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Tuesday, April 03, 2018


Teens can learn the basics of job interviewing at free workshop in Aliso Viejo
Teens and college students from throughout south Orange County are invited to participate in a free interview prep workshop for high school- and college-aged students from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. Don’t miss this chance to enhance your interviewing skills to land a job. Register for this free program online at by clicking on Recreation Classes.


So who could be the next Los Angeles schools superintendent?
The search for the next superintendent to lead Los Angeles' public schools moves into high gear this week as the school board starts to interview and discuss candidates Monday and Tuesday. The process is confidential, and it's not clear that anyone has the inside track. Still, advocates who have influence with L.A. Unified's elected Board of Education are pushing certain names.

Newport Beach eighth-grader wins school's top service and leadership award
A Newport Beach eighth-grader won the 2018 Father Ernest D. Sillers Legacy Award at St. Mary's School in Aliso Viejo. Brad Orcutt was credited for his leadership skills and evidence of service and civic responsibility, according to a news release. Brad has been involved in student government, volleyball, basketball and football at the school. He also volunteers for area nonprofits.


Teachers, how do you pay for school supplies?
Tight budgets aren’t new in schools, but how teachers pay for their supplies continues to evolve. KPCC’s arts education reporter Carla Javier is looking into this, and we're turning to you for your insights. Teachers, please tell us where you work, what you teach, and how you fund your lessons and materials. Do your schools and districts provide all you need, or do you tap into your own funds or outside sources of funding to bring lessons and materials to your students?

Governor wants millions of working-class Californians to go to college online. Not everyone is sold.
Governor Jerry Brown is ramping up his campaign to convince legislators to fund a new, wholly online community college, arguing that millions of working-class Californians will then be able to take skills-building classes. But not everyone is sold on the idea that more virtual-only classes will solve problems for Californians struggling to access the job training they need to obtain higher-paying work.


State names 43 Orange County campuses as California Distinguished Schools
Forty-three Orange County public schools were named Monday as 2018 California Distinguished Schools, the state’s top honor for campuses. The prize goes to schools with the highest overall achievement scores in academic and non-academic indicators, or those with high concentrations of low-income students and English learners that significantly improved or maintained high scores.

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