The California Board of Education voted last week to settle a lawsuit alleging students at high schools in three California districts received significantly less learning time than other, more affluent children. [...]
The Santa Ana Unified School District continues to create new learning opportunities and educational options in alignment with the interests and aptitudes of its students. That was among the key takeaways from the Superintendent’s State of the District and Partners Breakfast, which was hosted Friday morning by the district’s Board of Education and the Santa Ana Public Schools Foundation. [...]
High school students have an opportunity to discover and share their life and family histories over the upcoming holiday via the ambitious Great Thanksgiving Listen initiative, sponsored by StoryCorps. The goal is to offer participants a chance to discover the history in their own families and lives while honoring their elders through the act of listening. [...]
In honor of the Diamond Celebration, the Disneyland Resort has launched the Disneyland Resort “Dreamers & Doers” program. High school students driving positive change in their homes, schools or communities are invited to share their good deeds. [...]
Dr. Al Mijares, Orange County's superintendent of schools, has released a brand new report assessing OCDE's progress toward meeting its eight strategic goals. "Measuring Up: Strategic Priorities and Key Performance Indicators” offers a user-friendly snapshot of how the department's programs and services are performing while tracking the achievement of Orange County students overall. Click through to view the report and learn more.
The U.S. Department of Education has launched a new federal initiative, “Every Student, Every Day: A National Initiative to Address and Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism,” which calls on the nation to raise awareness and reduce chronic absenteeism by at least 10 percent each year. [...]
Last week, we reported on the passage of legislation that effectively suspended the California High School Exit Exam — and the requirement that students pass it as a condition of graduation — through the 2017-18 school years. Although the law won’t take effect until Jan. 1, we’re here to provide answers to some frequently asked questions. [...]
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.
More high school students graduated with a State Seal of Biliteracy in 2015 than ever before - 31,816 to be exact - according to a press release by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. [...]
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. [...]