In the news: OCDE Services Showcase, adjustable classrooms, an anti-bullying pledge and more Staff reports October 7, 2016 On this, the first Friday of October, we have rounded up the top education stories in Orange County. Take a look: California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill aimed at increasing access to computer science in K-12 schools across the state. On the heels of a White House speaking engagement, a student from Aliso Niguel High School campaigned during lunch for fellow students to sign an anti-bullying pledge. About 1,500 fifth- and sixth-graders from five local school districts were treated to engaging science demonstrations during the eighth annual Science Showtime at Golden West College. Seven foreign exchange students from Okazaki, Japan enjoyed fall festivities including pumpkin-carving after arriving in Newport Beach last week. A new K-8 school in Irvine features adjustable classrooms along with student collaboration spaces, a design lab and a parent center. Local educators, businesses and community partners will get a chance to learn more about the programs and services offered by OCDE during the first-ever OCDE Services Showcase on Oct. 24.