Education

Brand New Recycling Center at Orange Coast College

There’s something new on the Costa Mesa campus of Orange Coast College this semester: a $7.5 Million dollar recycling center. The new center quadruples the space of the old center, up to 5 acres from just one. This move helps to expand a local recycling program that has been wildly successful and in operation for nearly half a century. More than a larger building, though, this new facility may very well help OCC expand on their programs in regard to what materials they are able to accept, pay locals for, and perhaps reduce the frequency with which the facility will need to ship out materials to be recycled. Learn more: http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-occ-recycling-20170914-story.html

 

The new facility boasts a number of other upgrades, as well; shower facilities that will encourage employees to bicycle to work, classrooms, offices, conference rooms, and a first aid room. The cherry on top of the facility is that it makes use of all kinds of green energy sources like solar panels and LED lighting to reduce electricity consumption. OCC is going to peruse appropriate certifications for the building immediately.

 

Orange Coast College is the largest community college in Orange County, California with a total enrollment for Fall 2016 of approximately 25,000 students. The campus covers a total area of over 160 acres, and several different centers provide many different services to the residents of Orange County. Like many other community colleges in the United States, it was established after the Second World War using decommissioned armed services bases, and several of the military structures were re-used. Generally, OCC offers education in trades, remedial and transferable coursework, and a low-cost prerequisite coursework option for students to go on to a four year university at a reasonable cost.

 

OCC was recently in the news over a suspension of Caleb O’Neil, a student who recorded a lecture that criticized the President and Vice President’s election as an act of Terrorism. OCC suspended O’Neil for a semester over the recording, but after an large public outcry, the suspension was reversed. The Professor in question would go on to win the Faculty of the Year award for 2017.

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Rocketship Education: Scaling the Heights of Education

Education is a universal language that transverses race, culture, and physical boundaries. In as much as this is true, the quality of education varies from one school and education system to another. One institution that is committed to ensuring that its education system is the best in the whole world is Rocketship United Academy.

At Rocketship Academy, education is carried out with utmost discipline and dedication to excellence. This institution strongly believes in the culture of gratitude. Gratitude resides within every member of the institution right from the teachers, staff, and the students. In addition to this virtue, the school has five more virtues of which four of these attributes are picked the school management while the parent picks the fifth virtue. The four virtues picked by the institution are; empathy, responsibility, persistence, and respect. To say the least, Rocketeers live, eat, and sleep these values. Doing this has helped the scholars grow and thrive peacefully within their communities even exceeding the expectations bestowed upon them by the community.

To encourage parents’ participation in school activities, Rocketship Academy has reserved the fifth core value choice to parents and teachers. The core value, however, needs to be a representation of the school’s mission and values. Ideally, the virtue can be anything positive in nature from bravery to service in the community. This is not the only way that parents are involved in school activities. Since the teachers who are involved in teaching students play a major role in the kids’ lives, Rocketship through its 13 schools has allowed parents have a say in the recruitment of teachers. In this school system, parents have a say on the teacher that gets to teach their children.

The choice of school for your children is very important to their growth and development. Without any reasonable doubt, Rocketship Academy is one of the perfect choices for a school. In addition to excellent results, the school has capacities of bringing out the best in every student. Although there are limited opportunities available for everybody to benefit from the school, Rocketship Academy is worth trying out.