Weekly roundup: OC Academic Decathlon, the Battle of the Books, virtual enterprises and more

Beginning tomorrow and continuing the following Saturday, high school teams from throughout the county will convene for the 49th annual Orange County Academic Decathlon. We’ve got that and more in this week’s roundup of local education news.

  • Three students from OCDE’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program have advanced to the final four in the national “Battle of the Books” reading competition sponsored by Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
  • A nonprofit education organization announced a voluntary certification program aimed at establishing uniform standards for high school academies that promote career readiness.

    Students at the Academic Decathlon

    High school students participate in the Super Quiz Relay during last year’s Orange County Academic Decathlon. The 2017 edition starts Saturday.

  • Months after the Fullerton Joint Union High School District issued Chromebooks at its six campuses, La Habra High’s tech-savvy principal says the devices have transformed how students approach learning.
  • A team from Fountain Valley High School placed fifth in a state contest challenging students to create mock businesses. Now their virtual enterprise is headed to the national competition in New York.

That’s all for now. Have a great weekend.