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Where school dollars go to die

Where school dollars go to die

  . . By LARRY SAND  . A new study points fingers at charter schools for malfeasance, but traditional public schools are still by far #1 in wasteful spending. The National Education Association wants you to know that it is very concerned about your pocketbook! The teachers union is touting a brand new study released by the […]

Pursue education excellence for your children/ ¡Persiga la excelencia educativa para sus hijos!

Pursue education excellence for your children/ ¡Persiga la excelencia educativa para sus hijos!

  Stronghold Institute Event Announcement “There is a time for everything. There is a time to fight. That time is NOW.”  (Pastor Peter Muhlenberg – 1776)   . Parents:   . For years, our county schools have told you your children are doing “great” in school.  NOW the figures have come out that two-thirds of our graduating […]

Local School Districts Gain More Control Over Spending

Local School Districts Gain More Control Over Spending

In 2013 the state of California made a dramatic change in the way schools are funded. Instead of dictating how school districts spend their money, the state shifted much of that decision-making power to the local level. The new system, called the Local Control Funding Formula or LCFF, is designed to funnel education dollars where […]

Thousand Oaks PD will Join Thousand Oaks Schools for National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 5th

Thousand Oaks PD will Join Thousand Oaks Schools for National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 5th

School Supply Drive!

School Supply Drive!

Graduation Rate Increases, Dropouts Decline in Ventura County

Graduation Rate Increases, Dropouts Decline in Ventura County

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 2014-15 school year was 84.5 percent, which is up from 82.5 percent in 2012-13. Over the same period, the dropout rate has decreased from 10.6 percent to […]

Ojai Senior Class Gift Helps Fund One of the Largest School Solar Projects in California

Ojai Senior Class Gift Helps Fund One of the Largest School Solar Projects in California

Construction recently began for one of the largest solar power systems at a private school in California. The Thacher School, a 127-year-old boarding school, selected San Diego-based Sullivan Solar Power to install a 676,139-watt solar powered system at their Ojai campus in Ventura County. The solar project, Sullivan Solar Power’s largest single site project, is […]

No threats to Ventura County Area Schools

No threats to Ventura County Area Schools

Rancho Campana High Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Camarillo–October 5, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Rancho Campana High Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Camarillo–October 5, 2015 at 2:30 pm

When: October 5, 2015 at 2:30pm Where: 4235 Mar Vista Drive, Camarillo CA 93010* *Most of the online driving directions are wrong. Please view this map for correct location. October 5th Schedule2:30 – 3:00  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 3:00 -5:00  PTSA Food Truck Social + Fundraiser 5:00 – 5:30  Visit with Community Partners 5:30 – 7:00 […]

California Will Give Free High School Diplomas To Kids Who Flunked Out

California Will Give Free High School Diplomas To Kids Who Flunked Out

The state of California is poised to award thousands of high school degrees to dropouts by passing a new law retroactively removing the requirement to pass a high school exit exam. The California High School Exit Exam (CASHEE) was created in 2004, and is intended to make sure that students have a rudimentary grasp of English […]

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