In the news: OC, state graduation rates on the rise, Los Alamitos students master nearly 150,000 words and more

The OCDE weekly roundup is ready — are you, Orange County? Here’s what’s happening in education news this week:

  • 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.