In the news: The 2017 Orange County Teachers of the Year, altruistic Aliso Niguel High students and more

It’s time to check the roundup. Here’s what’s happening in education news this week:

  • A Prize Patrol bus carrying Orange County Superintendent of Schools Al Mijares, OCDE staff, sponsors and media made surprise visits to four local schools and a community college Monday to announce the 2017 Orange County Teachers of the Year.
  • shutterstock_172787960The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice jointly issued a letter on Friday indicating transgender students should be permitted to use bathrooms or locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identities, mirroring a law previously passed in California.