive accountability system based on multiple measures. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced the move on Wednesday. [...]