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January 25, 2005
Here are some of the items the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of trustees will be discussing tonight. AUTHORS FESTIVAL BOOKMARK WINNERS Three Newport-Mesa students will be recognized as winners of the districtwide Authors Festival 2005 bookmark contest. Judges determined that Erin Hatch, a first-grader at Andersen Elementary, Adelaide Alva, a third-grader at Lincoln Elementary, and Idalma Cruz, a sixth-grader at Davis Elementary, submitted bookmarks worthy of special recognition.
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NEWS
November 25, 1999
-- Danette Goulet Highlights from Tuesday's meeting: ISSUE: The addition of four new high school-level courses. ACTION: Approved, 7-0. SUMMARY: The director of curriculum and assessment for Newport-Mesa, Peggy Anatol, brought four courses before the board for approval: Advanced Placement French Literature, Advanced Placement Latin Literature, Television/Video Production and a revised Health and Driver ...
NEWS
January 29, 2005
Jeff Benson Students are routinely paying as much as $200 for college texts they'll use for only a few months, but the Orange Coast College Foundation has booked a free alternative to make assigned reading more bearable. The foundation has set aside $15,000 to establish a lending library of 200 popular textbooks used in the college's courses. It's also allocated another $3,000 to purchase 25 books, so they can loan them out to those who can't afford them for an entire semester.
NEWS
October 17, 2000
Those of you who studied the separation of state and federal powers must have enjoyed the presidential debates as much as I did. In an effort to deter too much power in a central government, the U.S. Constitution delineates the powers of the federal government. It left the rest of the governmental functions to state or local governments. Dealing with foreign powers is for the federal government. Education is not; it is to be directed by local school boards.
NEWS
November 6, 1999
Danette Goulet COSTA MESA -- Ryan Simpkins is already building conservative credentials that would make Congressman Chris Cox proud. Simpkins, a 21-year-old student at OCC, is campaigning to eliminate the sales tax on textbooks sold to college students in California. The seed for his crusade was planted last spring when the dean of students at OCC mentioned the idea offhandedly to a student, who in turn passed it on to an intrigued Simpkins. "Students are starving," Simpkins said.
NEWS
January 6, 2002
Last month, I attended the school board meeting. I felt it a community disgrace. Days later, I read the Community Forum page of the Daily Pilot. While there were no letters to the editor immediately (I thought there would be), there were a few days later. There was also a very fine editorial, "School boarding is not a team sport" (Dec. 16). Whoever wrote this piece has forgotten more about "school boarding" than six members of the school board and the superintendent know combined.
NEWS
February 14, 2004
Deirdre Newman Students will soon have a cheaper option when purchasing college textbooks. Thomson Higher Education launched a series of textbooks at a lower price Monday. The company is characterizing the launch as a response to students and professors' calling for less expensive books. But a spokeswoman denies the launch is directly related to a report issued in late January that was highly critical of textbooks companies, including Thomson, for gouging students.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | October 10, 2011
Elementary school backpacks are about to get a little lighter. Although the Newport-Mesa Unified School District has posted some of its textbooks on the Internet since 2007, all K-6 social science, math, English, language arts and science textbooks are now available to students online. "I think the biggest impact is they won't have to lug those textbooks home," said Jenith Mishne, the district's director of educational technology. Depending on the publisher, the online textbooks range from PDFs of books to interactive experiences with features like practice books, word definitions, videos and audio, Mishne said.
NEWS
By: | October 1, 2005
o7Last week, a group called the Bible Literacy Project released a new school textbook in an attempt to introduce students to the Bible without specifically endorsing Christianity. The book, which will be made available for schools to order for the 2006-07 school year, describes much of biblical history, but stops short of citing as fact -- qualifying the statements with "tradition states" or "some Christians believe." The text also describes biblical allusions in literature, language and history.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | March 20, 2009
One of the world’s premier orchestras, the London Symphony Orchestra, led by one of the world’s most in-demand conductors, Valery Gergiev, came to Orange County for the first time in 20 years, giving Costa Mesa audiences a technically brilliant and unsentimental performance of Beethoven’s piano concertos and Prokofiev’s symphonies. Touring with Russian pianist Alexei Volodin, whose agility and seemingly effortlessly flawless playing matches the orchestra to a “T,” the LSO came to Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on Wednesday and Thursday nights for back-to-back programs.
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