PTA's adult-education arm welcomed more than 70 parents and educators last week for its inaugural meeting at the Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course. There was a feeling of excitement and change in the air due to the new venue, and the speakers continued the theme.
Supt. Sherine Smith and Assistant Supt. Nancy Hubbell announced the very exciting news about the Laguna Beach Unified School District's Academic Performance Index (API), which hit 904 this past year in a system where anything over 800 is considered excellent. This represents a 7% increase over the past five years.
As we move into the 21st century with such a strong showing, LBUSD is also moving toward adopting "Common Core Standards." Education in our country has been described as "a mile wide and an inch deep," where standards are unclear and curricula not rigorous.