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This generation, compared with previous generations at the same age and stage in their lives, is more informed and aware of the world around them — consequently, they are also incredibly self-aware. They have grown up in an era where education about and destigmatization of mental illness is prevalent, and they are often receptive to the advice to talk openly about it. So as the adults in the conversation about mental health, how do we support our youth?

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The latest data shows the percentage of children entering Laguna Beach schools "kindergarten ready" continues to rise. Locally, 65.8 percent of students in the Laguna Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) are entering school ready for kindergarten*, higher than the Orange County rate of 52.9 percent.

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It has been nearly a decade since the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. This article takes a look at the importance of the role that school nutrition services play in the health and well-being of all students. 

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On Thursday, March 12, the LBUSD invites the community to “LBUSD Presents: Dr. Marc Brackett” at the Laguna Beach High School Artists Theatre. The parent education event will feature a keynote presentation from Dr. Marc Brackett, Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and author of “Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive”. 

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The Laguna Beach Early Learning Community Task Force will host a special screening event on Monday, February 10, for No Small Matter, the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for change in America today: early childhood education.  

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The LBUSD Board of Education has transitioned to electronic agenda management system, BoardDocs, to improve the governance process, ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and enhance collaboration. Thursday’s regularly scheduled school board meeting on January 16 at 6 p.m. is the first with an agenda compiled using BoardDocs.

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LBUSD is one of 250 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 10th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. Since 2017, LBUSD has increased the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.

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100%

Student Kindness & Caring Initiative Participation

2X

Gold Ribbon School Award Winner

34K

Parent & Community Hours Donated Last Year Alone

1:1

Student to Device Ratio K-5