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In the news: School bus driver is a hero, Ducks land in Fullerton and more

It’s the end of the week, and once again we bring you a roundup of education-related stories you may have missed.

  • Quick thinking and flawless execution of safety procedures saved the day when a Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School bus driver was able to evacuate safely 35 children as their bus caught on fire.
  • Next year, entering kindergarten students in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District will have the opportunity to apply and test for admission into the new Adams Kindergarten Modern Scholars Academy — an advanced-track program OCEdNewsintended to raise rigor and challenge students beyond the grade-level standards.
  • Coastline Community College has been named the No. 1 community college in the United States by a financial planning organization that looked at nearly 700 schools across the country.
  • Two teachers at Katella High School are finding success with their newly launched “Katella Buddies,” a program for students in special education to participate in performing arts.