In the news: Summer at the Center, college coursework in high school and more

It’s Friday, July 31, and here are some local education stories you may have missed.

  • U.S. Department of Education survey results show a decrease in the number of children being targeted by bullies, according to USA Today, which explains the difference between peer conflict and bullying and what can be done to help.
  • Reading and literacy activities can reduce the effects of summer learning loss in children of all ages.
  • The 24th annual Summer at the Center provides at-risk youth the opportunity to explore the arts in a two-week program that culminates in performances at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. The public is invited to attend the show this Saturday at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.