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Record Number of Migrant Students Enroll in Summer Program
A record number of migrant students have enrolled in a program that will provide important educational opportunities this summer in Ventura County. A total of 850 students have signed up for at-home summer instruction offered by the Migrant Education Program at the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE). The program provides services to students who frequently change schools as their families move throughout the state to follow work opportunities in the agriculture industry.  &ldquo...
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Meet the 2020 Ventura County Teacher of the Year

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Meet the 2020 Ventura County Teacher of the Year
The Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) is pleased to announce that Eva Cherrie from Elmhurst Elementary School in the Ventura Unified School District (VUSD) is the 2020 Ventura County Teacher of the Year. Cherrie found out about the honor today when she joined her colleagues at the school for a year-end drive-through celebration for staff. She had no idea she was there to be named Teacher of the Year until her principal surprised the crowd – which included her parents, husband and k...
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Ventura County Schools Preparing to Reopen Campuses

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Ventura County Schools Preparing to Reopen Campuses
The California Department of Education (CDE) today released new guidelines for the safe reopening of the state’s public school campuses. The guidelines contain recommendations regarding a variety of measures to protect the safety of students and school employees. This includes advice on social distancing, temperature checks, contact tracing, hand washing, the use of face coverings and more. The CDE guidance, titled “Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safer Opening of California&r...
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Coronavirus Information from the Ventura County Office of Education
Get the latest information on how Ventura County Schools are responding to the corona virus, including distance learning resources, school meal pick-up locations and more.
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Statement on Racial Justice from Superintendent Stan Mantooth
In recent days, we have watched peaceful protests call for justice and equality after the killing of George Floyd. We have seen thousands of people engage in nonviolent peaceful protests. We have also witnessed media images of violence in our communities and across America.Our children will seek to understand these events. As adults and educators, we must listen and respond with honesty and empathy. We also must teach them to stand up against racism, injustice, and inequity through non-violent m...
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Resources on Racial Justice for Educators and Parents
As the nation responds to the death of George Floyd, important and difficult conversations about racism and social inequities are taking place across the county. We are providing the following resources for parents and educators to help guide these discussions.
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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 experienced. This is the time of year when graduating seniors are usually celebrating with friends, atte...
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Track Champion is Running His Way into the Record Books
Newbury Park High School track and cross country star Nico Young isn’t used to standing still. In the past two years, he’s racked up an incredible series of victories, shattering records along the way. As a junior, he set a meet record in the 3,200 meters at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational. And at the Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) in Portland in December, he set a course record and led his team to a national championship. He’s widely considered one of the best high school runners in the nat...
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Twin Brother and Sister Heading to a Top University Together
For Jonah and Kelsie Hoj, high school was a family affair. They both attended Nordhoff High School in Ojai along with their older sister. And both of their parents are teachers at the school – dad teaches history and drama, mom teaches dance. “I’ve had the whole Hoj experience,” Kelsie says. In addition to having classes with her brother and sister, “I was in class with my dad all four years and with my mom in my freshman and senior years.”
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Unexpected Detour to Alternative School Puts Him on the Right Path
Things were going great in Diego Mosqueda’s life until the start of his junior year when his dad became seriously ill without warning. “I was thinking that my life can’t get any better than this as far as work and school, friends, football,” he says. “Then it all went downhill.”
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