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Daughter of Migrant Workers is Headed to UC Berkeley

Daughter of Migrant Workers is Headed to UC Berkeley

  • 6/1/2022 1:25:00 PM
Carolina Martinez will be the first person in her family to attend a four-year university – and not just any university. She was admitted to the University of California, Berkeley, which is consistently ranked one of the nation’s best. “I started screaming, and my family thought something was wrong,” she recalls of the moment she got the good news.
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Student’s “Beautiful Journey” is Leading to a Bright Future

Student’s “Beautiful Journey” is Leading to a Bright Future

  • 6/1/2022 8:30:00 AM
When schools were closed due to the pandemic, Alex Loza decided to make good use of the extra time he had on his hands. He got a job delivering meals to the elderly and remembers how some of the recipients were so grateful they were brought to tears. “That really made me feel good about myself,” he says. “It made me realize the good I was doing in my community.”
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Meet the 2022 Ventura County Teacher of the Year

Meet the 2022 Ventura County Teacher of the Year

  • 5/31/2022 2:41:00 PM
Dr. César Morales, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, is pleased to announce that Shannon Klemann from Adolfo Camarillo High School (ACHS) in the Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD) is the 2022 Ventura County Teacher of the Year. Klemann and her students found out about the honor today when local school administrators made a surprise visit to her classroom.Klemann is a veteran educator who has taught in OUHSD schools for 23 years. She currently teaches biology in grades 9 thr...
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Harvard-Bound Grad is an Advocate for Equity in Education

Harvard-Bound Grad is an Advocate for Equity in Education

  • 5/27/2022 8:52:00 AM
He hasn’t even graduated from Adolfo Camarillo High School yet, but Hans Bach-Nguyen has built an enviable resume that spans five pages. In addition to stellar grades and test scores, it lists an impressive array of activities and achievements. 
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First-Generation College Student Has Her Eye on Career with the FBI

First-Generation College Student Has Her Eye on Career with the FBI

  • 5/26/2022 9:16:00 AM
Maggie Melendez’s road to high school graduation hasn’t been an easy one. The daughter of Guatemalan immigrants, she started school without knowing a word of English. When her family lost their housing in Fresno, she moved to a converted garage in Simi Valley with her mom and brother – the place she still calls home.
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Tips on Responding to School Shootings

Tips on Responding to School Shootings

  • 5/24/2022 3:10:00 PM
In light of the horrific school shooting in Texas, many students will have questions and fears about their own safety. We are offering the following resources to help parents and educators respond in the most appropriate way.
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Statement about Texas School Shooting from Dr. César Morales, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools

Statement about Texas School Shooting from Dr. César Morales, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools

  • 5/24/2022 3:00:00 PM
Our hearts are broken by the tragic news of today’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. We send our sincerest sympathies to the families whose lives have been forever shattered. School shootings are a plague on our society that have been happening for far too long. I call on decision-makers at every level of government to take all necessary measures to put an end to these senseless acts of violence in our schools. Dr. César MoralesVentura County Superinten...
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Ventura County Teachers Honored for Innovation in the Classroom

Ventura County Teachers Honored for Innovation in the Classroom

  • 5/24/2022 11:15:00 AM
Teachers from throughout Ventura County are being honored with $16,000 in grants for developing innovative lessons for their students. At a ceremony tonight in Camarillo, the Ventura County Office of Education will present 11 IMPACT II grants to 16 teachers. The grants are funded by local businesses and organizations that wish to promote unique and creative teaching practices The winning entries cover a variety of subject matters, including history, language arts and social s...
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Inspiring Stories of Ventura County's 2022 High School Graduates

Inspiring Stories of Ventura County's 2022 High School Graduates

  • 5/20/2022 4:49:00 PM
Students graduating this year have had more than half of their high school experience impacted by the pandemic. In addition to the regular pressures of adolescence, they’ve experienced the stresses associated with school closures and quarantines, and the debates over masking and vaccinations. They’ve also missed out on all types of activities, from dances to sporting events to school plays.
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