In the news: Positive outcomes through ‘Restorative Justice’ practices, opportunity for teens to explore arts careers and more

Here are some stories from this week’s local education news for your Friday afternoon.

In the News

  • Parents take court action to convert Palm Lane Elementary School in Anaheim into a charter under the state’s Parent Empowerment Act.
  • OC schools were represented in the Washington Post’s recent rundown of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools,” including Oxford Academy and Sage Hill, which earned spots in the top 100. A dozen Orange County public and private high schools cracked the top 100 on a similar list for California. 
  • Beginning next fall, students at Costa Mesa High School will have the opportunity to explore arts careers through a new Academy of Creative Expression program that will focus on studies such as digital art, graphic design, photography, film and video, 3-D art, ceramics, dance, theater, choir and band.
  • The Kelsey Harris Memorial Cup soccer game will take place on May 1 at Tustin Unified’s Beckman High School in honor of the OC teen who lost her life to Lefora disease a year ago. The event will raise money for Chelsea’s Hope, which funds research on the rare disease.