Here are some stories from this week’s local education news for your Friday afternoon.
- Restorative Justice frameworks are making a difference for youth in Santa Ana.
- Parents take court action to convert Palm Lane Elementary School in Anaheim into a charter under the state’s Parent Empowerment Act.
- OC schools were represented in the Washington Post’s recent rundown of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools,” including Oxford Academy and Sage Hill, which earned spots in the top 100. A dozen Orange County public and private high schools cracked the top 100 on a similar list for California.
- Beginning next fall, students at Costa Mesa High School will have the opportunity to explore arts careers through a new Academy of Creative Expression program that will focus on studies such as digital art, graphic design, photography, film and video, 3-D art, ceramics, dance, theater, choir and band.
- The Kelsey Harris Memorial Cup soccer game will take place on May 1 at Tustin Unified’s Beckman High School in honor of the OC teen who lost her life to Lefora disease a year ago. The event will raise money for Chelsea’s Hope, which funds research on the rare disease.