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Camarillo School for Students With Autism Finds New Home

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Camarillo School for Students With Autism Finds New Home
Triton Academy, a school that serves Ventura County students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will begin the 2018-19 school year at a new location. The school, which provides highly acclaimed programs for students with ASD, will be moving to a temporary site near the Camarillo Airport after the current school year.For the past ten years, Triton Academy has operated at a campus at 700 Temple Avenue in Camarillo which is leased from the Pleasant Valley School District (PVSD). In August, PVSD an...
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Ventura County’s Premier Academic Competitions Seek Volunteers
Ventura County students have a long, proud tradition of excellence in local, state and national academic competitions. This is only possible through the strong commitment and partnership of our local volunteers. On average, more than 400 volunteer judges are needed to support the 2,500 students that annually participate in Ventura County Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial, Science Fair and VEX Robotics competitions. These high profile competitions are coordinated by the Ventura County Office of Educ...
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Teaching Civic Engagement in a Divisive Political Era

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Teaching Civic Engagement in a Divisive Political Era
Take a look inside the growing effort to teach civic education in Ventura County in the latest edition of VCOE's Focus on Education. From an elementary school program that teaches students about the inner-workings of Congress to a high school that's partnering with the Reagan Library, Ventura County educators are giving students the tools they'll need to be engaged and informed citizens of our nation. Read it below on your computer or tap here to view on your mobile device. &nbs...
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Advice for Talking to Students about the Las Vegas Shooting
In the aftermath of a tragedy, parents and educators face the difficult task of explaining senseless violence to children and teenagers. These events can create stress and anxiety for young people, even when they are not personally affected. Adults should strive to provide reassurance and an opportunity for students to express their feelings. We offer the following resources about appropriate ways to discuss these issues with children. National Education Association Mass Shooting i...
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Ventura County Test Scores Hold Steady After Prior Year’s Increase
Ventura County students largely held on to gains made last year on the statewide California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test, according to new data released by the California Department of Education. The percentage of Ventura County students who met or exceeded the state standards for English language arts (ELA) in 2017 was 49 percent, which is down one percentage point from 2016. In math, 38 percent of Ventura County students met or exceeded the state standards, whic...
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Spelling Bee will go on after VCOE Helps Recruit New Sponsor
The Ventura County Spelling Bee, a 52 year local tradition, will continue now that SAGE Publishing has officially become its new sponsor. The Ventura County Office of Education helped with the search for a new Spelling Bee sponsor once it was known that the Ventura County Star would no longer be sponsoring the event. The 2018 competition, now titled The SAGE Ventura County Spelling Bee, will take place on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI). The ...
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Student Artists Invited to Enter Logo Design Contests

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Student Artists Invited to Enter Logo Design Contests
The Ventura County Office of Education is now accepting entries for our logo design contests for the 2018 Ventura County Science Fair, Mock Trial and Academic Decathlon. This is the first year for the Academic Decathlon logo design contest.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 Science Fair logo design contest is open to grades 6-12. The Academi...
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School for Students with Autism is Seeking New Home

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School for Students with Autism is Seeking New Home
Triton Academy, a school that serves students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from throughout Ventura County, is in search of a new place to call home. For the past ten years, Triton Academy has operated at a campus in Camarillo leased from the Pleasant Valley School District (PVSD). PVSD has shared that, due to expected growth in enrollment, it anticipates needing the site for its own students for the 2018-19 school year. The district has asked Triton Academy to vacate the facility at 700 T...
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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. From birth through age 21, children and young adults with disabilities may qualify for special education programs in public schools.  Special education staff will help parents identify appr...
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Superintendent Mantooth Featured on KVTA Radio

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Superintendent Mantooth Featured on KVTA Radio
Ventura County Superintendent of Schools Stan Mantooth was the featured guest on "Big Money In the 805" with Mike Anderson on KVTA radio on Sunday. The conversation touches on recent trends in local education and efforts to prepare our students for a changing job market. Click the play button below to listen. Your browser doesn't support video.Please download the file: video/mp4  
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