It’s Friday, May 29, and here are some local education stories from this past week.
- The education community mourns the loss of former Orange County Superintendent John F. Dean, who died last week at age 89.
- California has awarded millions of dollars through the California Career Pathways Trust to the second round of winners, including $12.6 million to three OC school districts.
- Located within the confines of Orange County Juvenile Hall, OCDE’s Otto A. Fischer School seeks to be path to graduation, redemption and a better life for the 265 students enrolled, including Erik, 18.
- Although Sarika Rau, a 13-year-old from Sierra Vista Middle School in Irvine, was eliminated from the Scripps National Spelling Bee this past week, she is already focused on competing again next year.
- Former San Clemente High Principal Michael Halt tells the Orange County Register he can’t discuss his dismissal. Meanwhile, one board member has called for an independent review.
- In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, here’s an article highlighting the work of three exceptional teachers.