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May 14, 2002
At tonight's school board meeting, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees will hear an update on the Measure A School Facilities Improvement program. They will also vote on whether to accept grant funds for the HOPE School Readiness Pilot program and the School Readiness Initiative contracts. The board approved the grant agreement in December. The grant will enhance the state preschool program at Whittier Elementary School by funding the position of director of early childhood education, provide parenting classes and health services to preschool children, and establishing the HOPE Readiness Resource Center for teachers and parents to access curriculum, material and other information.
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By Mona Shadia | May 14, 2010
Without after-school programs, Councilwoman Katrina Foley says, life in Costa Mesa would not be the same. The city-sponsored program at 11 school sites citywide, known as the Recreation on Campus for Kids after School (ROCKS), face elimination as the city grapples with a budget deficit. “I think it will dramatically change the qualify of life in Costa Mesa for families,” she said. “We’ve had these after-school programs sponsored for decades in our community.
NEWS
May 7, 2003
Christine Carrillo Vanguard University climbed onto the World Wide Web with its first certificate program in fall 2002. The success it achieved offering only two courses that semester resulted in a full-scale pledge to offer all seven early education courses for the spring 2003 semester. Monday kicks off the summer 2003 semester, the first that only offers early education classes online, a testament that proves the first year of the online certificates program at Vanguard was a success.
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By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | December 2, 2010
IRVINE — He was a man who took the time to hug everyone, including a homeless person on the street. He was a husband who took the time to tell his wife dozens of times a day that he loved her. And he was a patient father who taught his children about humility and kindness. He was a man of faith and hope, the kind of friend who was always there. These were some of the words used to describe Rabbi Bernard King during his funeral Thursday at Congregation Shir Ha-Ma'alot, the Jewish temple in Irvine that was first founded in Newport Beach and where he served for more than 30 years.
NEWS
December 15, 2000
Danette Goulet NEWPORT-MESA -- A chunk of the extra cash that smokers have been doling out for two years is finally making its way to families here. The latest round of funding from Proposition 10, the 1998 initiative that collects money for early childhood development programs across the state, awarded a grant to an organization in each city. Combined, the money totals nearly $500,000. The initiative placed a 50-cent-per-pack tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products to fund child-care and anti-tobacco programs for children up to age 5. The Children and Families Commission of Orange County, which controls the local revenues, this month funded 44 grants in the county totaling more than $17 million, including the two within Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, said Heidi Hauff, spokeswoman for the commission.
NEWS
April 5, 2001
Danette Goulet NEWPORT-MESA -- A crusade is underway in Newport-Mesa to see every child equipped to succeed when they enter kindergarten. On Wednesday morning, officials from the school district and outside child-care providers met to begin putting together a "student-readiness coalition." The program would be part of a two-year countywide initiative funded by tobacco revenues. The Orange County Children and Families Commission, which doles out the money, has allotted Newport-Mesa $85,000 a year for the next two years and $1.9 million countywide.
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By JIM CARNETT | April 25, 2006
Orange Coast College will begin awarding associate degrees in science next year. The new degree program has been authorized by the college's curriculum committee, and by the board of trustees of the Coast Community College District. Approval was granted last week by the California Community College chancellor's office. OCC has been awarding associate arts degrees since 1948. The college also grants certificates of achievement to students who successfully complete required courses in a variety of certificate programs, and certificates of completion to students who complete specially designed or intensive learning activities.
NEWS
August 22, 2003
Lolita Harper A preschool facility that offers discounted care for area parents too wealthy to qualify for state-subsidized programs may close this week if it cannot fill its classroom with students whose parents are willing to pay $175 per month. At the Newport Harbor High Preschool, children are cared for by fully qualified teachers and high school students studying child development. The program, which runs from 8 a.m. to noon weekdays, caters to stay-at-home moms who want their children in an educational atmosphere while they grocery shop, clean house, volunteer, etc. For 25 years, the district-run school has been operated like a private school by longtime director Wanda Shelton.
NEWS
March 5, 2004
Marisa O'Neil The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has smokers to thank for a new school nurse who will start by the end of the school year. Money for that position will come from Proposition 10, the California Children and Families Act of 1998 that added a 50-cents-per-pack tax to cigarettes to be used for early childhood development programs. The Children and Families Commission of Orange County, which doles out that money locally, announced this week, the allocation of $1 million for school nurses at an average of one per district.
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By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | December 2, 2010
IRVINE — He was a man who took the time to hug everyone, including a homeless person on the street. He was a husband who took the time to tell his wife dozens of times a day that he loved her. And he was a patient father who taught his children about humility and kindness. He was a man of faith and hope, the kind of friend who was always there. These were some of the words used to describe Rabbi Bernard King during his funeral Thursday at Congregation Shir Ha-Ma'alot, the Jewish temple in Irvine that was first founded in Newport Beach and where he served for more than 30 years.
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By Mona Shadia | May 14, 2010
Without after-school programs, Councilwoman Katrina Foley says, life in Costa Mesa would not be the same. The city-sponsored program at 11 school sites citywide, known as the Recreation on Campus for Kids after School (ROCKS), face elimination as the city grapples with a budget deficit. “I think it will dramatically change the qualify of life in Costa Mesa for families,” she said. “We’ve had these after-school programs sponsored for decades in our community.
NEWS
By Daniel Tedford | June 18, 2008
California preschool enrollment isn’t reaching the kids who need it most, a new study says, but the Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s children are flying above the curve. A study from the RAND Corporation shows that 59% of children in California attend preschool, and the majority of those who don’t attend are in low socioeconomic demographics. But Newport-Mesa has excelled in comparison to the average, with 85% of its students who entered kindergarten this year having had a preschool education through a district program or private center, according to a district survey.
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By JIM CARNETT | April 25, 2006
Orange Coast College will begin awarding associate degrees in science next year. The new degree program has been authorized by the college's curriculum committee, and by the board of trustees of the Coast Community College District. Approval was granted last week by the California Community College chancellor's office. OCC has been awarding associate arts degrees since 1948. The college also grants certificates of achievement to students who successfully complete required courses in a variety of certificate programs, and certificates of completion to students who complete specially designed or intensive learning activities.
NEWS
March 5, 2004
Marisa O'Neil The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has smokers to thank for a new school nurse who will start by the end of the school year. Money for that position will come from Proposition 10, the California Children and Families Act of 1998 that added a 50-cents-per-pack tax to cigarettes to be used for early childhood development programs. The Children and Families Commission of Orange County, which doles out that money locally, announced this week, the allocation of $1 million for school nurses at an average of one per district.
NEWS
August 22, 2003
Lolita Harper A preschool facility that offers discounted care for area parents too wealthy to qualify for state-subsidized programs may close this week if it cannot fill its classroom with students whose parents are willing to pay $175 per month. At the Newport Harbor High Preschool, children are cared for by fully qualified teachers and high school students studying child development. The program, which runs from 8 a.m. to noon weekdays, caters to stay-at-home moms who want their children in an educational atmosphere while they grocery shop, clean house, volunteer, etc. For 25 years, the district-run school has been operated like a private school by longtime director Wanda Shelton.
NEWS
May 7, 2003
Christine Carrillo Vanguard University climbed onto the World Wide Web with its first certificate program in fall 2002. The success it achieved offering only two courses that semester resulted in a full-scale pledge to offer all seven early education courses for the spring 2003 semester. Monday kicks off the summer 2003 semester, the first that only offers early education classes online, a testament that proves the first year of the online certificates program at Vanguard was a success.
NEWS
July 29, 2002
Deirdre Newman WESTSIDE -- A plan by the Newport-Mesa Unified School District to place a health center at Rea Elementary School has raised the ire of some residents who are concerned about whether the center will be a positive, or disastrous, addition to their neighborhood. The district has joined in a collaboration with the Children's Hospital of Orange County to address the health needs of students. The center calls for a 4,800-square-foot building to replace the current Healthy Start facility next to the school campus.
NEWS
May 14, 2002
At tonight's school board meeting, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees will hear an update on the Measure A School Facilities Improvement program. They will also vote on whether to accept grant funds for the HOPE School Readiness Pilot program and the School Readiness Initiative contracts. The board approved the grant agreement in December. The grant will enhance the state preschool program at Whittier Elementary School by funding the position of director of early childhood education, provide parenting classes and health services to preschool children, and establishing the HOPE Readiness Resource Center for teachers and parents to access curriculum, material and other information.
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