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Dr. Roger Rice Named Educational Leader of the Year

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Dr. Roger Rice Named Educational Leader of the Year
Dr. Roger Rice, Deputy Superintendent for Student Services at the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE), was honored today by the Ventura County Leadership Academy (VCLA) as its Educational Leader of the Year. Dr. Rice received his award today at the VCLA Journey to Leadership Awards Luncheon, which is the premier event in the county recognizing leaders who have made an exceptional impact in our community.“I can think of no one more deserving of this honor,” said Stan Mantooth, V...
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Big Ways that Big Data is Reshaping Local Education

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Big Ways that Big Data is Reshaping Local Education
More than ever before, we have the tools to measure and analyze the performance of our students and schools at an extraordinary level of detail. Here in Ventura County, several initiatives are harnessing the power of information to benefit students starting in preschool and continuing through higher education. In this edition of Focus on Education, find out how Ventura County educators are putting the education data revolution to work for our students. Read it below on your computer or tap ...
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Help Set Local Education Priorities by Taking a Quick Survey
Now is your chance to have a say in setting goals and funding priorities for the next school year. The Ventura County Office of Education is seeking your input as we create a plan that will serve as an education road map for the future. It's called the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and it will help ensure that funding for VCOE-operated schools gets to where it's needed most. Community input is a key part of the plan, so please take a few moments to complete the brief ...
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California Distinguished Schools Include Three in Ventura County
Three Ventura County elementary schools are being honored as 2018 California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education. Schools that applied were eligible based on their performance and progress on the state indicators as described on the California School Dashboard. Indicators include test scores, suspension rates and English learner progress.The local schools being honored are:• Sycamore Canyon (Conejo Valley Unified School District)• Walnut Canyon Elementary (M...
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2018 Ventura County Science Fair Winners

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2018 Ventura County Science Fair Winners
The winners of the 2018 Ventura County Science Fair were announced at an awards ceremony this evening at the VCOE Conference and Educational Services Center in Camarillo. At tonight’s ceremony, awards were presented in 14 scientific categories including microbiology, engineering and chemistry. In addition, local companies and organizations selected winners in 11 special categories. The winning entries were chosen by local science, engineering and industry professionals who v...
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Ventura County Science Fair is March 23 at New Venue

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Ventura County Science Fair is March 23 at New Venue
The Ventura County Office of Education is proud to present the 64th Ventura County Science Fair on Friday, March 23. This year, the Science Fair moves from its longtime location at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura to a new venue at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.Approximately 500 Ventura County students will be presenting more than 350 projects. The students are among thousands in grades 6-12 who competed for the chance to present at the fair. This year’s Science ...
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Trinity Pacific wins Mock Trial, Westlake Takes Second, Camarillo Third
Trinity Pacific Christian School is the winner of the 2018 Ventura County Mock Trial. The Mock Trial results were announced this evening at an awards ceremony at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. Here is how the top eight teams placed:1. Trinity Pacific - Omega Team2. Westlake3. Adolfo Camarillo - Blue Team4. Oak Park - Black Team5. La Reina6. Newbury Park - Gold Team7. St. Bonaventure8. Santa SusanaThirty-four Ventura County teams participated in this year’s competition. Trinity Pacific ...
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Four Remaining Teams to Face Off in Mock Trial Finals March 1
Four local high school teams emerged victorious from Wednesday night’s semifinals of the Ventura County Mock Trial competition. The final four teams that will face off in tonight’s last round are:- Westlake- Trinity Pacific Omega- Adolfo Camarillo Blue- Oak Park BlackWestlake and Trinity Pacific Omega will compete for first and second place. Adolfo Camarillo Blue will be facing off with Oak Park Black for third and fourth place. The four remaining teams are among 34 from throughout V...
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Ventura County Mock Trial Semifinalists Announced

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Ventura County Mock Trial Semifinalists Announced
The eight high school teams that will advance to the semifinals of the Ventura County Mock Trial were announced today by the Ventura County Office of Education. The semifinalists received the eight highest scores of the 34 teams participating in this year’s Mock Trial. Listed in order of their scores, the final eight teams are:1. Westlake2. Trinity Pacific Omega3. Saint Bonaventure4. Adolfo Camarillo Blue5. Newbury Park Gold6. Oak Park Black7. La Reina8. Santa Susana TroubadoursThe public ...
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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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