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Part Two: What Can Be Done to Fix It? Actions every parent can immediately take to salvage their child’s education

Part Two:  What Can Be Done to Fix It? Actions every parent can immediately take to salvage their child’s education

By Paul D. White CitizensJournal.us concludes its special series on the troubled state of public education, and the excellent alternatives available to parents “Is It Time for YOUR Child to Drop Out of (traditional) School? In this second installment of the Citizens Journal series on fixing our public schools, CJ continues its interview with local school reformer […]

Part One:  How Bad Is It? Uncovering the truth about what’s going on in our schools.

Part One:  How Bad Is It? Uncovering the truth about what’s going on in our schools.

By Paul D. White This is part one of an interview Citizens Journal conducted with local education veteran Paul White.   He provided the answers along with links to support his answers.  Mr. White is director of the Stronghold Institute and a Co-Director www.USA-Focus.org, a nonpartisan, non-profit foundation dedicated to providing facts and insightful solutions about key […]

SEEAG’s Kids-To-Farms Benefit Brunch Draws Big Crowd

SEEAG’s Kids-To-Farms Benefit Brunch Draws Big Crowd

More than 160 people attended a Kids-To-Farm Benefit Brunch April 9 at the Camarillo Ranch. The event raised almost $20,000 to support Students For Eco-Education & Agriculture’s (SEEAG) agriculture education programs in Ventura County. Part of the proceeds from the brunch also went to Future Farmers of America. Money raised enables SEEAG to continue to […]

Ventura schools need to change more than personnel

Ventura schools need to change more than personnel

By Paul D. White   The timing and manner in which the Ventura Unified School District board fired Superintendent Michael Babb on Wednesday was unexpected. It indicated a strong consensus by the board to not delay in bringing in new leadership that will pursue a “different direction” for Ventura schools, as board President Velma Lomax stated. The […]

YCE, Inc. rolls out “green carpet” for Dream Big – Engineering Our World movie premiere

YCE, Inc. rolls out “green carpet” for Dream Big – Engineering Our World movie premiere

Over 300 guests attend to celebrate women in engineering and agriculture On Sunday, Ventura-based YCE, Inc. a woman-owned engineering and surveying firm, hosted the local premiere of Dream Big – Engineering Our World at the Collection’s Century Riverpark 16 theater. Over 300 enthusiastic guests were greeted by YCE, Inc. owner Marta Alvarez, were given brightly […]

Ventura County Community College District Signs Navy Education Agreement

Ventura County Community College District Signs Navy Education Agreement

The Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) and Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) sign Educational Partnership Agreement in a collaboration to educate VCCCD students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  VCCCD Vice Chancellor, Educational Services, Rick Post, met with representatives from NAWCWD and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) in mid-February to […]

Winners of the 2017 Ventura County Academic Decathlon

Winners of the 2017 Ventura County Academic Decathlon

The Ventura County Office of Education is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 Ventura County Academic Decathlon is Calabasas High School’s A Team. Coming in second place is Oxnard High School’s A Team, followed by Oak Park High School’s A Team, which came in third. Oak Park High School’s A Team won […]

Ventura County Community College District 2017 Goals Include District-Wide College Promise Program

Ventura County Community College District 2017 Goals Include District-Wide College Promise Program

The Ventura County Community College District held its first Chancellor’s Cabinet meeting of the New Year on Tuesday, sickness January 3. It also marked the first meeting of his term for newly-elected Board Chair Bernardo Perez.  Perez used the opportunity to share his vision for working with administration and staff to increase efficiencies across the […]

Public School Teachers’ Private Choices

Public School Teachers’ Private Choices

By LARRY SAND Teacher union leaders lie in order to disparage school privatization, but many of their members ignore them and embrace choice.  Mark Twain is alleged to have said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.” And the teachers unions seem to have an […]

Donald Trump Can Remake Education With The Stroke Of A Pen

Donald Trump Can Remake Education With The Stroke Of A Pen

Education wasn’t a top issue for president-elect Donald Trump on the campaign trail. But as he prepares to take office following his victory, one of the areas Trump can have the most immediate impact is in education, and he can do it largely with the stroke of a pen. While on the campaign trail, Trump’s […]

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