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Department of Education

    Education Department Offers Site On School District Funding

    State officials released a website allowing California residents to find out how the state's dollars are making their way into their classroom

    State Releases 2013 Grad Rate Numbers, Hart District Numbers Remain High

    The California Department of Education has released the state's high school graduation and dropout rates for 2013, showing that graduation rates are on the rise for the state.

    Santa Clarita Districts Prepare For Computer-Based Standardized Testing

    Santa Clarita Valley's local school districts will test a new type of state assessment this semester. The Smarter Balanced Assessment is a computer based test that allows students to better interact with what they're learning than on a multiple choice test.

    Pico Canyon Elementary To Hold Assembly Celebrating API Success

    Pico Canyon Elementary School is holding a special assembly on Nov. 21 to celebrate 10 years of increasing API scores, since the school was founded in 2004. All students and staff are invited to attend.

    Rio Vista In Canyon Country Wins First Title I Achievement Award In District

    Rio Vista Elementary in Canyon Country recently received a Title I Academic Achievement Award from the state Department of Education, after demonstrating academic progress across the board for two years.

    College Of The Canyons Honored For Commitment To Community Service

    As one of only two California community colleges honored for providing students with access to high quality service-learning educational opportunities, College of the Canyons has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for a seventh consecutive year.

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    Next Generation Science Standard Will Affect Santa Clarita Valley Schools

    Concerned parents and other citizens have less than a month to offer their opinion on the Next Generation Science Standards, a reevaluation on the way science is taught in school.

    Now in its second stage of development, NGSS is welcoming everyone to look at their proposed revisions and offer comments and criticism before Jan. 29.

    “I think you’ll find there’ll be some costs and modified instructional material, but the way science is taught hasn't been modified standards since 1997,” said Phil Lafontaine, California Department of Education’s director of professional learning support division and the lead in developing these new standards. “A lot has happen, we have a better understanding of schoolhow students learn and what they need to learn. So it’s time we make that shift.”