Focus on Education

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  • Focus on Education - August 2022

    What to Expect in the New School Year • Free Bus Rides for Kids Coming Soon • Get a Head Start on College Savings • High-Speed Internet for All • 16-Year-Olds Can Pre-Register to Vote • 3,000 Backpacks for Kids in Need • High-Tech Learning at the LMNOP Lab • A Perfect Venue for Your Next Event
  • Inspiring Stories of Ventura County's 2022 High School Graduates

    Students graduating this year have had more than half of their high school experience impacted by the pandemic. In addition to the regular pressures of adolescence, they’ve experienced the stresses associated with school closures and quarantines, and the debates over masking and vaccinations. They’ve also missed out on all types of activities, from dances to sporting events to school plays.
  • Focus on Education - April 2022

    Math Week • Environmental Education Exhibition • Dual Language Immersion Programs • State Delays Student Vaccine Mandate • Special Populations Student Forum • Teacher of the Year Nominations Due May 6
  • Focus on Education - March 2022

    Science Fair Winners Headed to State • Students Dive into Tech at "Hackathon" • Inclusion for Students with Disabilities • Giving All Students the Chance to Succeed in School • Teens Fight Vaping and Smoking • More COVID-19 Test Kits for Schools • Gateway Students Prep for College • Oak Park High Goes to State Mock Trial
  • Focus on Education - January 2022

    Say Thanks to School Employees • COVID-19 Test Kits and N95 Masks Provided to Local Schools • Equity Conference Registration Now Open • Call for Student Artwork • Computer Coding Event for High School Students • Make a Difference with a Career in Education • Upcoming VCOE Workshops
  • Focus on Education - December 2021

    Expanded Vaccine Availability • Vaccine Q&A for Parents • Free Digital Library • Pay Raise for Substitutes • Equity Conference • Arleigh Kidd Joins Board of Education
  • Focus on Education - September 2021

    Reflections on the New School Year from the Superintendent • Emotional Wellbeing Conference for Parents and Educators • Get Involved with VEX Robotics, Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial, and the Science Fair • New High Tech Lab to Become a Field Trip Destination
  • The Ventura County Class of 2021 Impresses and Inspires Amid Pandemic Challenges

    High school students in the graduating class of 2021 have shown incredible resilience and perseverance throughout the pandemic. They’ve adapted to distance learning and social distancing and the strange realities of returning to school during a global health emergency.
  • Ventura County Schools Preparing for Reopening After Coronavirus Closures

    Find out what school will look like when students return to class in the new edition of VCOE's Focus on Education.
  • In an Unsettled World, the Ventura County Class of 2020 is Ready to Lead

    It’s safe to say there has never been a senior year quite like this one. In March, the coronavirus crisis abruptly forced students from their schools and into a strange new world of distance learning. Then at the end of May, the death of George Floyd and resulting protests threw important and difficult issues of racism and equity into the spotlight in a way most students have never experienc...
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