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California Distinguished Schools Include Nine in Ventura County

California Distinguished Schools Include Nine in Ventura County

Nine Ventura County elementary schools are being honored as 2020 California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education. Schools are awarded for their work toward closing the achievement gap and for achieving exceptional student performance. Schools that applied were eligible based on their performance and progress on the state indicators as described on the […]

Navy Engineers Modify Toys for Kids with Special Needs

Navy Engineers Modify Toys for Kids with Special Needs

Watching a toy come to life when it’s turned on is a delight for any child. But for kids with developmental disabilities, something as simple as pressing a button to activate a toy can be an impossible challenge. Toys designed for children with disabilities are available, but can be prohibitively expensive. That’s why Dwire School […]

Ventura County School Data Available in 2019 Dashboard

Ventura County School Data Available in 2019 Dashboard

A wealth of data about the performance of Ventura County schools and districts is now available in the 2019 California School Dashboard, which was released today by the California Department of Education (CDE). In addition to reporting on test scores in math and English language arts, the Dashboard provides a more complete picture of school […]

See the Winning Logos for Ventura County Academic Competitions

See the Winning Logos for Ventura County Academic Competitions

The Ventura County Office of Education is pleased to announce the winners of logo design contests for the 2020 Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial and Science Fair. Nearly 150 middle and high school students from throughout Ventura County submitted entries for the contests. The winning design for the Academic Decathlon logo came from Morgan Conway, a […]

Ventura County School Closures for Thursday, October 24, 2019

Ventura County School Closures for Thursday, October 24, 2019

Due to high winds and the potential for Southern California Edison Public Safety Power Shutoffs, the following Ventura County school districts have announced they will be CLOSED on Thursday, October 24: Fillmore Unified School District (more info) Mupu School District (more info) All other Ventura County K-12 public schools are expected to be open for […]

Ventura County Student Test Scores Improve

Ventura County Student Test Scores Improve

Ventura County students slightly improved their scores on the statewide California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test, according to new data released by the California Department of Education. In the 2018-2019 school year, 50 percent of Ventura County students met or exceeded the state standards for English language arts (ELA), which is up […]

Dr. Cesar Morales Honored with National Educational Award

Dr. Cesar Morales Honored with National Educational Award

  Ventura County Office of Education   Dr. Cesar Morales, Associate Superintendent of Student Services at the Ventura County Office of Education, is one of just 17 educators nationwide to receive the 2019 Excellence in Educational Leadership Award from the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). The Excellence in Educational Leadership Award is an annual […]

Student Drug Abuse and Anti Vaping Programs Honored

Student Drug Abuse and Anti Vaping Programs Honored

The Ventura County Office of Education’s Department of Comprehensive Health and Prevention Programs (CHPP) was recently honored for its efforts to teach students about the dangers of opioid use, vaping and other risky behaviors. The department received the Pillar of Prevention award from Ventura County Behavioral Health (VCBH). The award was established to honor exceptional […]

$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 […]

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