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Dad's band turns tunes into fundraising

Community members are invited to sing and dance to golden oldies and contemporary tunes at a party from 6 to 10 p.m. today to benefit Sonora...

Funding changes may change district's adult education

Newport-Mesa Unified — along with school districts up and down the state — are grappling with changes to funding for adult...

Newport-Mesa event to explain new school programs

Newport-Mesa parents can learn about district-wide academic programs at a community meeting Wednesday.

Reader's Report: Irvine students lobby Sacramento

Reader's Report: Irvine students lobby Sacramento

"Beep, Beep." My alarm is going off. My drowsy eyes wake up to see that it is 4:30 a.m.

Rea Elementary students take to the big stage

Rea Elementary students take to the big stage

Dozens of Rea Elementary School students took to the stage Tuesday at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in a performance...

Students dip their toes into water conservation

Students dip their toes into water conservation

Thousands of elementary school students from Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach and elsewhere streamed onto the UC Irvine campus...

Fired schools official alleges pension, pay abuse

Fired schools official alleges pension, pay abuse

Leveling allegations of pension abuse and pay for work that wasn't performed, a fired Newport-Mesa personnel chief on Tuesday avowed the...

Estancia gala will celebrate school's five decades

A gala Saturday night will celebrate Estancia High School's 50-year anniversary.

Jack Peltason dies at 91; former UC Irvine chancellor, head of UC system

Jack Peltason dies at 91; former UC Irvine chancellor, head of UC system

Jack Peltason, a constitutional scholar with a modest manner and a homespun sense of humor who was a former chancellor of UC Irvine and...

Newport Harbor Dance Team puts on tribute

Newport Harbor Dance Team puts on tribute

The Newport Harbor Dance Team took to the stage Wednesday for the opening night of Arreis, a student performance that runs through...

Veterans enliven study of history

Veterans enliven study of history

Inside Newport-Mesa district high school classrooms, history has escaped the pages of textbooks in an uncommon lesson that matches...

Planned nature preschool gets $1-million gift

Planned nature preschool gets $1-million gift

The Environmental Nature Center announced Wednesday a $1-million gift from an anonymous donor for a future nature preschool on the grounds...

Special Olympian reminds students what it's about

Special Olympian reminds students what it's about

Newport Beach students who are raising money for the 2015 Special Olympics Games got an extra dose of encouragement early Monday from a...

Spirit Run raises $50,000 for Newport-Mesa schools

Spirit Run raises $50,000 for Newport-Mesa schools

The 32nd annual Newport-Mesa Spirit Run on Sunday raised more than $50,000 for participating schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School...

Students put on thinking caps for Pi Day

Students put on thinking caps for Pi Day

Kate Miller spouted off a string of digits on Friday, punctuated only by an occasional "um" and "oh."

Political liberals exhibit more happiness than conservatives, UCI study finds

Renewing the debate over whether political conservatives or liberals have a lock on happiness, new research out of UC Irvine found that...

State nixes API's while incorporating Common Core

State education officials' decision Wednesday to temporarily suspend the use of a common school-performance yardstick doesn't mean that...

A showcase of found history

Decades ago, Richard Bagley had somewhat of an unusual hobby.

School board appoints new head of HR

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board unanimously agreed Tuesday to hire a veteran Anaheim school administrator to head up its...

Newport students make their own history

Newport students make their own history

It was the final round and Jean Wanlass, a sixth-grader at Harbor Day School in Newport Beach, pressed the red buzzer in front of her.

 CdM arts center is officially unveiled

CdM arts center is officially unveiled

The trappings in the new $16-million Corona del Mar Middle/High School Performing Arts Center are enough to make any thespian swoon.

State officials react to UCI flag controversy with constitutional amendment

State lawmakers Monday announced plans to introduce an amendment to California's constitution that would bar state-funded colleges and...

Newport-Mesa school board looks to hire HR chief

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board is set Tuesday to hire a personnel chief, filling a post that's been vacant since the board...

Checking In: College music chairman a Grammy winner — sort of

Checking In: College music chairman a Grammy winner — sort of

He's already known around campus as Dr. Tresler. And now, maybe, Dr. Music is in order.

Irvine 12-year-old is county's top speller

Irvine 12-year-old is county's top speller

Twelve letters made all the difference for Irvine seventh-grader Sarika Rau.

4 cities to play host to Special Olympics teams

Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine and Huntington Beach are among 100 Southern California cities that will be host towns for this year's...

New Irvine elementary school named

New Irvine elementary school named

The Irvine Unified School District board agreed Tuesday night to name a future school in the Heritage Fields area Beacon Park School.

Airport gives hidden art treasures a higher profile

Airport gives hidden art treasures a higher profile

For those who come to Orange County looking to bask in the art scene, consider this a free appetizer.

Cardiologist encourages screening student athletes for heart problems

Cardiologist encourages screening student athletes for heart problems

Nearly one month after a Newport Beach student athlete's heart stopped, a pediatric cardiologist recommended cardiac screening beyond what...

Vanguard to host human trafficking conference

Stamping out human trafficking and caring for victims of the increasingly common crime will be the subject of the Ensure Justice...

Another temporary chancellor for Coast colleges

Another temporary chancellor for Coast colleges

The Coast Community College District announced its second interim chancellor since August, when the last chancellor gave two-days notice...

What should new Irvine school be named? Board decides Tuesday

What should new Irvine school be named? Board decides Tuesday

Does Beacon Park School have a certain ring to it? How about Cultivate School?

P.E. classes required by court settlement

Irvine Unified and Ocean View School District, which has campuses in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, are among 37 districts up and...

 Irvine students take first, second in national video contest

Irvine students take first, second in national video contest

A team of three students from Woodbridge High School in Irvine won first place, and a team from Crean Lutheran, a private school also in...

Errors in math materials frustrate teachers

Errors in math materials frustrate teachers

To an outsider, this looks like an unusual lesson. Fifth-graders at Harbor View Elementary School in Newport Beach are sketching...

CdM couple, Chapman University settle donation dispute

A Corona del Mar couple who accused Chapman University officials of manipulating them into a $12 million donation will drop their lawsuit...

Costa Mesa High to get college-style schedule this fall

Costa Mesa High School will roll out a college-style scheduling system this fall, the third high school in the Newport-Mesa Unified School...

Unions push for contract talks at school board meeting

 Two unions representing service workers and teachers asked separately during a meeting of the school board Tuesday to push Newport-...

OCC gives public a look at development plans

OCC gives public a look at development plans

Orange Coast College opened its doors in 1948, when a loaf of bread cost around 10 cents and the Costa Mesa campus served 500 students.

Tarbut V'Torah school recognized for success

Tarbut V'Torah school recognized for success

Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Irvine) congratulated students at Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School on their academic success during an event at...

Fired schools official questions pension data

Fired schools official questions pension data

A recently fired school administrator is alleging discrepancies in the way the Newport-Mesa Unified School District reports salaries to...

Woodbridge advances to state Academic Decathlon

Woodbridge High School is among five Orange County schools that will compete in the California Academic Decathlon next month.

Good grief, 'Charlie Brown': 'Peanuts' creator's daughter attends students' musical

Good grief, 'Charlie Brown': 'Peanuts' creator's daughter attends students' musical

 If Charlie Brown had ever tried to get a celebrity to attend his school play, it seems inevitable that something, just something,...

Sister's stroke leads student to his calling, and to a scholarship

Sister's stroke leads student to his calling, and to a scholarship

Rodrick Edwards found out he had won a full scholarship to Wesleyan University at exactly 1:12 p.m. on Dec. 1.

Events will honor karate master with 'Karate Kid' connections, famous students

Events will honor karate master with 'Karate Kid' connections, famous students

When you've taught as long as Fumio Demura, you get elaborate anniversary parties. And distinguished guests.

Honest Abe visits Davis Magnet School

Honest Abe visits Davis Magnet School

Students at Davis Magnet School in Costa Mesa got a living history lesson Wednesday from a man who was the spitting image of Abraham...

School district to pay for lights at planned Corona del Mar stadium

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District will spend $900,000 on field lighting at the planned Corona del Mar High School stadium, bringing...

Fired Newport-Mesa HR director blasts school board

Fired Newport-Mesa HR director blasts school board

Calling for greater transparency, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's recently fired personnel director on Tuesday asked the school...

Newport-Mesa School District losing another top official

Newport-Mesa School District losing another top official

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District's assistant superintendent of student support services will retire in June after 41 years in...

Newport-Mesa trustees to decide on Corona del Mar High stadium plan

The multi-million dollar overhaul of the Corona del Mar High School stadium could inch forward Tuesday, with trustees of the Newport-Mesa...

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