In the news: Free ACT test, National Blue Ribbon honors and more

It’s Friday, Oct. 2, and here are some local headlines highlighting education from this past week.

  • NewspaperSegerstrom High School in Santa Ana has become the first school in Orange County to pay for all students in grades 11 and 12 to take the ACT test. The idea is to make the test more accessible and to gather information on college readiness.
  • Santa Ana Unified is one of six districts in California to receive a waiver exempting them from some of the No Child Left Behind restrictions for another school year.
  • California’s first Vietnamese/English dual immersion program is located in Orange County, at DeMille Elementary School in Westminster.
  • The community in the Oak View neighborhood of Huntington Beach, including the elementary and preschool, can look forward to some relief from the odors generated by the dump across the street.
  • Two Orange County schools were named 2015 National Blue Ribbon winners.