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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?

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.

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...

Plan for fence at Adams Elementary School draws protest

Plan for fence at Adams Elementary School draws protest

Tempers flared Thursday night at a meeting about a proposed fence at Adams Elementary School, with opponents of the plan brandishing...

Jazz is practice plus innovation for UCI director

Jazz is practice plus innovation for UCI director

When Kei Akagi played piano in Miles Davis' band, the iconic trumpeter once gave him a simple and eloquent guideline: "I don't care what you...

Mother's lessons lead Newport Harbor senior to Harvard

Mother's lessons lead Newport Harbor senior to Harvard

"I was a sponge mop and Windex baby," the college essay began.

 Fired school official offers advice to former colleagues, calls ex-boss's action 'callous'

Fired school official offers advice to former colleagues, calls ex-boss's action 'callous'

Newport-Mesa Unified School District's recently fired personnel director sent an email to his former colleagues Tuesday describing how to...

Medal-winning athletes help Newport kids with jog-a-thon

Medal-winning athletes help Newport kids with jog-a-thon

Olympic and Paralympic athletes turned out for Newport Heights Elementary School's jog-a-thon fundraiser Wednesday morning in Newport Beach.

District presents safety fencing plans to Andersen school community

District presents safety fencing plans to Andersen school community

Building officials with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District presented plans at a community meeting Monday to add a 6-foot-tall fence...

OCC spring semester starts; more classes as budget constraints ease

OCC spring semester starts; more classes as budget constraints ease

Students in the Coast Community College District returned to campuses this week to begin the 16-week spring semester.

School meetings will focus on fences, other safety measures

Parents and Newport-Mesa residents are invited this week to a series of community meetings on safety initiatives, such new fences, at...

OCC class offerings growing

With the spring semester kicking off Monday, Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa is offering nearly 200 more classes than last year.

Costa Mesa woman's mission: Get pesticides out of schools

Costa Mesa woman's mission: Get pesticides out of schools

Vanessa Handy's dad navigated transport planes in Vietnam amid toxic clouds of Agent Orange, a wartime herbicide linked to certain cancers.

Local students to compete in Energy Department science competition

Local students to compete in Energy Department science competition

Here's a question for you: What are the names for the pyrimidine bases found in DNA?

Effort to alter Corona del Mar High grades detailed

Effort to alter Corona del Mar High grades detailed

The tutor, the students recalled, had a plan to help them improve their grades.

Around Town: Schools' Teachers of the Year named

The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers, the union for teachers in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, announced the Teachers of the...

Rea Elementary students hit the stage with help from Disney

Rea Elementary students hit the stage with help from Disney

Elementary school performers focused on their stage direction while belting out the words to "Ev'rybody Wants to be a Cat" on Tuesday as...

Newport-Mesa school board fires H.R. director who complained about superintendent

Newport-Mesa school board fires H.R. director who complained about superintendent

Newport-Mesa Unified fired its human resources director Tuesday, less than a week after he asked a court to compel the district to release...

Budding scientists get a lesson outdoors

Budding scientists get a lesson outdoors

Michael Henien crushed a pea-sized berry between his fingers and took a sniff.

Family Resource Fair to offer special-needs information

The public is invited to learn about resources available to children, particularly those with special needs, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at...

Pupils' lemonade stands raise $1,100 to fight 3rd-grader's rare disease

Pupils' lemonade stands raise $1,100 to fight 3rd-grader's rare disease

More than 60 students opened lemonade stands Monday outside Springbrook Elementary School in Irvine, raising more than $1,100 for research...

Law school program offers a legal leg-up

Law school program offers a legal leg-up

Jill Hiraizumi started her legal practice on a shoestring.

Newport-Mesa district gets into the details of Signature Academies

With the new Signature Academies set to roll out to ninth-grade students this fall, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board Tuesday...

UCI gets record number of applications

Applications for admission to UC Irvine rose to a record 88,792 for the 2015 school year, up 7.7% from the previous year, according to...

Newport-Mesa school district rethinks leadership structure

The departure in December of Assistant Supt. Chuck Hinman, who headed middle and high school education in Newport-Mesa schools, is being...

P.R. director Martha Parham is leaving Coast Community College District

P.R. director Martha Parham is leaving Coast Community College District

Martha Parham is leaving the Coast Community College District after nearly a decade as its director of public affairs, marketing and...

District to discuss Signature Academies, teacher negotiations

Student admission policies and publicity for a series of Signature Academies are set for discussion in a study session Tuesday by the...

Newport, Irvine teens make semifinals in science competition

Newport, Irvine teens make semifinals in science competition

Two students from Irvine and Newport Beach schools were among 300 semifinalists selected in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search, a national...

UCI clinic plays role in halting workplace raids in Arizona

A federal judge on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction halting workplace raids in Arizona that targeted undocumented employees —...

Irvine Unified's first superintendent, A. Stanley Corey, dies at 89

Irvine Unified's first superintendent, A. Stanley Corey, dies at 89

A. Stanley Corey, the founding superintendent of the Irvine Unified School District and a man considered the most influential figure in...

UCI clean-energy pioneer Norman Rostoker, 89, dies

UCI clean-energy pioneer Norman Rostoker, 89, dies

UC Irvine professor Norman Rostoker, a nuclear fusion pioneer who sought practical applications for clean energy, died on Christmas Day in...

Police find 2 missing Newport Beach eighth-graders

Police find 2 missing Newport Beach eighth-graders

UPDATE: Two eighth-graders missing since Saturday morning were located by the Orange police department Monday night,...

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