In the news: Elementary and Secondary Education Act rewrite, librarian honored and more

  • Health teachers in all ten high schools in the Anaheim Union High School District are now certified to train students in hands-only CPR – the goal is to have every student in the district trained in the next four years.
  • The Garden Grove Unified School District’s modernization project is on time and within budget despite logistical challenges.
  • A study released this week by the American Institutes for Research finds that students in transitional kindergarten begin kindergarten better prepared in language, literacy and math.
  • The bill replacing the No Child Left Behind Act that expired in 2007 has passed the House and is set to go to the Senate this month.
  • An OCDE librarian with the unique ability to connect with students who are incarcerated is one of only 10 librarians in the U.S. to receive the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award.
  • Two Orange County school districts are members of CORE – a group of districts set to release preliminary reports on a new school grading formula called the School Quality Index.