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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 site visit and extensive interviews with program administrators and participants. Today in Sacramento, the Commission unanimously approved the accreditation of the VCOE programs.According to the Comm...
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Ventura County Graduation Rate Hits Five-Year High

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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 rate has decreased from 13.2 percent to 9.3 percent.Ventura County’s graduation rate in 2013-14 exceeded the statewide rate of 80.8 percent. The County also enjoyed a 2013-14  dropout rate that’s bette...
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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 bright young minds to apply their skills and passion in local classrooms.
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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 team. Oak Park high school won the “Super Quiz” portion of the competition, which was held on Saturday. The winners were announced this evening at a ceremony at Pacifica High School in Oxn...
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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 protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting ‘fire' in a crowded theater and causing panic." He went on to point out that such an action would endanger others and, ther...
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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 all under-immunized students at that school to stay home for up to 21 days.Measles is highly contagious, but easily preventable with proper vaccinations, which have been proven to be safe and effecti...
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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 Partnership Agreement with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD). Under the agreement, NSWC PHD will provide training and equipment to students throughout Ventura County....
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Ventura Chamber of Commerce Honors VC Innovates Project

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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 work that’s underway for VC Innovates, an unprecedented collaboration of local educators and businesses to prepare Ventura County students for the careers of tomorrow. This multi-year project is funded ...
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Santa Susana Student Wins County Mock Trial Design Contest
Sonya Stone, a senior at Santa Susana High School in Simi Valley, submitted the winning artwork that will represent the 2015 Ventura County Mock Trial. Sonya’s artwork, which features a figure of Blind Justice encircled by stars, will represent this year’s Mock Trial Case, People v. Shem: An Art Theft. Sonya’s drawing will be featured on lapel pins, awards, fliers and packets publicizing the event. The 31st annual Ventura County Mock Trial will be held February 23 - 27, 2015, at the Ventura C...
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