It’s Friday, Feb. 3, which is welcome news if your name is Phil Connors. And for everyone else, here’s our weekly roundup of education news stories impacting Orange County.
- This year marks the 70th anniversary of a landmark court case from Orange County that had a profound impact on public schools in the United States. Orange County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares elaborates in his latest column.
- Trustees for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District are again discussing the pros and cons of term limits after tabling the conversation in July.
- A group of students from Aliso Niguel High School recently held a bake sale at Aliso Viejo Town Center as part of an ongoing campaign to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
- Fullerton police arrested two Troy High School students who allegedly threatened to carry out a violent attack at their school.
- Garden Grove High School will become one of only 1,000 schools worldwide to implement the College Board’s AP Capstone program, which was developed in response to feedback from college admission officers.
- Staff and students from Tustin Ranch Elementary School presented an oversized birthday card with 700 signatures to a beloved volunteer librarian who has contributed 10,000 hours of service.
- Building robotics is a passion and potential career for members of the Clockwork Oranges Robotics Team. The squad, featuring students from El Modena, Orange, Canyon and Villa Park high schools, is gearing up for competition season.
- A high school senior from Garden Grove recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to deliver a speech in historic Lafayette Square as part of the American Soapbox Initiative.