In the news: Robot-assisted surgery, OC Pathways Showcase, flag football and more

It’s the first Friday in December, which, some might argue, gives you the go-ahead to put up all those holiday decorations — even if you’ve actually had them up since the first Friday in November. We understand.

We also understand it’s time to catch up on some of the top education stories from this week. We’re here to help out with that:

  • An Orange County Department of Education paraeducator organized a flag football game that teamed students from OCDE’s alternative education program with the members of the police department that serves Cal State Fullerton.
  • With sponsors divided into such categories as “Dracula,” “Zombie” or “Frankenstein,” the Villa Park Elementary School Monster Dash jog-a-thon event raised more than $50,000.