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UC Irvine Law School Granted Full Accreditation

UC Irvine Law School Granted Full Accreditation

The law school was opened in 2009, the first new public school in state in nearly 50 years.
UCI Chancellor Leaves, Heads to Ohio State

UCI Chancellor Leaves, Heads to Ohio State

Michael Drake's been chancellor at UC Irvine since 2005.
Taxpayers in Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo to Save up to $42 Mil

Taxpayers in Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo to Save up to $42 Mil

Capo Unified school board votes to retire a Mello-Roos district four years early after years of "injustice."
UC Irvine 'Strongly Opposes' Academic Boycott of Israel

UC Irvine 'Strongly Opposes' Academic Boycott of Israel

UC Irvine joins other prominent universities in condemning an academic boycott of Israel endorsed by an association representing professors of American history and culture.
CUSD Decision to Retire Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo Taxes Early Postponed

CUSD Decision to Retire Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo Taxes Early Postponed

The move, which would eliminate the taxes by 2016 instead of 2020, proved controversial among Capistrano Unified trustees.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
Pedestrian Bridge Project Near Aliso Niguel Moves Forward

Pedestrian Bridge Project Near Aliso Niguel Moves Forward

The city is reporting that preliminary plans for a pedestrian bridge project near Aliso Niguel High School recently received the green light.
In How Good of Shape Are Aliso Viejo Schools?

In How Good of Shape Are Aliso Viejo Schools?

Building-wise, the campuses need a lot of repairs and upgrades. Find out what's needed at your children's schools.
Architect: Aliso Niguel Needs $34.5 Mil in Upgrades

Architect: Aliso Niguel Needs $34.5 Mil in Upgrades

Overall, Capistrano Unified officials expect it would cost $822 million to renovate all of its schools. Here's what's needed at Aliso Niguel.
Aliso Viejo Middle School Needs $10.6 Mil in Upgrades, Architect Says

Aliso Viejo Middle School Needs $10.6 Mil in Upgrades, Architect Says

Overall, the Capistrano Unified School District is facing $822 million in repairs and renovations. Here's Aliso Viejo Middle School's share.
Architect: Canyon Vista Needs $7.8 Mil in Upgrades

Architect: Canyon Vista Needs $7.8 Mil in Upgrades

The district is facing an $822 million tab to renovate its 55 campuses. Here's Canyon Vista's share.
Architect: $13.7 Mil Needed for Don Juan Avila

Architect: $13.7 Mil Needed for Don Juan Avila

Of the $822 million needed across Capistrano Unified, here is Don Juan Avila's share.
Architect: Oak Grove Needs $6.4 Mil to Modernize

Architect: Oak Grove Needs $6.4 Mil to Modernize

Capistrano Unified is facing $822 million districtwide. Here is Oak Grove's portion.
Architect: Wood Canyon Needs $7.2 Mil in Upgrades

Architect: Wood Canyon Needs $7.2 Mil in Upgrades

Overall, Capistrano Unified is looking at a $822 million bill. This is what Wood Canyon's portion would look like.
Update on Pedesrian Bridge Near Aliso Niguel to be Heard

Update on Pedesrian Bridge Near Aliso Niguel to be Heard

Aliso Viejo's City Council is scheduled to meet Nov. 20. The pedestrian bridge over Aliso Creek supposed to help alleviate traffic around the school.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.