We’ve made it to another Friday, and that means it’s time for the weekly roundup of top Orange County education stories:
- The state Board of Education this week approved a new accountability system that will rate schools and districts in multiple areas deemed critical to student performance.
- The Brea Olinda Unified School District is set to begin bus operations with a new system for tracking its vehicles and riders.
- A former Huntington Beach High School student and veteran of the Korean War will finally receive his high school diploma 66 years after leaving school to enlist in the U.S. Navy.
- The Newport-Mesa Unified School District, founded when three districts merged back in 1966, is gearing up for a raft of activities to mark its 50th anniversary.
- Lake View Elementary School in the Ocean View School District has reopened with an emphasis on STEM education nearly two years after it was shuttered due to asbestos concerns.
- With the help of a grant from OCDE, the Children and Families Commission of Orange County has unveiled a free mobile app with activities to promote healthy childhood development and school readiness.