By Annie Brown
Superintendent Terry Walker delivered the State of the Irvine Unified School District in a new video, which can be viewed by clicking here.
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EUGENE, OR, January 2017 — College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 50 Best Bachelors in Engineering Degrees for 2017.
The United States’ global competitiveness has become a national priority, and with it, efforts to increase the number of U.S. students seeking degrees in engineering and computer science, evident at the federal level in the America COMPETES Act, which authorized $43.3 billion in federal spending in science, engineering, mathematics and technology research and education programs. Continue reading→
Irvine, Calif. – The Irvine Police Department has arrested a University High School walk-on men’s water polo coach for unlawful sex with a minor. The victim is a female student at University High.
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Concordia University Irvine Partners with Zipcar to Offer Car Sharing on Campus
New program provides a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to car ownership on campus
IRVINE, Calif., September 13, 2016 – Today, Concordia University Irvine (CUI) launched a new partnership with Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, to offer a Zipcar car sharing program on campus. The convenient transportation option is now available at an affordable rate 24 hours a day, seven days a week for students, faculty, and staff ages 18 and older, as well as members of the local community over the age of 21.
CUI will initially offer two vehicles, a Ford Focus named “Jory” and a Honda Fit named “Doughnut.” The Zipcars will have designated parking spots located in the Rho lot for convenient pick-up and return. Continue reading→
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Biking to School Guarantees P.E.
The CDC’s School Health Policies and Programs Study reports that just 3.8% of elementary schools, 7.9% of middle schools, and 2.1% of high schools provide daily physical education or its equivalent for the entire school year for students in all grades in the school. Regular physical activity is proven to improve everything from weight management to self-esteem in kids.
Irvine parents can guarantee their children get a daily dose of physical activity by biking to school. Kids who bike to school have healthier bodyweight , do better in school , and reduce their risk of obesity in adulthood by as much as half . Continue reading→
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IRVINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION CHAIR BETTY CARROLL ANNOUNCES RUN FOR IRVINE UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD
Endorsed by Seven Current and Past School Board Members
IRVINE, CA – Irvine parent, local business owner, and IPSF Chair Betty Carroll announced today that she is running for the Irvine Unified School Board in the upcoming November 2016 General Election.
“I am running for the Irvine Unified School District School Board to fight for our children in the face of reduced state funding and evolving education standards,” said Carroll. “As the parent of two young children in the district, and as a taxpayer, I want our children to receive a world-class education for years to come. We must ensure the continued excellence of our schools, work to reduce student-teacher ratios, maximize tax dollars spent, and retain our high caliber teachers.” Continue reading→
By Annie Brown
IUSD is pleased to announce that Aaron Jetzer has been named Principal of Eastwood Elementary School, which is scheduled to open in August 2017 to serve the new community of Eastwood Village. However, Mr. Jetzer will continue in his current role as Principal of Culverdale Elementary and begin the transition to Eastwood in January, 2017.
Mr. Jetzer has 16 years of education experience and is recognized as an outstanding leader in IUSD. He currently serves as Principal of Culverdale Elementary, where for six years he has developed an excellent reputation as a site leader who works collaboratively with students, staff, and the parent community, including the PTA and the Irvine Public Schools Foundation. Innovation and continuous improvement are the hallmarks of Mr. Jetzer’s leadership, including the piloting of math and reading programs at Culverdale before they became standardized across the District. He continues to revamp the school’s technology and wireless infrastructure and in 2012, Culverdale was recognized as a California Distinguished school. Continue reading→
As a middle-class citizen in Southern California, I have been fortunate enough to grow up in a world where technology is increasingly utilized to make life easier and more comfortable. However, as someone with little to no inclination to pursue a career in the various fields of technological innovation, I feel as though it has been appallingly easy to take it all for granted. For example, I never once stared at my fridge, or a traffic light, or a churro machine and considered how life would be without them. In other words, I never once stopped to thank and appreciate the people responsible for bringing them into the world. And yet, I cannot help but benefit from these devices every day. Well, except for the churro machine; unfortunately, that’s still a work in progress. The point is, the developed, western world is built atop a foundation of technological aid. Every day, this very moment in fact, there are people pacing rooms, racking brains, and pouring coffee in an effort to keep that foundation up to date, and make our lives easier and more comfortable in the process. These people, the secret heroes of modern society, they stand as a representation of the core reasons for our success as a species: our ability to work together and for one another. It seems only inevitable then that a reality television show would someday come along and capture this process for the world to see and feel good about. Well, the wait is over; the day has come. That “day” being last Tuesday, marked by the initial airing of TBS’s latest reality show, America’s Greatest Makers (Tues @ 9/8pm c). The pilot introduced several eclectic groups of inventors / aspiring world changers and their respective inventions. And among these intellectual individuals is none other than a certain Nicole Mendoza, with whom I had the pleasure of conversing about the show, her interests, and what makes her one of America’s greatest makers. Continue reading→
Universal Student Housing Seeks Host Families Near University of California Irvine
Universal Student Housing, an innovative service provider in the study abroad sector, is currently seeking host families near the University of California at Irvine to provide homes for a large group of Japanese English teachers.
Universal Student Housing will be supporting the visit of large groups of Japanese English teachers to the University of California at Irvine, and is seeking host families in the area. This will be the second year USH was chosen for this honor, and the fourth such group for USH. Continue reading→
Six Irvine high schools joined forces to attempt the first successful high school-based nano-satellite launch in the US, on March 22, at The Cove @ UCI. The program called Irvine CubeSat STEM Program was founded by two Irvine dads and boosted with a $150,000 investment by founding partner, Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF).
Together, these students will assemble, test and launch a miniature satellite, called a CubeSat, into low Earth orbit. If the program’s first CubeSat launch is successful, it will be the first high school team in the United States to launch an operational CubeSat into orbit. Continue reading→