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    New English Language Framework Announced To Help California Teachers

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson has announced a new framework to help California teachers teach English language arts.

    CORRECTION: Hart District Releases Attendance Report On Eligible Students

    Hart district officials released projections anticipating more than 200 fewer students at Valencia High,

    Hart District Hires Jon Carrino As New Director Of Technology

    The state’s Common Core Standards Initiative is bringing an influx of technology into classrooms statewide, and the Hart district hired a Santa Clarita Valley product to take on the new challenge locally, officials announced Wednesday. Jon Carrino, 38 of Palmdale, a Sierra Vista Junior High and Canyon High School grad, was named the district’s new director of technology at the William S. Hart Union High School District board meeting this week. His new post will take effect July 1. “It’s really going to be key that we’re there and involved in the discussion as a support function for teachers and students,” Carrino said, discussing his new promotion Thursday. The Hart district oversees about 22,000 students in the Santa Clarita Valley's public junior highs and high schools.

    SCV Chinese School Touts Growth, Course Offerings

    Starting as a small, family-oriented school to support a growing Mandarin-speaking community, the SCV Chinese School now teaches the language to hundreds of Santa Clarita Valley families. “When we started, most of the students were Chinese families with (Chinese) heritage,” said Jinghong Li, 53, of Santa Clarita. “Now, it’s more mainstream, students with families who recognize the benefits of learning this language and see its future importance." Li, who’s the school’s executive director and founding principal, is an engineer by trade who earned a master’s degree at the University of Virginia, came to the Santa Clarita Valley more than 20 years ago to work with 3D printing, after teaching at the University of Dayton. Li saw the need in his own family as well as others, he said, when he opened the school five years ago.

    Hart District OKs Settlement Over Castaic High Lawsuit

    Hart district officials signed off on a settlement to end a lawsuit filed by Citizens For Castaic over Castaic High School

    Santa Clarita Students Compete In Science, Technology LEGO Tournament

    More than 200 Santa Clarita Valley Elementary and Junior High school students came together to compete in a FIRST LEGO League Qualifying tournament on Sunday.

    Newhall District To Receive Bond Money For School Upgrades

    The Newhall School District recently authorized the sale of $36 million in bonds to pay for upcoming projects at school sites and classrooms

    Hart District Set To Hold Vendor Outreach Program On Tuesday

    The William S. Hart High School District has planned a Vendor Outreach Program at the Hart District Office on Tuesday from 9 a.m. through 11 a.m.

    COC Valencia Set To Host "Fall Rush" To Register Students

    Anyone looking to enroll in a fall course at College of the Canyons is encouraged to attend the event “Fall Rush” on August 16.

    Editorial: A Message From Our Mayor Bob Kellar

    Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar celebrates the first year anniversary of the DFYIT program in local junior high and high schools. The anti-drug program uses positive peer pressure to encourage students to all stay sober together.