Weekly roundup: Spreading kindness across OC, big changes to the SAT, and more

The world could use some extra kindness right now, and students across Orange County are working to deliver it. As we mentioned earlier this week, students and staff are participating in the Great Kindness Challenge, which is a national program dedicated to recording as many acts of kindness as possible in a single week.

As you may know, we at OCDE are very passionate about kindness, so we thought we’d end the week by rounding up a few of the random acts of kindness we’ve seen on social media from schools across the county.

You can also check out this article from the Orange County Register that highlights kindness initiatives at Thurston Middle School in the Laguna Beach Unified School District.

And here are some of the other education stories we are following this week.

  • In related news, Dr. Carol Hansen announced she is retiring after serving seven years as superintendent of the Ocean View School District.
  • After shutting down the last two meetings over face mask disputes, the president of the Placentia-Yorba Linda School Board has called for a special session next week requesting the board go back to holding virtual meetings.
  • And finally, elected members of the Orange County Board of Education are requesting a judge to intervene in a dispute they are having with the County Committee on School District Organization regarding new voting maps, reports the Orange County Register.

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