In the news: Robotics students win competitions and solve real-world problems, new web-based state assessments begin and more

It’s Friday April 10 and here is a recap of local education news stories from this past week.


  • The 20-member Clockwork Oranges robotics team based at El Modena High with members from throughout the Orange Unified School District has earned a spot in the FIRST Robotics world championships in St. Louis – and these talented teens are determined to raise enough money to attend.
  • The bill crafted to replace No Child Left Behind is slated to go before the U.S. Senate later this spring. You can get a preview of the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 here.
  • And the Raise Foundation invites you to get involved in National Child Abuse Prevention Month by attending the Blue Ribbon Family Fun event during Clinic in the Park at the OC Great Park in Irvine on Sunday April 12 at 10 a.m.