On this, the first Friday of October, we have rounded up the top education stories in Orange County. Take a look:
- California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill aimed at increasing access to computer science in K-12 schools across the state.
- On the heels of a White House speaking engagement, a student from Aliso Niguel High School campaigned during lunch for fellow students to sign an anti-bullying pledge.
- About 1,500 fifth- and sixth-graders from five local school districts were treated to engaging science demonstrations during the eighth annual Science Showtime at Golden West College.
- Seven foreign exchange students from Okazaki, Japan enjoyed fall festivities including pumpkin-carving after arriving in Newport Beach last week.
- A new K-8 school in Irvine features adjustable classrooms along with student collaboration spaces, a design lab and a parent center.
- Local educators, businesses and community partners will get a chance to learn more about the programs and services offered by OCDE during the first-ever OCDE Services Showcase on Oct. 24.