It’s the first Friday in December, which, some might argue, gives you the go-ahead to put up all those holiday decorations — even if you’ve actually had them up since the first Friday in November. We understand.
We also understand it’s time to catch up on some of the top education stories from this week. We’re here to help out with that:
- A team of students from three middle schools in Laguna Niguel operated high-tech equipment that simulated a robot-assisted surgery.
- Educators, students and industry leaders convened for the 2016 OC Pathways Showcase, highlighting STEM-related career pathways at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin.
The recent passage of Proposition 58 lifted key restrictions on bilingual education in California, leaving some to wonder what happens next.
- El Toro High School in Lake Forest donated more than 100,000 cans of food to two local food bank organizations, capping its annual canned food drive.
- An Orange County Department of Education paraeducator organized a flag football game that teamed students from OCDE’s alternative education program with the members of the police department that serves Cal State Fullerton.
- With sponsors divided into such categories as “Dracula,” “Zombie” or “Frankenstein,” the Villa Park Elementary School Monster Dash jog-a-thon event raised more than $50,000.