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USA Today ranks Orange County high school esports teams on national list
Two high schools from Orange County were included in USA Today’s list of the top high school esport teams since 2019. The teams were from La Quinta High School in the Garden Grove Unified School District and Sunny Hills High School in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District.


Placentia-Yorba Linda School Board settles Orange County DA’s requests over potential Brown Act violations
Placentia-Yorba Linda School Board members got a lesson this week on the state’s open meeting law known as the Brown Act — a training the Orange County District Attorney’s office requested following an investigation related to the board. In a study session on Tuesday, Sept. 13, Todd Robbins, an attorney for the school district, offered board members a run-through on certain aspects of the Brown Act, particularly as it pertains to special and emergency meetings as well as rules that allow for members to participate via teleconference versus in person. The training, along with a related resolution adopted by the majority of the board, satisfies requirements set by the DA’s office, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.


With a few LBUSD campuses lacking AC, recent heatwave had some parents concerned
The heat wave that finally broke in recent days, but seared Southern California for more than a week, caused concern across the region, from power grid operators to health officials. Two dozen students at Carver Elementary School were taken out of school early one day late last week, according to a Long Beach Unified School District official.

Makersville nonprofit in Long Beach hosts STEAM workshops for teachers
The next monthly STEAM Educator Forum will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Shoreline Village Makersville Studio.


Bullard High active shooter call one of several in California. Did it have foreign origin?
Fresno Police Chief Paco Balderrama said a false report of an active shooter at Bullard High School on Wednesday was one of multiple phone calls to cities around California, and it was possible that it may have an origin outside the United States. In addition to the call that reached Fresno, others were made to officials in cities that included Santa Barbara, Stockton, Chula Vista and Santa Rosa, Balderrama said.


California lifts vaccine mandate for school staff
Teachers and other school staff who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 will no longer have to be tested weekly to remain on campuses after this week. Tuesday State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón rescinded a public health order requiring that all school employees show proof of vaccination or be tested at least weekly. The new policy is effective Sept. 17.


San Diego’s Monarch School Project Students Sell 70 Art Pieces at Art San Diego
Students at San Diego’s Monarch School Project sold more than 70 art pieces after partnering with Humble Design, a nonprofit interior design company in Logan Heights, at Art San Diego last week. By partnering with the nonprofit, students learned “many impactful lessons” related to interior design, art making, exhibits and how to sell one’s art.

OUSD Student Director Natalie Gallegos Chavez wants a real vote on the school board
The Oakland High School senior is returning for a second year on the board. She spoke to The Oaklandside about her priorities.

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