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Orange County students keep their eyes on the road to document distracted driving

This week, Orange County youth involved in the Friday Night Live and Club Live programs took part in a statewide Roadwatch campaign to document distracted driving in their communities. And there was plenty to document. In all, they observed more than 1,400 local distractions, including the use of hand-held devices, eating, drinking, personal grooming, animals on drivers' laps, reaching for items and reading. Click through to read more.
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Local groups to discuss early childhood issues at next month’s ‘Raising of America’ event

A coalition of Orange County organizations serving children and families will host a community conversation next month on early childhood care and education based on the PBS documentary series, “The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation.” OCDE will take part in the event, which will be held from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Brandman University in Irvine. Click through for RSVP details.
Susan Henry, president of the Huntington Beach Union High School District’s Board of Trustees, with an award

OCSBA honors trustees from two Huntington Beach districts with prestigious service awards

Two school board members from districts serving Huntington Beach walked away with awards at this week's Orange County School Boards Association dinner. Susan Henry, president of the Huntington Beach Union High School District’s Board of Trustees, earned the prestigious Marian Bergeson Award, while Celia Jaffe, a former Huntington Beach City School District board member, was named the winner of OCSBA's Maureen DiMarco Award. [...]
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Anaheim district is first to make OCDE’s Inside the Outdoors program available to all students (video)

Marking a first for Orange County, the Anaheim City School District is giving every one of its students the opportunity to receive quality outdoor science education through OCDE’s long-running Inside the Outdoors program. You read that right -- every student at every grade level. For Anaheim City, that means approximately 20,000 kids in transitional kindergarten through grade six will receive hands-on lessons covering science and nature. [...]