The Orange County Department of Education has been awarded $30 million in state funding to assist schools and districts throughout California with the implementation of a proven framework of supports to address... Read More
Graduation rates for Orange County and the rest of California are up for the sixth year in a row, according to figures released this week by the state Department of Education. In fact, of the OC students who s... Read More
More than 4.5 million AP Spanish Language and Culture tests are taken annually across the globe, and among this school year's test-takers are two Orange County students who both earned perfect scores. Noeli ... Read More
High school students who take the SAT this year will face a very different test than those who came before them. But OCDE is here to help. The new SAT made its debut in March and impacts students in the cla... Read More
This week, Lydia Romero-Cruz Elementary School in Santa Ana became the latest Orange County campus to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its brand new Fit Kid Center. As we’ve previously reported here, Fit K... Read More
California students posted a 97 percent participation rate on this year’s statewide English and math assessments, education officials announced Tuesday. And the numbers were just as strong locally.
Guess what? It's Friday again, and we've got a week's worth of education headlines from Orange County and beyond. Click through to catch up on stories you might have missed.
In an attempt to limit the amount of student testing, the U.S. Department of Education has released a “Testing Action Plan” that calls for a limit to the amount of time students spend on standardized tests — specifically, no more than 2 percent of classroom time in a school year. [...]
Dr. Al Mijares, Orange County's superintendent of schools, has released a brand new report assessing OCDE's progress toward meeting its eight strategic goals. "Measuring Up: Strategic Priorities and Key Performance Indicators” offers a user-friendly snapshot of how the department's programs and services are performing while tracking the achievement of Orange County students overall. Click through to view the report and learn more.
Last week, we reported on the passage of legislation that effectively suspended the California High School Exit Exam — and the requirement that students pass it as a condition of graduation — through the 2017-18 school years. Although the law won’t take effect until Jan. 1, we’re here to provide answers to some frequently asked questions. [...]