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Winners of VEX Robotics Competition Announced

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Winners of VEX Robotics Competition Announced
One hundred and thirty students from throughout Southern California participated in a regional VEX Robotic Competition last Saturday at the Ventura County Office of Education in Camarillo. Student-built robots faced off in a game called Spin Up where they shot discs into baskets to score points. At ...
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Unprecedented Coordination on School Safety

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Unprecedented Coordination on School Safety
A recent shooting at a St. Louis high school left a student and a teacher dead and sent multiple other victims to the hospital. Beyond the horror of the shooting itself, one of the most disturbing things about this incident is how little attention it received. The sad and frightening reality is that...
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2021-22 Student Test Scores to Serve as New Baseline
New student test score data released today by the California Department of Education will help Ventura County educators provide support and interventions where they are needed the most. The test results show student performance in math and English Language Arts on the 2021-22 California Assessment o...
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What’s Next After High School for Students in Special Education?
The Ventura County Transition Fair will help young adults with disabilities (ages 15-22 years old) prepare for the quality adult life they envision. Students, parents, teachers, and care providers are invited to join us at this free virtual event. Meet local agency representatives and gain informati...
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Fentanyl Use by Students is a Growing Concern
The Ventura County Office of Education is joining state health officials in warning schools and families about a new and concerning version of the synthetic opioid known as fentanyl. In a letter to superintendents and charter school administrators, California Department of Public Health Directo...
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Focus on Education - August 2022

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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
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What to Expect for the 2022-2023 School Year - A Message from Superintendent Morales
In the next few weeks, nearly 130,000 students from all corners of Ventura County will be heading back to class for the 2022-2023 school year. It’s hard to believe, but this is the fourth school year in a row to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that we’ve come a long way from...
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What’s Being Done to Keep Kids Safe at School
By Dr. César Morales, Ventura County Superintendent of SchoolsThe mass shooting that claimed 21 lives at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas is the latest incidence of what’s become a horrifyingly common occurrence in our nation. Here in Ventura County, students, parents, and school...
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Dr. César Morales Elected as Ventura County Superintendent of Schools
For the first time, Dr. César Morales has been elected by voters as Ventura County Superintendent of Schools. He was initially appointed to the role in 2021 by the Ventura County Board of Education to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of former Superintendent Stan Mantooth. Upon his app...
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He’s Inspired to Teach Thanks to the Support He Received at School
Nate Padilla had a difficult family life as a boy. After his mom and dad split up, he bounced between his parents’ distant homes and by the time he got to middle school, he was angry. “It was always easier to be angry than any other emotion,” he says.
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