The OCDE weekly roundup is ready — are you, Orange County? Here’s what’s happening in education news this week:
- The state Department of Education released figures showing graduation rates in Orange County and the rest of California are up for the sixth year in a row.
- Two students from La Quinta High School in Westminster took home first place at the 2016 ocMaker Challenge for their creative design of a prototype fork that makes eating spaghetti easier.
- The One Billion Acts of Kindness campaign raked in more than 14,000 registered acts of kindness in the first few weeks following the May 5 launch.
- A group of students from Tustin High School used a 3-D printer to create a prosthetic arm for a fellow student.
- Los Alamitos High School students mastered nearly 150,000 words – more than any other school in the state – at the 2015-16 Vocabulary Bowl.
- With Crown Valley Elementary School set to close in June, renowned marine life artist Wyland helped preserve its memory, by painting a mural to commemorate the Sea Kings’ 50 years in Laguna Niguel.