It’s the day before Halloween, and we’ve got a plastic pumpkin full of spooky education headlines you may have missed.
Acknowledging concerns over too much standardized testing in schools, the Obama Administration has called for capping the amount of time students spend taking assessments.
Several of Orange County’s larger school districts received high marks on new assessments tied to state standards in English and math.
Students at the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana created pumpkin art as a unique approach to fundraising for their school.
A new law signed by Governor Brown requires schools to assess students who struggle with reading for dyslexia, recognized as the most common learning disability in the nation.
Pending a decision by the State Board of Education on Nov. 4, the company that administers state standardized tests for California could be fined $3.1 million for the delay in reporting test results from last spring.
- Flu season officially begins on Sunday, and hundreds of students in Orange County and surrounding counties will get a free flu vaccine.
- Google piloted a new virtual reality platform at Cypress Village Elementary School in Irvine, sending students on virtual field trips all over the world.
- Visitors at Irvine’s ribbon-cutting event had the chance to tour the new Portola Springs Elementary School campus, which features a design and science lab, flexible-design classrooms, an innovation lab and more.