Artists are eager to greet new faces and even
draw them if you’re willing to talk for a minute. Julio Labras, currently an
instructor at Coastline Community College, jotted down his
Instagram tag for me and, on second thought, began to sketch a quick portrait
of me. A one-minute sketch and a five minute conversation led to an invitation
to paint with him.
Valley-based Coastline Community College hosted a nationwide
CyberPatriot cyber defense competition on its Garden Grove campus Jan. 30. More
than 100 students from Orange County high schools and middle schools showed off
their skills at securing Windows and Linus operating systems.
Orange Coast College's Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion will pay tribute to one of the most
influential players in the Orange County art scene with an exhibition titled
"Into her Own: Diane Nelson, Four Decades in the Art World."
178 connecting Huntington Beach to Orange Coast College and UC Irvine, strongly
backed by students and hosts in the World International Student Exchange
program, will lose Saturday service but continue to run on weekdays.
In Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Assn.,
many court watchers had expected Scalia to deliver the deciding vote against
unions, limiting their ability to collect membership dues and other fees.
Without Scalia, a 4-4 split is considered likely.
Though the law requires school districts to
allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms they choose, it
does not specify what steps each school should take to accommodate them and
Today's American college freshman is more liberal, less religious and
increasingly committed to civic involvement and political activism than her
predecessors in previous generations, according to a national survey released Wednesday by UCLA researchers.
The teacher shortage doesn’t just apply to K-12
schools. Colleges have also been affected. James Preston, West Hills College
Lemoore’s dean of educational services, said that for a while there was a
teacher shortage in math and science at the college but now it is everywhere.
Preston oversees the schools Team Teach program, which supports future teachers.
Four-year graduation rates in California have
nonetheless improved in the last decade, rising from about 31 percent in 2002
to roughly 39 percent in 2012, federal data show. This chart shows the
four-year graduation rates at the 80 largest colleges in California, ranked by
schools with the highest graduation rates, according to data submitted by the
colleges to the U.S. Department of Education.
Orientation is an important component of a
student’s college experience. It provides several valuable benefits, beginning
with information regarding financial aid, registration, tutoring services,
important locations on campus, and important dates on the school’s academic
calendar. Orientation gives the student their first look at the vital
components that will allow them to be successful in their studies.
Several billion dollars in financial aid is
available to students and prospective students in the California State
University system, and the deadline to apply is approaching.
No community college initiative of recent
vintage has grown faster, garnered more public and policymaker support and
produced more promising results than dual enrollment. Giving students working
toward a high school diploma the chance to also earn college credit has been
praised for its myriad benefits: reducing the cost of college, instilling
students with a sense of confidence in their own abilities, speeding students
on their path toward a college degree.
The Department of Education estimates that the
United States will need approximately 430,000 new teachers by 2020, fewer than
five years from now. States are reporting severe shortages of teachers and
desperately searching to address the vacancies. In the meantime, as the teacher
demand increases, enrollment in teacher preparation programs across the country
is declining significantly, indicating that the shortage may last for some
Brice Harris has distinguished himself for his
commitment to student access and success, and for his devotion to the community
college mission. His leadership skills and keen understanding of educational
policy have benefited thousands of community college students.
Gateway Technical College (GTC) in Wisconsin may
be the new poster child for the free community college movement. On Thursday,
the college announced that SC Johnson — the maker of consumer products such as
Windex, Ziploc and Raid, among others — would donate $300,000 to its new
Gateway Promise program, a new initiative to benefit local, low-income high
Arming security at San Mateo County’s three
community colleges is a possibility being explored by the district, local law
enforcement and members of the community, spurred by recent incidents of campus
violence throughout the nation and state, according to district officials.
A wild seahorse has found a new school to swim
in now that it’s been welcomed to Orange Coast College’s Public
Marine Aquarium. The Giant Pacific Seahorse is the newest addition to the
college’s aquarium — already one of the largest in Orange County boasting
nearly 50 species of fish. The addition of the seahorse is remarkable because
of the virtual rarity of plucking the species from the wild and bringing it
The spring semester will usher in not only a
change of seasons but also a change in leadership. Ryan Carr, 17, the
former vice president of the Associated Students of Orange Coast College,
will take the helm as student senate president after the resignation of
Alexandra Rojas in late December.
biggest overhaul in Orange County bus service in a half-dozen years is rolling
forward after transit authority board members on Monday unanimously approved a
service plan with little contest from the public... One of the few requests
from the public on Monday came from Chelsea Vongehr, a lobbyist for the Coast
Community College District, who sought to keep Route 172 or Route 173,
which are also utilized by students.
After wrapping up its first
season two months ago, a web series that spotlights student innovators is
gearing up for Season 2. "STEMbility" was launched in September by
several students from UC Irvine, Orange Coast College and Irvine
The Coast Community College District
Board of Trustees approved new and harsher policies for skateboarding on
campus, parking violations and reckless driving on campus earlier this month.
Orange Coast College’s student
thespians Miranda Lennert and Chris Diem traveled to Hawaii over Presidents Day
weekend to compete for the prestigious Irene Ryan Scholarship Award. Lennert
and Diem were chosen to represent OCC after their performances in the school’s
production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” last semester lead them
to a nomination by the American College Theater Festival.
Peace and acceptance have been significant words for the Alliance for Cultural Advancement club as they attempt to seek it for the Islamic culture through communication at Golden West College. Lorena Ortega, program associate of the Intercultural Program at GWC, and Melissa Lyon, director of the Center for International and Intercultural Programs, collaborated in hosting a town hall meeting on campus titled "Challenging Islamophobia" on Monday Jan. 25
There have been updates to the security system which will be put into play within the next months, although there is no set date at this moment in time. "These radios will be placed at each of the district's campuses and allow us to communicate between all campuses in the event of an emergency," says Arnold.
Having already overseen more than $100 million
in construction projects at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, Cheryl Marshall,
54, said she is ready to steer the North Orange County Community College
District’s $574 million construction bond project in her new role as
chancellor. Marshall was appointed by the North Orange County Community College
District’s board Tuesday; she assumes the role July 1. As chancellor, she will
administer the district’s three campuses, Cypress College, Fullerton College
and the School of Continuing Education, which enroll nearly 90,000 students.
The sides squaring off in a Los Angeles appeals
courtroom on Thursday in the landmark case of Vergara vs. California agree on
this: Teachers are key to whether students founder or thrive, and far too many
students are failing or falling behind.
The decision seems to have taken many school
districts by surprise. Though opposed to releasing the records, many have
nevertheless begun notifying parents that they are legally obligated to comply
with the ruling and provide the student data. Newport-Mesa Unified has been
alerting families with students in the district of the court order, and the
mechanism by which they can object to the release of individual student records.
With a recent court ruling ordering the release
of 10 million California student records to attorneys suing the state, parents
throughout California are anxious about their children's private information
falling into the wrong hands.
State senators pressed members of the State
Board of Education on Wednesday to tell them whether dollars spent for schools
under a new system of local control are being spent effectively. “Are we
getting our money’s worth and how do we know?” Sen. Marty Block, D-San Diego,
asked during a Senate Education Committee hearing.
The Education Secretary highlighted the
administration’s proposed Pell for Accelerated Completion, which would allow
full-time students to earn a third semester of Pell grants in an academic year,
enabling them to finish faster by taking additional courses year-round. Another
proposed initiative, On-Track Pell Bonus, would create an incentive for
students to stay on track or accelerate their progress towards a degree through
a $300 bonus, effectively increasing the Pell Grant maximum award to $6,235,
for students who take 15 or more credits per semester in an academic year.