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Briefly in Education

March 19, 2014

Students to host innovative-thinking event

Fountain Valley students are putting on their second TEDx event at 7 p.m. Friday at The Center at Founder's Village.

The event is based on the biannual Ted Conference, which invites the world's leading thinkers to speak on a variety of topics, according to its website.

TEDx events are locally and independently organized discussions based on the conference. At the Fountain Valley event, speakers will range from local business owners to high school students. The intent is to spur discussion of new concepts.

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Tickets are $7 or $10 at the door. They can be purchased at the high school or at the venue. For more information, visit http://www.tedxfountainvalleyhighschool.com or email tedxfvhs@gmail.com.

The Center at Founder's Village is at 17967 Bushard St.

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Educational grant applications accepted

The Sunset Beach Women's Club is accepting applications for student educational grants.

Applicants should be residents of the Sunset Beach, Surfside or Huntington Harbour communities who plan to attend college, a trade or technical school or a career enhancement program. Students with a 3.0 grade point average or better will be given priority. Applications are due April 4.

For information, call (562) 754-5439.

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F.V. school recognized

All 10 of the schools in the Fountain Valley School District were named to the California Business for Education Excellence's 2013 honor roll.

This is the second year in a row that all of the district's schools received the honor, according to a news release.

"It is great to be batting '1000' for the second year in a row," Supt. Marc Ecker said in a news release. "It is great to have an independent California business entity confirm what we already knew — that every one of our schools is simply outstanding."

California Business for Education Excellence acts as a voice for California business leaders committed to improving public education and helping to ensure college readiness and success, according to the release. Through the honor roll program, it recognizes higher performing schools in the state.

"Having high standards, effective school leadership, and staying focused on student academic achievement has paid off for these honor roll schools," said Lee Blitch, the group's chairman. "These schools are an inspiration."

The schools named in the 2013 and 2012 CBEE honor roll are Newland, Oka, Courreges, Cox, Gisler, Plaven and Tamura elementary schools as well as Talbert, Fulton and Masuda middle schools.

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Mattress fundraiser for music

The Marina High School band is holding a mattress sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

A variety of styles of mattresses that are brand new and include factory warranties will be available for prices ranging from $259 to $499.

The showroom is at the school, 15781 Springdale St, Huntington Beach. For more information, call (858) 663-5372

—Alicia Lopez

Twitter: @ALopezCityEd

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