It’s Friday, July 31, and here are some local education stories you may have missed.
- On the heels of the release of the updated Blueprint for Great Schools Version 2.0, the state schools chief will create a new task force focused on recommending a new accountability plan for schools.
- U.S. Department of Education survey results show a decrease in the number of children being targeted by bullies, according to USA Today, which explains the difference between peer conflict and bullying and what can be done to help.
- Reading and literacy activities can reduce the effects of summer learning loss in children of all ages.
- The 24th annual Summer at the Center provides at-risk youth the opportunity to explore the arts in a two-week program that culminates in performances at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. The public is invited to attend the show this Saturday at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
- Community colleges are looking to support programs that enroll more high school students in coursework before graduation.