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Robotics Kits Available to Ventura County Schools

Robotics Kits Available to Ventura County Schools

  • 11/18/2014 6:09:00 AM
Ventura County middle and high schools have a unique opportunity to bring robotics education programs to their students with no up-front equipment costs. The Ventura County Office of Education and the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation have joined forces to provide VEX Robotics Classroom and Competition Super Kit grants to the first 30 eligible schools to respond. The VEX Robotics Design System offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career...
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Science Fair, Academic Decathlon and Mock Trial Seek Sponsors

Science Fair, Academic Decathlon and Mock Trial Seek Sponsors

  • 11/6/2014 6:11:00 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 businesses and organizations. Amgen, Sage Corwin Publications, Gene Haas Foundation, California Resources Corporation and Aera Energy are among the sponsors who generously contribute to these popular events. On average, local sponsors provide more than $100,000 in donations and more than 600 volunte...
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Camarillo School For At-Risk Kids Lauded in New Book

Camarillo School For At-Risk Kids Lauded in New Book

  • 10/30/2014 7:12:00 AM
Gateway Community School in Camarillo, which serves some of Ventura County’s most troubled kids, is receiving recognition for major reforms that have made it a model for schools across the country. It’s About Time: Planning Interventions and Extensions in Secondary School, edited by Mike Mattos and Austin Buffum, dedicates a full chapter to the changes Gateway has undergone since it began implementing reforms in 2010. In the chapter titled “From a Last Resort to a Model School of Choice,” th...
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Westlake High Student Wins Ventura County Science Fair Poster Contest

Westlake High Student Wins Ventura County Science Fair Poster Contest

  • 10/16/2014 7:13:00 AM
The Ventura County Office of Education is pleased to announce that Audrey Kao, a student at Westlake High School, submitted the winning artwork that will represent the 2015 Ventura County Science Fair.Audrey’s artwork (pictured below) features a pair of young students under the word ‘IMAGINE,’ the 2015 Ventura County Science Fair theme, spelled out using various scientific images. Audrey’s drawing will be featured in posters, fliers and packets publicizing the event.The 61st annual Ventura C...
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