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Wednesday, September 11, 2019


Irvine school provides a STEM education to children with disabilities
With three campuses in Southern California, including a new facility in Irvine, STEM3 Academy is the only school in the country to provide STEM-based learning to children with disabilities from kindergarten through high school. Through tailoring teaching methods to individual students, the academy is a refuge for children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other social and learning differences.


Oceanside parents protest busing cuts
Eliminating the bus lines would leave students in the Crown Heights community without transportation to school, protesters said, and would abandon assurances that that Oceanside Unified School District made 10 years ago, when it closed down the neighborhood school, Ditmar Elementary.


San Diego Unified Principals Blast District Leadership
Memos sent by a group of San Diego Unified principals say district leaders are not providing enough resources for schools to adequately run their special education programs, English-learner programs and math curriculum.


California students could soon get a Seal of STEM on their diplomas
California high school graduates may soon be able to show off their academic success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, with a new seal on their diploma. A bill creating the State Seal of STEM, Assembly Bill 28, passed the state Legislature Tuesday and now heads to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk. He has until Oct. 13 to sign or veto the bill.


Hiding in the dark: Turlock High students describe the hour after false report of shooter
Turlock High student Hailey Lopes was eating lunch in the school’s theater with friends when, “All of a sudden we heard people screaming outside. We turned around and through the window we could see people running full speed.” Next a voice came on the intercom telling them the school was on lockdown, that it wasn’t a drill. The drama teacher instructed students to lie down on the floor between the rows of seats.


National Merit Scholarship announces 2020 semifinalists in Los Angeles County
High school juniors, 11th graders, in about 21,000 high schools in the United States entered the academic competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.


El Rancho Unified expands mental-health services for students
Seldom does the El Rancho Unified board do anything unanimously, but on Tuesday they rallied behind mental health services for students.

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