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  • Teachers brace for another heat wave and too-hot classrooms

    Teachers across Newport-Mesa Unified are preparing for the return of sweltering temperatures this week, while the district struggles to find a short-term way to keep students and employees cool in classrooms that lack air conditioning.
  • Apodaca: Educators mining Minecraft for learning

    What if there was a way for students studying history to build a replica of Ancient Rome? Or for kids learning about California missions to forgo the sugar-cube models — projects that well-intentioned but misguided parents often take over anyway...

    4 elementary schools to get assistant principals

    Two Newport-Mesa Unified School District teachers have been tapped to become assistant principals at four elementary schools. Jacob Topete, a fifth-grade teacher at Newport Heights who has taught in the district since 2007, will serve as assistant...

    Teacher who questioned cat dissections sues school district, claims retaliation

    A former Newport Harbor High School English teacher is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated against her after she publicly questioned the need for students to dissect cat carcasses in class. Karen Coyne claims...

    Dearth of air conditioning has Newport-Mesa schools feeling the heat

    Dearth of air conditioning has Newport-Mesa schools feeling the heat
    Students and teachers across the Newport-Mesa Unified School District have struggled to find relief this week in sweltering classrooms that are not equipped with air conditioning. This week's heat wave, which is expected to last through Wednesday,...