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Ventura County’s Premier Academic Competitions Seek Volunteers

Ventura County’s Premier Academic Competitions Seek Volunteers

  • 9/23/2015 1:31:00 AM
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 annually participate in Ventura County Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial, Science Fair and VEX Robotics competitions. These high profile competitions are coordinated by the Ventura County Office of Educ...
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New CAASPP Student Assessment Scores Released

New CAASPP Student Assessment Scores Released

  • 9/9/2015 4:00:00 AM
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 State Standards (CCSS).  The new computer-based tests, which are also known as “Smarter Balanced,” were administered in grades three through eight and eleven last spring. They featured...
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Teacher Shortage: Crisis or Opportunity?

Teacher Shortage: Crisis or Opportunity?

  • 8/30/2015 9:07:00 AM
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

2015-16 School Calendars Now Available

  • 8/3/2015 3:25:00 AM
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

Mesa Union School District Names Jeff Turner New Superintendent

  • 6/30/2015 6:59:00 AM
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 Oxnard.
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Meet the 2015 Ventura County Teacher of the Year

Meet the 2015 Ventura County Teacher of the Year

  • 5/27/2015 7:17:00 AM
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 continuation school in Ventura. She has been an educator for 30 years and taught at Pacific High School for 12 years.Elliott found out she won on Wednesday morning when family, friends and education officials c...
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$10.2 Million Grant to Enhance Career Education in Ventura County

$10.2 Million Grant to Enhance Career Education in Ventura County

  • 5/27/2015 7:12:00 AM
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 in the state to be awarded grants at this level in a highly competitive application process. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced the winning applicants today in San Jos...
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263 Beginning Teachers Complete Induction Training at VCOE

263 Beginning Teachers Complete Induction Training at VCOE

  • 5/19/2015 8:01:00 AM
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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