In the news: Summertime professional development, less youth referred to juvenile hall and more

It’s Friday, July 17, and here’s a roundup of local education stories you may have missed from this past week.

  • In a bid to bring arts education to all children, the Center 4 Creative Arts in Costa Mesa is offering art classes this summer for children in preschool through sixth grade – the cost for the six-week program? $10.
  • The drop in the number of youth at Orange County’s Juvenile Hall is being attributed to a variety of factors including a declining overall crime rate, changes in law and a focus on preventative efforts.
  • School districts and teachers are taking advantage of summertime professional development to help them transition to the new California standards.
  • The U.S. Senate has approved a revision of the No Child Left Behind education law a week after the House passed its own version – and there are significant similarities and differences in the bills.