VCOE News

27

Novel Coronavirus Information

posted on
Novel Coronavirus Information
The Ventura County Office of Education is working with local school districts to provide accurate information about the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China. There are currently no reported cases of the novel coronavirus in Ventura County. While there has been a single confirmed case in Los Angeles County and another in Orange County, the risk to the public in Southern California is considered to be low.In both of the Southern California cases, the people infected had recently trave...
Read More
21

Keeping Students Safe and Healthy in Body and Mind

posted on
Keeping Students Safe and Healthy in Body and Mind
Ensuring that our students are safe and our schools secure is fundamental to the job of educators. It’s as a job that’s become more challenging in recent years for a variety of reasons. School shootings have become a horrifying reality of American life. The growing popularity of vaping among teens carries serous heath risks. And student mental health issues are on the rise as young people and their families struggle to adapt to a rapidly changing world. In this edition of Focus on Education, w...
Read More
Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial and Science Fair Coming Soon
Thousands of middle and high school students from schools throughout Ventura County will face off in three popular academic competitions in February and March. The games begin with the Academic Decathlon, followed by Mock Trial and concluding with the Ventura County Science Fair. These events, presented by the Ventura County Office of Education, combine creativity and competition to truly engage students in the learning process. Each local event brings an opportunity for Ventura County students ...
Read More
16

State Budget Perspectives Workshop at VCOE on Jan. 27

posted on
State Budget Perspectives Workshop at VCOE on Jan. 27
Get perspectives on how the new state budget will impact public education at a free workshop at the Ventura County Office of Education. The workshop is presented by Capitol Advisors and takes place Monday, January 27, 2020 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am at 5100 Adolfo Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012. Click here for free registration.More from Capitol Advisors:Governor Newsom approached his first budget with the possibility of an economic downturn clearly on his mind.  A large portion of n...
Read More
16

Free Programs Available for Students with Disabilities

posted on
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. Children and youth from birth through 21 years of age may qualify for special education programs in public schools. Special education staff will help parents identify appropriate programs based upon ...
Read More
California Distinguished Schools Include Nine in Ventura County
Nine Ventura County elementary schools are being honored as 2020 California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education. Schools are awarded for their work toward closing the achievement gap and for achieving exceptional student performance. 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 Ve...
Read More
12

Navy Engineers Modify Toys for Kids with Special Needs

posted on
Navy Engineers Modify Toys for Kids with Special Needs
Watching a toy come to life when it’s turned on is a delight for any child. But for kids with developmental disabilities, something as simple as pressing a button to activate a toy can be an impossible challenge. Toys designed for children with disabilities are available, but can be prohibitively expensive. That’s why Dwire School in Oxnard and a group of Navy engineers joined forces to come up with a better solution. Dwire School is operated by the Ventura County Office of Education...
Read More
12

Ventura County School Data Available in 2019 Dashboard

posted on
Ventura County School Data Available in 2019 Dashboard
A wealth of data about the performance of Ventura County schools and districts is now available in the 2019 California School Dashboard, which was released today by the California Department of Education (CDE). In addition to reporting on test scores in math and English language arts, the Dashboard provides a more complete picture of school performance by looking at five other areas that impact student success:   Chronic Absenteeism College/Career Readiness English Learner Progress High S...
Read More
10

Student Creativity Shines at Hackathon by the Sea

posted on
Student Creativity Shines at Hackathon by the Sea
Helping immigrants assimilate, combatting heart disease and saving marine life are some of the issues addressed through new technology created by Ventura County high school students at the third annual Hackathon by the Sea. Last weekend in Camarillo, 157 students spent an entire night creating and coding apps and games with the assistance of more than 50 volunteer mentors. Presented by the Ventura County Office of Education, the Hackathon encourages students to use technology in creative ways to...
Read More
14

Tips on Talking to Kids about School Shootings

posted on
Tips on Talking to Kids about School Shootings
In the wake of today's shooting at Saugus High School, our thoughts are with the friends and loved ones of the victims and the entire Saugus High School community. As many students may have questions and fears about this tragic incident, we are offering the following resources to help parents and educators respond in the most appropriate way.American Psychological Association• Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting• Managing your distress in ...
Read More
Page 1 of 22 FirstPrevious [1]
Administrative Services CenterVCOE Administrative Services Center 
5189 Verdugo Way • Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 805-383-1900 • Fax: 805-383-1908

Map & Directions  
Conference and Educational Services CenterVCOE Conference and Educational Services Center
5100 Adolfo Road • Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 805-383-1900 • Fax: 805-437-1305

Map & Directions