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VIDEO: Virtual forum addresses challenges, progress and work ahead for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across OC
May 26 , 2022
“I remember in first grade when I would not write my last name. I would not tell anyone that I was Vietnamese because I was ashamed of being from that background.” Dr. Tu-Uyen Nguyen, associate professor, California State University, Fullerton These were some of the words Dr. Tu-Uyen Nguyen, an associate professor in the Asian American studies department at California State University, Fullerton, shared during the 2022 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month virtual forum on May 24. As […]
Brea Olinda Unified School District names new superintendent
May 25 , 2022
The Brea Olinda Unified School District has found its next superintendent in deputy Superintendent and Chief Human Resource Officer Brinda Leon. The BOUSD educator will be moving into her new role as district superintendent, pending approval by the Board of Education on June 9. “I look forward to working collaboratively with the school board, staff, parents, and community to continue building an exceptional educational program while forging innovative partnerships to enhance opportunities for students,” Leon shared. “I’m committed to ensuring […]
County Superintendent Mijares issues statement on Texas school shooting
May 24 , 2022
Orange County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares on Tuesday issued the following statement on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Today, an unspeakable tragedy occurred at an elementary school in the city of Uvalde, Texas. Far too often, we have seen horrific scenes like this play out, with places like Newtown, Parkland and Columbine High etched into our collective consciousness. Now, once again, we are left to try to make sense of a senseless act, one that cut short […]
Famed artist from Mexico paints mural alongside Westminster High School students
It took visual art teacher Daina Anderson four years to get renowned artist Farid Rueda to travel to California and spend a week with her students at Westminster High School. The first time Anderson extended an invitation to Rueda was over social media, but the artist didn’t have a visa that would allow him to come to the United States from his home in Cancun, Mexico. Then, the global pandemic happened. For the past several years, Anderson has invited international […]