If you’re a local teacher in need of funds to buy classroom supplies and materials for hands-on activities and project-based lessons, Chevron’s Fuel Your School program wants to help. For every eight gallons of gas purchased at participating Chevron and Texaco stations in Orange County in October, the Fuel Your School program donated $1 to help fund eligible classroom projects ─ and those dollars have added up. [...]
Santa Ana College hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday to mark the start of construction on a new central plant and utility infrastructure project designed to make its facilities more energy efficient. [...]
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. [...]
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson this week named the five California Teachers of the Year for 2016, along with six finalists and eight semifinalists — one of whom is Orange County’s own Lisa Moloney from Huntington Beach. [...]
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. [...]
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.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools, and Middle College High in the Santa Ana Unified School District was among 29 public schools in California to win the coveted award. In addition, New Horizon School in Irvine was one of the California private schools recognized. [...]
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. [...]
Back in April, we helped spread the call for nominations for the Innovation in Education Awards presented by Project Tomorrow and the OC Tech Alliance. The nine finalists who are now in the running for the awards were announced today. [...]
Of the seven California entries to earn medals at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in Maryland, no fewer than three were from schools in Orange County. Click through to see which schools produced this year's top NHD submissions.