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Wednesday, March 28, 2018


Robots battle in regional competition hosted at UCI
The competitors were agile, quick and accurate, and they didn’t waste time on a lot of trash talk. They weren’t coded for that. More than 50 teams of students brought the robots they built and programmed to the FIRST Robotics Orange County Regional hosted at UCI’s Bren Events Center from March 21 to 24.


'Every 15 Minutes' reenacts a fatal accident and a funeral to warn Ocean View High students about drunk driving
Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach hosted a two-day event Monday and Tuesday to warn the students about the perils of drunk driving.


This country is making school for 3-year-olds mandatory
French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Tuesday that school will soon be mandatory for children aged three years and up, instead of the current age of six. While school is compulsory for French children from the age of six, since 1989 parents have had the legal right to a place in a pre-school center from the age of three.


While criticizing Newsom, California Charter Schools Association endorses Villaraigosa for governor
With 70 days until the June primary election, the California Charter Schools Association Tuesday strongly endorsed former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for governor, while harshly criticizing Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the current front-runner in the race to replace Gov. Jerry Brown. The endorsement did not come as a major surprise, as Newsom has been endorsed by California’s teachers unions, which in recent years have launched a high-profile campaign seeking more transparency in charter school finances and operations.


Superintendent wanted, political skills required
It may come as a shock to many in the education community, but the job of a district superintendent is highly political. No kidding. A new report out from the Center on Reinventing Public Education draws on interviews and anecdotes going back decades to examine how school superintendents—largely from large urban districts—have navigated the complex waters of modern education with the goal of somehow improving student outcomes.


Thousands of families are eligible for child care subsidies. Actually getting them? Good luck.
While 51 percent of babies and toddlers in Los Angeles County are eligible for state-subsidized child care programs, only 6 percent of these children are served, according to new analysis by Advancement Project California, released on Tuesday.


Association of California School Administrators honors three educational leaders from OC
Three Orange County educators have been tapped for state honors by the Association of California School Administrators through its annual Administrator of the Year awards program.

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