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Tips on Talking to Kids about School Shootings

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Tips on Talking to Kids about School Shootings
In light of the horrific school shooting in Florida, many students will have questions and fears about their own safety. We are offering the following resources to help parents and educators respond in the most appropriate way.
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Three Additional High Schools Headed to State Academic Decathlon
Three additional local high schools will join the winner of the Ventura County Academic Decathlon in the statewide competition to be held in March in Sacramento. Calabasas High School was guaranteed a spot in the state competition after winning at the county level. And now, La Reina, Oxnard and Westlake High Schools have been invited to participate as “at-large” competitors. At-large teams are selected to fill open spots in the state contest based on how well they scored in their cou...
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Calabasas Wins 2018 Ventura County Academic Decathlon

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Calabasas Wins 2018 Ventura County Academic Decathlon
The Ventura County Office of Education is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 Ventura County Academic Decathlon is Calabasas High School. Coming in second place is La Reina High School, followed by Westlake High School, which came in third. Oxnard High School and Calabasas High School tied as winners of the “Super Quiz” portion of the competition. The Academic Decathlon was held over the past two Saturdays at Pacifica High School in Oxnard.Click here for the complete...
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New Campaign Aims to Tackle Shortage of Qualified Teachers
The California Center on Teaching Careers (the Center), in partnership with TEACH and the Ad Council, has released a series of Public Service Advertisements (PSAs) designed to attract more candidates to the teaching profession. In a comprehensive campaign spanning TV, radio and social media, the PSAs will reach audiences across California to demonstrate the benefits of teaching through storytelling.“We need to continue to change public perception of the teaching profession,” said Don...
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Fire and Flooding Resources for Schools and Parents.

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Fire and Flooding Resources for Schools and Parents.
As our families and school communities recover from the impacts of the Thomas fire and continue to prepare for potential flooding, we are providing helpful resources for schools and parents at www.vcoe.org/fire.
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Free Programs Available for Students with Disabilities

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Free Programs Available for Students with Disabilities
Parents who suspect their child has a disability are advised to contact their local school district or the Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). Federal and state laws require public schools to provide free and appropriate education for children with special needs. Children and youth from birth through 21 years of age may qualify for special education programs in public schools. Special education staff will help parents identify appropriate programs based upon ...
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Protecting Young Minds when Marijuana is Legal

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Protecting Young Minds when Marijuana is Legal
On January 1, marijuana becomes legal for retail sale in California. What schools and parents need to know to keep students safe in light of the changing law.
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SWAT Team Spreads Holiday Cheer to Kids with Special Needs
Students with special needs at the Phoenix-Los Nogales School in Camarillo got a big holiday surprise today when members of the Oxnard Police Department SWAT team arrived to present them with holiday gifts. The gifts included new shoes donated by the New Balance Factory Store in the Camarillo Premium Outlets and gift bags donated by Marquez Termite Control in Oxnard. Phoenix-Los Nogales paraeducator Becky Roberts first coordinated this holiday event seven years ago and is proud to see it still b...
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California School Dashboard Launches

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California School Dashboard Launches
The California Department of Education (CDE) and the State Board of Education (SBE) announced today the launch of the fall 2017 California School Dashboard, a Web site that provides valuable information on multiple topics regarding school and student performance in an easy-to-understand report card format.           The information, which includes test scores, graduation rates, and college and career readiness, is aimed at helping all students su...
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Logo Design Contest Winners Announced

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Logo Design Contest Winners Announced
The Ventura County Office of Education is pleased to announce the winners of logo design contests for the Science Fair, Mock Trial and Academic Decathlon. Eighty middle and high school students from throughout Ventura County submitted entries for the contests. The winning artwork will be prominently displayed on promotional and informational materials for these high-profile competitions and will be featured on commemorative pins for each event. The winning artwork is below.  Academic D...
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