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Mexican criminal found guilty of murdering a teen model in Irvine back in 1992

Leonardo Pimental Sanchez, a career criminal, was convicted Wednesday of killing an aspiring model more than two decades after her battered body was found in an Irvine orange grove, according to the O.C. Register. Sanchez, now 59, was found guilty of first-degree murder, by an Orange County Superior Court jury, but the jury was not able…

IPSF surprises five Irvine teachers with over $100,000 in innovative grants

IPSF SURPRISES FIVE IRVINE TEACHERS WITH OVER $100,000 IN INNOVATIVE GRANTS Irvine, Calif. March 21, 2017- In celebration of Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s (IPSF) 20 years of impact, the foundation surprised teachers and students at five Irvine schools with $20,000 innovative grants totaling $100,000. Each year, IPSF offers teachers and staff in the Irvine Unified…

Five things you need to know about the California School Dashboard

State education officials have just unveiled a brand new accountability and improvement system to show how California’s public schools are performing — and to track their progress over time. It’s called the California School Dashboard, and you can access it now at caschooldashboard.org. Here are five things you need to know.

IUSD students have strong showing at County National History Day

Every year, about half a million students in grades four through 12 take part in National History Day events across the U.S. These young historians produce original websites, papers, documentaries, performances and exhibits, which are showcased at the local, county, state and national levels.  The theme this year is “Taking a Stand in History.”  The Orange…