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COVID-19 And The End Of Government Schooling’s Main Value Proposition

COVID-19 And The End Of Government Schooling’s Main Value Proposition

by Thomas L. Knapp In mid-2020, I mused that if the COVID-19 pandemic ended up producing any silver linings, the most likely bright spot would be its impact on government — so-called “public” — education. Throughout the previous spring, government schools had largely shut down in-person classes, switching to ad hoc and, it seems, fairly […]

Ventura College Foundation Provided $696,095 In Direct Student Support During 2020-2021 Academic Year

Ventura College Foundation Provided $696,095 In Direct Student Support During 2020-2021 Academic Year

Ventura, Calif.–Despite pandemic challenges, the Ventura College Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides resources and financial assistance to Ventura College students and school programs, distributed $696,095 in direct student financial support during the 2020-2021 academic year and another $871,749 to 28 Ventura College programs across 17 department and divisions. “This past academic year was like […]

OC Academic Senate Meeting Details: Monday, November 22, 2021

OC Academic Senate Meeting Details: Monday, November 22, 2021

Our next OC Academic Senate meeting will take place on: Monday, November 22nd  from 2pm-4pm via ZOOM. This is a public meeting, and everyone is welcome. I especially encourage all faculty (part-time and full-time) to participate because, at these meetings, the most up-to-date faculty information is discussed. Public comments are permitted at the beginning of the meeting, but each person is limited […]

OC Academic Senate Meeting Details: November 8, 2021 At 2pm

OC Academic Senate Meeting Details: November 8, 2021 At 2pm

Our next OC Academic Senate meeting will take place on: Monday, November  8th  from 2pm-4pm via ZOOM. This is a public meeting and everyone is welcome. I especially encourage all faculty (part-time and full-time) to participate because, at these meetings, the most up-to-date faculty information is discussed. Public comments are permitted at the beginning of the meeting, but each person is limited […]

Carpinteria Orchid Grower, Has A New Record Breaking Figure With Week Long Fundraiser.

Carpinteria Orchid Grower, Has A New Record Breaking Figure With Week Long Fundraiser.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (October 29th, 2021): Carrying on a rich tradition of community outreach and support, Westerlay Orchids announced for the fourth year in a row their week-long Carpinteria Education Foundation Inc. (CEF) fundraiser -– Surpassing last year’s figure by raising $35,619.40 for our local students! Owner/ President Toine Overgaag who believes the company’s responsibility to the community […]

Camarillo Academic Olympics Super Quiz — March 21st

Camarillo Academic Olympics Super Quiz — March 21st

On March 21, we’ll have the City Preliminary for the Camarillo Academic Olympics Super Quiz.  Teams of five from 25 local schools will be competing to answer questions taken from a single book; this year, the subject is spies.  The teams are split into two divisions – one for 4th and 5th graders and another […]

Ventura County’s Premier Academic Competitions Seek Volunteers

Ventura County’s Premier Academic Competitions Seek Volunteers