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  • School district's finances OK for two years

    COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified School District can balance its budget for the next two years, but after that, programs and services could face the chopping block, depending on what the state does, officials said.
  • Trustee visits South Korean school

    On a hillside near a lake in Busan, South Korea, a school that can hold 5,000 students sits on a 40-acre plot. The grades 7-12 school keeps its students working from 7:30 a.m. to 11:20 p.m. Monday through Friday — and every other Saturday. Then...

    City Life: School board needs to reread 'A Christmas Carol'

    In a foreboding first message as your new school board president, David Brooks did his best Ebenezer Scrooge "Bah! Humbug!" impersonation by saying, "We don't need critics" who are "bad-mouthing schools." So to the many educators and others who have...

    City Life: School board doesn't give a complete picture

    Newport-Mesa Unified school board President David Brooks said at a Dec. 13 meeting that he doesn't want to hear criticism, but I feel it's hard to hold back being critical when the trustees continue to focus on the wrong issues. At that meeting,...

    Mailbag: It's time to reform school district

    It's time for Newport-Mesa Unified School District to take action and become an education leader, not a patchwork of success and failure. Our schools and their leadership are an issue that should be important to every resident, whether you have children...