It’s Friday, July 10, and here’s another batch of education-related news stories from this past week.
- Two schools in the La Habra City School District are expected to finish renovations before the start of school in the fall to provide new classroom environments with more digital access and work space for students. It’s all part of $7.1 million in improvements funded by a $30 million bond approved by voters in 2012.
- Senate Bill 172 calls for suspending the California High School Exit Exam starting in 2016-17 because the test does not align with the newer state academic standards. The legislation has moved through the senate and is now being considered in the state Assembly.
- Collaboration between the Santa Ana Unified School District and the Latino International Film Institute has given 20 students the opportunity to participate in a six-week program learning to write, produce and edit films this summer through the Santa Ana Summer Film Academy.
- The Ocean View School District will welcome its new superintendent, Carol Hansen, on Monday, July 13.
- The U.S. Senate is debating a bill that would overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act for the first time since 2001.