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Does the California Teachers Association (CTA) Represent the Majority of Teachers’ Views?

Does the California Teachers Association (CTA) Represent the Majority of Teachers’ Views?

    By Brenda Lebsack Note: The following article represents my personal opinions and does not necessarily represent the views of Orange Unified School Board or the Santa Ana Unified School District. When controversies arise regarding education, it is important to understand that teachers are a diverse group of people in every way. We are […]

Oak Park School Board Quietly Adopts Controversial K-5 Gender Identity Curriculum

Oak Park School Board Quietly Adopts Controversial K-5 Gender Identity Curriculum

    By Pat Lynch  OAK PARK, CA – On April 23, 2019, the Oak Park Board of Education quietly approved its “Gender Identity Curriculum” for grades K-5 in the district. This was presented by an elementary school counselor and passed with a majority vote 5-0.  Very few Oak Park parents were even aware that […]

Black Education Decline

Black Education Decline

  by Walter E. Williams | Originally published in Townhall – June 19, 2019 New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says that the city’s specialized high schools have a diversity problem. He’s joined by New York City Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, educators, students and community leaders who want to fix the diversity problem. I […]

Due Process, DeVos, and the Courts

Due Process, DeVos, and the Courts

  By KC Johnson As the U.S. Department of Education considers the public comments to its proposed Title IX regulations, it’s worth considering how much the ground has shifted on questions related to Title IX and campus due process in the last two years. Six years of relentless pressure from the Obama administration’s Office for […]

Vacation Bible School | Revive Community Church-Oxnard

Vacation Bible School | Revive Community Church-Oxnard

It is time once again for this year’s Vacation Bible School. Our great staff and children’s directors are preparing an amazing and fun-filled program for your children.  We know how important it is for our children to be in a safe and protected environment while learning valuable life teachings with positive content. This is why […]

Teach For America, not California

Teach For America, not California

  By Larry Sand Assembly Bill 221 in California would prohibit school districts from entering into a contract with a third-party organization that employs teachers “who commit to teaching in the organization for less than five years.” This is an obvious bullet aimed at Teach For America, whose name was invoked but then removed from an earlier […]

$4.3 Million Grant to Enhance Career Education in Ventura County

$4.3 Million Grant to Enhance Career Education in Ventura County

Career technical education (CTE) programs for Ventura County middle and high school students will continue thanks to a major new grant awarded to the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE). In a highly competitive process, VCOE received a grant of $4,334,427 from the State of California. The grant is part of the “K12 Strong Workforce […]

Champions of Career Education Honored at 2019 Pathfinder Awards

Champions of Career Education Honored at 2019 Pathfinder Awards

Ventura County businesses and educators who are leading the way in advancing career-related education were honored today in Camarillo at the 2019 Pathfinder Awards. The awards were presented by VC Innovates, a program of the Ventura County Office of Education in partnership with the Ventura County Community College District. VC Innovates connects businesses and schools […]

Back-to-School Brigade | Helping Military Families With Supplies

Back-to-School Brigade | Helping Military Families With Supplies

Operation Homefront is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive — not simply struggle to get by — in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. For over fifteen years, we have provided programs that offer: RELIEF (through Critical Financial Assistance […]

Transforming Classrooms: Today’s Best Teaching Practices

Transforming Classrooms: Today’s Best Teaching Practices

                              LEARN ABOUT TEACHING PRACTICES THAT SUPPORT ALL STUDENTS AT THRIVE CONEJO-HOSTED EVENT, MARCH 14 WHAT: A community event called Transforming Classrooms: Today’s Best Teaching Practices. The audience will learn about Universal Design for Learning, an approach for teaching all types of students, with […]