The Board of Education on Tuesday discussed how best to use $5.8 million in available state funding for the implementation of the California Common Core instructional standards. The Common Core standards are part of a national movement aimed at promoting learning on a much deeper level, with a shift toward critical thinking, creativity, articulating positions and collaboration.
If you’re an Irvine student, parent or staff member, you probably received a phone message on the evening of Sept. 9 from Superintendent Terry Walker, offering a few welcoming words for the new school year.
IUSD students continue to outpace their county and state counterparts on standards tests, according to the latest batch of scores released this month by the California Department of Education.
An innovative educator who led a high-achieving elementary school and developed technology training for Apple has been named the new principal of Brywood Elementary School.
It’s a whole lot of dirt now, but over the next 15 months this empty plot of land south of Jeffrey Road and east of the Santa Ana (5) Freeway will be transformed into a state-of-the-art campus for Irvine elementary students.
IUSD officials staged a groundbreaking ceremony here for Cypress Village Elementary School on Wednesday morning, marking the occasion with a modest reception that featured remarks by Board of Education President Dr. Gavin Huntley-Fenner and Superintendent Terry Walker.
For years, Cox Communications subscribers in Irvine have been able to watch live Board of Education meetings, check out some original IUSD programming and view informational slides by tuning in to the district’s cable station on channel 39.
BY TERRY L. WALKER, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS The most sweeping educational reform of the nation’s public schools is on its way, and it happens to align nicely with the direction the Irvine Unified School District is already heading.
It was one small shipment to Westpark Elementary School, and one giant leap for Westpark's science program. Earlier this month, science specialist Vicky Anthony took delivery of a half-dozen priceless moon rocks from NASA to conduct a series of science lessons that were -- sure, we’ll say it -- out of this world.
At the request of IUSD’s Board of Education, a pair of consultants teamed up at this week's school board meeting to discuss options for generating new revenue for 21st century learning through a technology bond.