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Students interested in forensics experience investigation of a crime scene
Some 325 forensics students from Aliso Niguel, Dana Hills and San Juan Hills high schools were treated to a crime scene re-enactment featuring law enforcement professionals and the Aliso Niguel High theater department as part an inaugural Forensic Forum on Monday, Jan. 29, at Aliso Niguel High.

Communications scholarships offered to Buena Park students
Buena Park residents who are in college or about to enroll and plan to major in communications may be eligible for scholarships of up to $2,000 each.

Santa Ana Unified named to AP Honor Roll
The Santa Ana Unified School District has been named to the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll, a district statement said. The Honor Roll recognizes school districts committed to increasing access to advanced placement for underrepresented students, while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of 3 or higher.

Public meeting will focus on Newport-Mesa trustee area elections
The Orange County Committee on School District Organization will host a public hearing regarding Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s request to approve and establish trustee areas. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the district’s boardroom, 2985 Bear St.

Seal Beach police looking for man suspected of indecent exposure at McGaugh Elementary School
Police are looking for a man suspected of standing in an elementary school’s boys bathroom with his pants and underwear around his knees – exposing himself to two girls who were walking by, officials said on Monday, Jan. 29. Around 3:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, a man in his 20s or 30s walked onto the campus of McGaugh Elementary School and followed the two middle-school-aged girls, who were visiting their former campus, said Sgt. Michael Henderson of the Seal Beach Police Department.


Homeless students, destroyed campuses, ‘invisible injuries’: What California schools learned from recent disasters
California schools ravaged by fire, floods and mud this year have mostly re-opened and are diving in to a new semester, but district leaders say they’ve learned some crucial lessons about handling natural disasters that all schools could benefit from.


SPI candidate woos teachers with higher pay proposal
Marshall Tuck, charter advocate and candidate for state schools chief, has called for an increase in beginning teacher salaries as well as no-interest loans to college students willing to commit to teaching in the public schools.


Three OC campuses earn spots on state’s list of model middle schools
Three Orange County campuses have earned their way onto a list of California’s top-performing middle schools. Hilton D. Bell Intermediate School in the Garden Grove Unified School District, Cerro Villa Middle School in the Orange Unified School District and Ladera Vista Junior High School of the Arts in the Fullerton School District are among 22 sites recognized through California’s 2017-18 Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage program.


Nearly 9,000 DACA Teachers Face An Uncertain Future
Of the 690,000 undocumented immigrants now facing an uncertain future as Congress and President Trump wrangle over the DACA program are about 8,800 school teachers. The real possibility that they'll be deported if the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is allowed to expire has put enormous stress on them.

Do You Know A Teacher Who Has Gone The Extra Mile — Or Beyond?
We all know that teachers do way more than teach. They often go beyond their job descriptions to help young people in ways that don't involve academics or the classroom. Some will take in a homeless student. Others have gone so far as to adopt students. Or ... well, we're hoping you'll tell us!

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