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Sulphur Springs seeks members for bond measure oversight committee

With plans to modernize Canyon Country elementary schools districtwide, Sulphur Springs School District officials are seeking members for a public oversight committee to guide spending on the projects.

August 28, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC kicks off first day of classes

As College of the Canyons opened its doors for the first day of the 2012-13 school year Monday, a centerpiece on the Valencia campus was the newly opened $16 million tutoring lab, dubbed the "TLC" for The Learning Center.

August 28, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


School district to upgrade technology with bond money

Newhall School District officials have designed their classrooms of the future, and now it's time to start the shopping list, district officials say.

August 27, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Educators focus on stimulating students’ senses to keep them engaged

"You say potato, I say potato," Louis Armstrong crooned through a small stereo as about 30 sets of eyes in Rio Vista Elementary School's fifth-grade classroom followed Kyle Evans' language arts lesson.

August 27, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Educators split on ballot

Education interests both locally and statewide find themselves divided over the issue of the two November ballot measures touted as solutions to California public schools' continued suffering from budget cuts.

August 26, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon talks health care

Health care issues took center stage Friday as Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, held a public forum that attracted seniors and others at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.

August 25, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: An artist’s touch

College of the Canyons Art Gallery is hosting a variety of interactive art content in its backyard, according to school officials.

August 24, 2012 | By Perry Smith | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trinity Academy sees more growth

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August 24, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Exit exam scores up

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August 23, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CLARIFICATION: COC officials encouraged by poll showing support for Gov’s tax hike

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August 23, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Local schools score 92 percent on high school exit exam

More than 92 percent of Hart district 10th-graders passed the state's high school exit exam on their first try last school year, according to statewide results released Wednesday.

August 22, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New bill would lead to ‘fundamental change’ for community college students

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August 22, 2012 | By Perry Smith | Santa Clarita Valley News


State projections fall short for COC

A per-unit fee hike in California's community college system that was designed to increase revenue for the financially hurting schools actually cut their cash flow - to the tune of $1.2 million for College of the Canyons alone, officials said Tuesday.

August 22, 2012 | By Perry Smith | Santa Clarita Valley News


More enrolled at local college

Despite a statewide $10 per-unit fee hike and $4.6 million in budget cuts since last year, College of the Canyons is touting an 11.6 percent enrollment increase, school officials said Monday.

August 21, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus dance runs mostly without hitch

Although sheriff's deputies were called to Saugus High School's first dance of the year over the weekend, which drew some 2,400 teenagers, there were no problems besides traffic and teenagers crowding through construction-restricted space, school officials said Monday.

August 21, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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