HOLTVILLE — Aspiring to sow seeds of change in the educational system by embracing the diversity comprising English language learners, the fifth annual English Language Learners Institute convened a two-day forum here.
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- Friday, January 29, 2016BRAWLEY — Every parent wants their children learn “to fly” on their own and the surest ticket to succeed on a level economic playing field has been higher education. The Imperial County Office of Education hosted the 15th annual regional Migrant Parent Conference at Hidalgo Elementary School here, aiming to have children graduate high school prepared to enter some post-secondary institution.
- Tuesday, December 8, 2015Working jointly with the Sheriff’s Office and the Probation Department, Imperial Valley College offers an innovative program that gives county inmates an opportunity to start their college education. The first of its kind in California, Inside/Out brings 15 “inside” students, incarcerated at the Imperial County Jail, and 15 “outside” students from IVC, together as a class.
- Thursday, September 24, 2015IMPERIAL — Imperial High senior Marie Alvarez, 17, is still trying to decide if she’s going to San Diego State University in San Diego or Biola University in La Mirada. On Wednesday, she and her senior classmates at Imperial met 30 different college and university representatives and recruiters during Higher Ed Week put on by the Imperial County Office of Education at Imperial. Biola and SDSU were among the 30 schools.
- Wednesday, July 15, 2015Migrant students transformed their four-week-long summer school skills into informative presentations during the final days of classes Wednesday. “Students are not only engaged and involved in working together as a group, but they’re enjoying it,” said Arturo Camacho, Heber’s summer school principal. More than 100 migrant students in grades four through seven were able to show parents and family members their hard work and the fun concepts they’ve been learning about for the past several weeks.
- Friday, May 22, 2015Among the tables and talk of higher education, parents and students got information that will lead to the students’ future plans. About 250 to 300 parents and students were expected at the Higher Education II Parent and Students Night, held Thursday at the Imperial Valley Mall in El Centro. Parents are an integral part of a student’s higher education decision, and the forum was opened for both parents and students to ask questions, said Denise Cabanilla, director of Higher Education Educational Services.
- Monday, May 11, 2015Every day across the nation and the globe, a special group of men and women play a key role in the growth and development of children. While at times, the efforts of these men and women can go unrecognized, there is a time to say “thank you” and celebrate their work. In the U.S., May 4 through 8 is designated as Teacher Appreciation Week and on Thursday night, Imperial County celebrated the efforts of local teachers and administrators at the annual Teacher of the Year awards dinner. The Old Eucalyptus School Hou
- Wednesday, May 6, 2015As the arts continue to grow in the Imperial County, so has the stage for budding artists to shine. From art shows at local schools to murals that decorate city walls, the arts are definitely on the rise. In addition to showcasing their drawings and paintings, young artists now also have to opportunity to share their talents in acting and filmmaking. For the second year in a row, the Imperial County Office of Education organized a student film festival, which was open to local fifth- through 12th-graders.
- Monday, May 4, 2015Ten-year-old Chanakya Valmiki sat between two seasoned educators, his eyeglass lenses reflecting the blue glare of the interactive iPad screen in his hands. Pine Elementary third-grade teacher Mary Davis sat to his right and Imperial High Spanish teacher Maria Melgarejo sat to his left, looking on and learning as the smallish, well-spoken Sunflower Elementary student discussed the benefits of using the latest technology in the classroom with a level of familiarity and authority beyond his years.