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How the O.C. High School of the Arts ended up in Santa Ana

Arts School Survives Early Setbacks From: Musings on the Coast, the Laguna Beach Independent By: Michael Ray A high school music teacher named Ralph Opacic founded the Orange County High School of the Arts (OCHSA) in 1987. By the late 1990s, it had some 400 students and was at an excess school site in Los

 
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The Birth of the Discovery Science Center, Part Two

Graceful Endings and Transitions From: Musings on the Coast, the Laguna Beach Independent By: Michael Ray In my last column, I wrote about the founding of the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center (DSC) in Santa Ana. Its founders were my brother Walkie and his wife Janet. A week before the official opening, City Manager Dave

 
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The Birth of the Discovery Science Center

The Birth of the Discovery Science Center From: Musings on the Coast, the Laguna Beach Independent By: Michael Ray Earlier, I described the non-profit Art Spaces Irvine (ASI) and its program to put public art in Irvine, a program eventually killed by then Irvine City Councilwoman Christina Shea. Nevertheless, out of ASI came two seminal

 
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Nicolas Academic Centers host inner city students at a Thanksgiving dinner

For Immediate Release Media Contact, Nicholas Academic Centers: Robert Magnuso, rgm@magnusonandcompany.com; 949-290-9382 Nicholas Academic Centers Celebrate Record Successes at Fourth Annual Thanksgiving Dinner For Inner-City Students Henry T. Nicholas, III, Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido Praise the “NAC Model” Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez Sends Her Support, Plans to Visit the Centers on Dec. 10 SANTA ANA,

 
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Mayor Pulido to speak at groundbreaking at Garfield Elementary on 10/24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2012 Contact: Deidra Powell Chief Communications Officer,  714-558-5555 – Office, 714-673-4995 – Cell CITY OF SANTA ANA AND SANTA ANA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY TO COMMEMORATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW JOINT-USE COMMUNITY CENTER/MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM AND SCHOOL CLASSROOM PROJECT AT GARFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 
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Discovery Science Center launches $62 million capital campaign

Published on October 12, 2012 by in Education, News

Discovery Science Center launches $62 million capital campaign The DSC’s largest fundraising effort to date will expand and enhance the center BY CAITLIN ADAMS, OC METRO Published: October 01, 2012 03:15 PM Santa Ana nonprofit organization and educational destination, the Discovery Science Center on Saturday revealed its $62 million capital fundraising campaign to support an

 
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Rebuilding Santa Ana High School

Published on September 10, 2012 by in Education

Parade Magazine Special Report: Rebuilding America’s Schools Barry Yeoman, August 12, 2012 The average public school in this country is more than 40 years old—and showing its age. Roofs leak, walls are ridden with termites and lead paint, and rooms are chronically overcrowded. PARADE looks at two communities that remade their schools—and the lessons they can teach

 
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New Santa Ana charter school to serve foster, at-risk teens

Published on September 8, 2012 by in Education

Charter school to serve foster, at-risk teens The Orangewood Children’s Foundation is making plans to open a new charter high school for foster and at-risk students, as well as youths who will be drawn to smaller, creative classes. By RON GONZALES / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER SANTA ANA – A year from now, supporters hope, a

 
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SAUSD Academic Scores Continue to Climb on 2012 STAR Measures

Published on September 8, 2012 by in Education, SAUSD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Deidra Powell, Chief Communications Officer, (714) 558-5555 office, (714) 673-4995 mobile SAUSD Academic Scores Continue to Climb on 2012 STAR Measures SANTA ANA, CA – August 31, 2012 — Students in the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) continue their upward trend of improvement on the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) measurements according to

 
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