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Sulphur Springs To Host Second Meeting On Voting Districts

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Sulphur Springs School District officials are continuing public comment meetings, as they seek Santa Clarita Valley residents’ input on possible settlements in a California Voting Rights Act lawsuit, officials said. After the elementary school district settled a lawsuit alleging the district’s at-large elections violated the CVRA, officials have been working on a plan to divide the school district into five ...

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County Education Office Questions Acton Agua Dulce Financial Plan

County Education Office Questions Acton Agua Dulce Financial Plan

Los Angeles County Office of Education officials released a report recently detailing financial concerns with the Acton Agua-Dulce Unified School District. A LACOE report from the county’s Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team notes the district is in financial distress due to declining enrollments and a loss of students, which AADUSD officials have known for years.

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Castaic Teacher Recovering From Illness To Get Help From Co-Workers

Castaic Teacher Recovering From Illness To Get Help From Co-Workers

A Castaic Middle School teacher is receiving a lesson in paying it forward while recovering from a kidney transplant, grateful for the support of family members, and his “second family,” he said Thursday. The latter is how Ro Osano, 54, identifies with his co-workers at the Castaic Union School District. Osano also loves his job teaching in the 2,565-student, kindergarten-to-eighth-grade school district, clearly, and since he was diagnosed with kidney failure about two and a half years ago, both families have really come through for him, he said.

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Newhall School Superintendent Marc Winger Announces Retirement Plans

Newhall School Superintendent Marc Winger Announces Retirement Plans

Longtime Newhall School District Superintendent Marc Winger announced Friday his plan to retire in February, according to school district officials. Marc Winger told administrators, teachers and staff of his plans today in meetings, Winger said, of his plans to wrap up a 41-year career in education. Winger was named superintendent in 1997, it was a homecoming of sorts -- Winger was an elementary school teacher in the district for 10 years, starting in 1974.

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College Of The Canyons Expanding Fall Schedule

College Of The Canyons Expanding Fall Schedule

College of the Canyons’ course offerings are expanding with late-start classes on the fall schedule in order to meet an increasing demand for college access, officials said Thursday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. “In an effort to increase access to educational opportunities, College of the Canyons will address the growing ...

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College Of The Canyons Student Accepted Into NASA Program

College Of The Canyons Student Accepted Into NASA Program

Gaby Mendoza, from Ecuador, started at College of the Canyons campus for the first time three years ago with a lack of direction and no social circle to latch onto. Those circumstances were only temporary — as with her acceptance to NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program in August, Mendoza confirmed her transformation from awkward newcomer to role ...

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Newhall School District Observed As A “Showcase” District

Newhall School District Observed As A "Showcase" District

The Newhall School District is one of only six districts in the state that has been selected by the California Department of Education Special Education Division as a participant in the Least Restrictive Environment – Supporting Inclusive Practices Promising Districts Grant. The district will receive a grant of $236,666 in 2014-2015 for its involvement in this program. As a “showcase” ...

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