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Friday, January 05, 2018


Santa Ana nonprofit group receives donation from local elementary school
Santa Ana-based Wayfinders recently received a $696.32 donation from Adams Elementary School in Costa Mesa. The money was raised through a Pennies for Prevention drive, which supports the nonprofit organization’s Project PATH program.

Applications for scholarships in memory of Yorba Linda High School alumnus now being accepted
Applications are being accepted for the Justin M. Sanchez Memorial for Higher Education scholarship through April 30. The scholarship is for Yorba Linda High School seniors planning to attend two-year institutions or students planning to transfer from Santiago Community College.

Fullerton Joint Union High School District is opening enrollment for campuses this month
The Fullerton Joint Union High School District, which serves La Habra and Buena Park, offers open enrollment for the 2018-19 school year from Jan. 8 to 26. During that time, students living in the district and entering ninth through 12th grade can apply to attend any of the high school campuses other than their school of residence.


Questions over LAUSD chief’s extended medical leave intensify as new semester begins
The Los Angeles Unified School District is poised to start the spring semester next week amid lingering questions about when ailing Supt. Michelle King will return to the job, leaving what some see as a leadership gap in the face of daunting challenges.


Students use Harry Potter to give teacher a gift to see colors
A group of students surprised their teacher Monday with a rare surprise — the gift of color. Beau Scott, the 4th and 5th grade higher ability teacher at Dayton Elementary School, is color blind. At stoplights, the colors look the same.


A focus on writing in every class is key to success in this rural California district
Jesse Sanchez, principal at Brawley Union High School in Imperial County, was alarmed when four years ago he read proposals seniors submitted for voluntary end-of-year projects on topics such as nutrition and community service. “What I was reading wasn’t making any sense,” said Sanchez, principal of the main high school in Brawley.


5 things to know about screen time right now
After another round of holidays, it's safe to assume, a lot of children have been diving into more media use than usual. Some may now have new electronic toys and gadgets, or have downloaded new apps and games. Managing all that bleeping and buzzing activity causes anxiety in many parents. Here's a roundup of some of the latest research, combined with some of our previous reporting.

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