Today is Friday, May 8, and once again we bring you a few local education news stories you may have missed.
- From among 101 nominees, two Orange County school workers were named 2015 California Classified School Employees of the Year by the state Department of Education.
- In response to the growing use of e-cigarettes by high school and middle school students, the state Assembly moved forward a bill prohibiting minors from purchasing vaping devices that do not include the cartridges, in essence plugging a loophole in current law.
- Educators are finding that dual language immersion programs align well with concepts from the new state standards, such as problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration, and that students in these programs have already been learning in the new Common Core style.
- Governor Jerry Brown is getting ready to release his revised state budget plan for the next fiscal year, which is expected to bring new revenue to K-12 schools.