Let us help you catch up on this week’s top education stories in Orange County:
- The Program to Advance Cultural Education Chinese History and Culture helped Irvine Unified School District teachers and staff learn more about Chinese culture.
- Huntington Beach Union High School District replaced its high school’s grass football fields with a new synthetic material.
- A new charter school, the Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts, opened in Laguna Niguel.
- Several Orange County school boards have approved bond measures for the November ballot to repair, upgrade and modernize facilities.
- The finalists were announced for the 2016 Innovation in Education Awards, which recognizes educators, students and programs for their innovative uses of science, math and technology.