Astronaut Leland Melvin, who voyaged to the International Space Station in 2008 and 2009, was the keynote speaker at the inaugural OC Pathways Showcase, held in Hangar 244 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. The event, featuring innovative displays from local schools, colleges and businesses, drew about 300 educators and business leaders to celebrate the first year of OC Pathways.
A limited number of seats are still available for an upcoming showcase to celebrate the first year of OC Pathways, an initiative that's paving the way to college and career success and strengthening the 21st-century workforce. Open to educators and industry leaders, the inaugural OC Pathways Showcase on Dec. 2 will feature innovative displays from local schools, colleges and businesses, as well as a keynote address from NASA astronaut Leland Melvin. “Equipping Students for the Global Innovation Economy” is the theme of the event, which will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. inside Hangar 244 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. [...]
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Leaders of the Tustin Unified School District have officially cut the ribbon on a brand new Humanities Building at Beckman High School. The two-story, 30,000-square-foot facility, which opened to students on Sept. 1, features 17 classrooms that house world languages and English courses. [...]
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Leaders from 27 education groups that focus on the advancement of science, technology, engineering and math have gathered in Washington, D.C. this week to exchange strategies for building STEM education. Specifically, they’re exploring ways to increase the number of STEM networks or ecosystems, which promote learning in these fields by fostering collaboration among schools, businesses and community organizations. [...]
Voting is now open for the State Farm Celebrate My Drive video contest, which has a pair of Orange County high schools in the running for its $100,000 grant prize. Canyon High School and El Modena High School in the Orange Unified School District are both in the final 100 after producing safe driving videos promoting "2N2" – short for two eyes on the road and two hands on the wheel. [...]
The Santa Ana Unified School District continues to create new learning opportunities and educational options in alignment with the interests and aptitudes of its students. That was among the key takeaways from the Superintendent’s State of the District and Partners Breakfast, which was hosted Friday morning by the district’s Board of Education and the Santa Ana Public Schools Foundation. [...]
If you’re a local teacher in need of funds to buy classroom supplies and materials for hands-on activities and project-based lessons, Chevron’s Fuel Your School program wants to help. For every eight gallons of gas purchased at participating Chevron and Texaco stations in Orange County in October, the Fuel Your School program donated $1 to help fund eligible classroom projects ─ and those dollars have added up. [...]