We’ve made it to another Friday, and that means it’s time for our weekly recap of recent education stories.
- Project Zero Waste, a service-learning partnership that empowers students with hands-on environmental science instruction, has earned OCDE and OC Waste & Recycling the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award.
- Immunization rates among California’s kindergarteners are on the rise and personal belief exemption rates are down, according to the California Department of Public Health.
- The Orange Unified School District is considering a plan to upgrade its facilities with new energy efficient equipment using funding from a state initiative.
- Students from the Anaheim Union High School District participated in 130 community service projects on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
- Parents and coaches at Estancia High in Costa Mesa are applauding the school board’s decision to move forward with a new aquatics center.
- The growth mindset concept, which suggests that skills and intelligence can be developed and enhanced over time, will be explained in a series of short instructional videos for students, courtesy of researchers at Stanford University in collaboration with a San Francisco-based education startup.