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In the news: Young scientist heads to prestigious international competition, new instructional standards shine a light on history and more

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

  • A community comes together to bid farewell to Saylor Voris, a San Clemente High school student known for “her positivity and her smile” who lost her battle with leukemia this week.
  • History and social studies teachers applaud the new educational standards, which include the study of historical documents in reading comprehension and stress the importance of research and analytic skills.
  • The Orange County Community Foundation is hosting the first-ever i♥OC Giving Day on April 21 and April 22, with a goal of delivering $2 million to local OC nonprofits in a 30-hour period, and two OCDE programs are among the designated recipients. Let’s make it happen!