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263 Beginning Teachers Complete Induction Training at VCOE
Congratulations to the 263 beginning teachers who celebrated the completion of their "induction" training in a ceremony at VCOE on May 19. This is one of our largest induction groups and it comes at a time when there is a great need for new teachers.
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Innovative Teachers Awarded $10,750 in IMPACT II Grants
Twenty-three teachers from throughout Ventura County are receiving $10,750 in grants for developing innovative lessons for their students. The 2015 IMPACT II grants are awarded by VCOE to teachers from nine schools in four local districts.
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VCOE Teacher Credentialing Programs Receive Full Accreditation
All nine teacher credentialing programs offered by the Ventura County Office of Education have received full accreditation from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Every seven years, the CTC’s Committee on Accreditation conducts a thorough review of the programs that includes a...
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Ventura County Graduation Rate Hits Five-Year High
Ventura County saw improvement in its high school graduation and dropout rates according to data released today by the California Department of Education. The graduation rate for the 2013-14 school year was 83.2 percent, which is up from 79.2 percent in 2009-10. Over the same period, the dropout rat...
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Focus on Education: Spring 2015 - Start Your Career in Education
In this edition of Focus on Education, we're taking a special look at careers in education. With California facing a serious shortage of teachers, there's never been a better time to encourage br...
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Westlake Wins County Academic Decathlon Fourth Time in a Row
The Ventura County Office of Education is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Ventura County Academic Decathlon is Westlake High School. This is Westlake’s fourth consecutive victory. Oak Park High School came in second place, and third place went to Westlake High School’s B ...
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Superintendent Mantooth: Protect our Children by Fully Immunizing Them
Note: This opinion piece authored by Ventura County Superintendent of Schools Stan Mantooth appears in the February 5 edition of the Ventura County Star.In a famous Supreme Court case in 1919 (Schneck v. United States), Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said that "the most stringent prote...
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Measles: What You Need to Know

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There are currently ten confirmed cases of measles in Ventura County. None of those cases are at elementary, middle or high schools within Ventura County. If a case of measles should develop at a school site, the Ventura County Health Care Agency will be notified. The agency may then decide to order...
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US Navy Joins Forces with Ventura County Schools to Advance Science Education
Ventura County high school students will have enhanced educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) thanks to a new partnership between the Ventura County Office of Education and the Navy. At Monday night’s County Board of Education meeting, VCOE signed an Education...
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Ventura Chamber of Commerce Honors VC Innovates Project
The Ventura County Community College District and the Ventura County Office of Education were honored to receive the “Innovation Award” from the Ventura Chamber of Commerce at their annual Poinsettia Awards luncheon on December 11 at the Ventura Beach Marriott. The award recognizes the amazing wor...
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