News Releases from the Ventura County Office of Education

Here are the latest news releases issued by the Ventura County Office of Education. See older items using the buttons at the bottom of the page. Or search by keyword using the search box below.

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Archive by author: Dave SchermerReturn
Helping Others is Second Nature for this Star Senior
 This story is part of a series of profiles the Ventura County Office of Education is presenting about outstanding graduating seniors in the Class of 2021.Some students give back to their communities by providing holiday gifts for families in need. Others volunteer at animal shelters or fo...
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After Battling Cancer, He Wants to Help Other Kids Beat the Disease
 This story is part of a series of profiles the Ventura County Office of Education is presenting about outstanding graduating seniors in the Class of 2021.When Andres Casas started feeling unusual pain in his legs during his freshman year, he never could have imagined it was cancer. He was...
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Meet the 2021 Ventura County Teacher of the Year
Dr. César Morales, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, is pleased to announce that Mia Rogers from Glen City Elementary School in the Santa Paula Unified School District (SPUSD) is the 2021 Ventura County Teacher of the Year. Rogers and her students found out about the honor today when ...
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"Through Hardship to the Stars" Sums Up this Student’s Journey
 This story is part of a series of profiles the Ventura County Office of Education is presenting about outstanding graduating seniors in the Class of 2021.Per Aspera Ad Astra is Latin for “through hardship to the stars,” and Fillmore High School senior George Mooradian says it&...
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Student from Migrant Family Overcomes Many Hurdles to Make it to UCLA
 This story is part of a series of profiles the Ventura County Office of Education is presenting about outstanding graduating seniors in the Class of 2021.Imagine four students attending class remotely on their computers from the same small hotel room for a month. That was the reality for ...
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Lisa Salas Brown Named New VCOE Associate Superintendent
After an extensive search, Dr. César Morales, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, has named Lisa Salas Brown as the new Associate Superintendent of Educational Services for the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE). Ms. Salas Brown is currently VCOE’s Executive Director of Sta...
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High School Students Invited to Virtual Coding Event
Ventura County high school students are invited to attend the Hackathon by the Sea, a two-day computer coding event presented by the Ventura County Office of Education with support from the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Engineering & Expeditionary Warfare Center. Hacker Fund, which ...
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Equity Conference to Address Disparities in Public Education
 Difficult yet vital issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion in Ventura County public schools are the focus of the first-ever Ventura County Office of Education Equity Conference to be held on May 24, 2021. This three hour virtual event will feature a wide variety of workshops on way...
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Teacher of the Year for VCOE-Operated Schools is Announced
A veteran teacher who has spent his career working with students with disabilities has been named Teacher of the Year for schools operated by the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE). Shamus Auth has been a special education teacher at VCOE schools for 18 years and currently teaches young adult...
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Ventura County School Receives State Honor for Arts Education
Santa Susana High School in the Simi Valley Unified School District is one of just 33 schools in the state to receive the 2021 California Exemplary Arts Education Award from the California Department of Education. The winning schools engage students in quality arts education that meet California Art...
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