In the news: Tustin school opens time capsule from 1965, Santa Ana chief to retire and more

It’s Friday, which means it’s time to ready the roundup. Here’s what’s happening in education news right now:

  • Orange County students will once again have the option to take a course in advance — or repeat a course — through an online program offered by OCDE’s Pacific Coast High School.
  • Santa Ana Unified School District Superintendent Rick Miller, who has led districts in California and Idaho for 25 years, announced he’s retiring at the end of June, capping a career in education that spans more than 40 years.
  • Samueli Academy, a public charter school in Santa Ana, is considered a first of its kind in Orange County, focusing its services on foster youth and students from low-income families.
  • As part of the 50th anniversary of Nelson Elementary School in the Tustin Unified School District, students and staff opened a time capsule from 1965, giving them a glimpse of Tustin’s past.
  • Grace Farrington, a student at Laguna Beach Unified’s Top of the World Elementary School, received a prestigious award from the Association of California School Administrators for overcoming great odds.