It’s Friday, July 24. Here’s what was in the news this week.
- California leads the nation in assisting students experiencing homelessness by including them specifically in school district Local Control and Accountability Plans.
- Working out together builds relationships and trust between Fountain Valley high school football players and police officers.
- A California State University, Fullerton program supports and encourages Santa Ana high school students to succeed in school while preparing them for college.
- Thousands of teachers are participating in California State University professional development to prepare students for college-level reading and writing, reducing the need for remedial classes.
- An Irvine student wins third place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his 3D-printed robotic arm creation.
- An EdSource article features Santa Ana students participating in summer internships at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, a result of OCDE’s OC Pathways initiative and community partners including OpTerra Energy Services.
- The state superintendent of public instruction released an updated “Blueprint for Great Schools Version 2.0,” outlining strategies for implementing education standards, improving school assessments and boosting student performance.