It’s that time again. Here’s a week’s worth of local education stories you might have missed.
- California’s teacher shortage is likely to worsen, according to a new report that calls for “purposeful steps” to reverse the trend.
- The integration of hands-on career technical training with standards-based academics is becoming increasingly prevalent in California’s high schools thanks to a sizable investment by the state in programs like Orange County’s own OC Pathways.
- The Orange Unified School District has conducted a feasibility study to determine whether a bond measure to replace aging facilities can win voter approval.
- Teams from more than 40 local high schools are gearing up for the Orange County Academic Decathlon, which will take place over the next two Saturdays, culminating with the super-fun Super Quiz Relay on Feb. 6.
- Two Anaheim school districts are implementing new school bus tracking systems, one to track vehicles in real time and the other to track children as they get on and off the bus.
- A growing number of Orange County schools are teaching the essentials of planting and cultivating through a hands-on organic gardening program.
- Union Bank has opened a branch on the campus of Loara High School in Anaheim, dispensing unique internship opportunities to select students.