A new, 21st-century science curriculum framework has been approved for California’s public schools. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced this week that the state Board of Educa... Read More
In the news: OC Children’s Book Festival, kindness challenge week, new teacher training programs and more
It’s Friday, and here’s a weekly roundup of Orange County education stories you may have missed: The Orange County Children's Book Festival is set to take place Sunday at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa... Read More
The Orange County Department of Education has been awarded $30 million in state funding to assist schools and districts throughout California with the implementation of a proven framework of supports to address... Read More
Orange County administrators, curriculum coordinators, coaches and teachers will get a chance to preview new instructional materials aligned with the state standards for English language arts and English langua... Read More
It’s been said that a single act of kindness can grow roots in all directions. If that’s true, what would happen if we pledged to commit a million acts of kindness? Or even a billion? We intend to find out. ... Read More
As we’ve mentioned here before, education offers more than its share of buzzwords, acronyms and jargon, but some are definitely worth getting to know a little better. MTSS is one. The initials stand for M... Read More
A new state spending plan unveiled Thursday by Governor Jerry Brown would provide a $5.4 billion increase for California's K-14 public school system. Indeed, the budget proposed for the fiscal year that starts July 1 reflects California’s steady economic improvement — and the governor’s commitment to fully implementing California's new education funding formula. [...]
OC Pathways, an initiative that's bringing together schools, colleges and businesses to create new career paths in targeted industry sectors, just capped its first year — and it was quite a year. Click through to read the latest column from the desk of Dr. Al Mijares, Orange County's superintendent of schools.
Astronaut Leland Melvin, who voyaged to the International Space Station in 2008 and 2009, was the keynote speaker at the inaugural OC Pathways Showcase, held in Hangar 244 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. The event, featuring innovative displays from local schools, colleges and businesses, drew about 300 educators and business leaders to celebrate the first year of OC Pathways.
A limited number of seats are still available for an upcoming showcase to celebrate the first year of OC Pathways, an initiative that's paving the way to college and career success and strengthening the 21st-century workforce. Open to educators and industry leaders, the inaugural OC Pathways Showcase on Dec. 2 will feature innovative displays from local schools, colleges and businesses, as well as a keynote address from NASA astronaut Leland Melvin. “Equipping Students for the Global Innovation Economy” is the theme of the event, which will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. inside Hangar 244 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. [...]