It’s the last Friday before Thanksgiving, and we’ve got a feast of local education stories you might have missed.
- Following the lean years of the Great Recession, new funding has resulted in increased opportunities and new programs at Orange County schools.
- The “flipped” learning model, which emphasizes individualized learning and greater student responsibility, is becoming increasingly popular.
- Schools across the U.S. are engaging in difficult discussions with students about the recent attacks in Paris.
- More than 400 students from Aliso Viejo’s Don Juan Avila Elementary School paid tribute to military veterans on Nov. 13.
- An Oxford Academy sophomore’s determination to share the importance of money management with his peers lands him an on-campus interview with California State Treasurer John Chiang.
- New Horizon, an independent Islamic elementary school in north Irvine, was one of only 50 private campuses in the nation — and four in California — to earn Blue Ribbon status this year.
- A statewide campaign organized by the advocacy group Californians for Justice and its Student Voice project encourages educators to believe in all students’ ability to succeed.
- Upgrades at Katella High School in Anaheim will be the first to be funded by a $249 million voter-approved bond facilities bond.
- Modeled after the “Humans of New York” website, a social media campaign at a local high school is promoting community and kindness.