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Focus on Education: Fall 2015 - Career Education
Career and Technical Education is taking off in Ventura County. In this edition of Focus on Education, we're proud to show you some of the exciting ways career education is transforming lives and building bright futures for Vent...
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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...
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2015-16 VCOE Programs & Services Brochure Available Now
The 2015-16 Ventura County Office of Education Programs and Services brochure is now available for download. This handy guide provides a comprehensive overview all that VCOE offers to ...
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New CAASPP Student Assessment Scores Released
The California Department of Education today released the results of new statewide student tests known as the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). This is the first time results are available for the assessments which are aligned to California’s new Common Core S...
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Teacher Shortage: Crisis or Opportunity?

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Teacher Shortage: Crisis or Opportunity?
In this opinion piece for the Ventura County Star, Superintendent Stan Mantooth looks at the challenges and opportunities presented by the serious shortage of people entering the teaching profession.
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2015-16 School Calendars Now Available

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2015-16 School Calendars Now Available
With the 2015-16 school year about to begin, we've prepared a calendar with key dates for all Ventura County school districts. You'll find it on our Calendars page along with detailed calendars for VCOE-operated schools.Download Calendars
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Mesa Union School District Names Jeff Turner New Superintendent
After an extensive search conducted by the Ventura County Office of Education, the Mesa Union School District Board of Education has selected Jeff Turner as the district’s new Superintendent. Mr. Turner is the current Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services at the Rio School District in Ox...
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Focus on Education: Summer 2015 - The Class of 2015
As the 2015 school year comes to a close, we are proud to introduce you to eleven remarkable graduating seniors who represent the best of Ventura County. 
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Meet the 2015 Ventura County Teacher of the Year
The Ventura County Office of Education is proud to announce that a veteran educator known for sparking a love of learning in some of our most at-risk kids is the 2015 Ventura County Teacher of the Year. Kathy Elliott teaches ninth to twelfth grade English and art at Pacific High School, a continuati...
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$10.2 Million Grant to Enhance Career Education in Ventura County
The Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) has received a $10.2 million grant from the California Department of Education’s Career Pathways Trust program that will fund an unprecedented effort to provide career and technical education to local students. VCOE is one of only ten education agencies...
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