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Attendance Awareness Month launches in September

All schools in Orange County will be back in session in September, making it a great time to emphasize the importance of not missing school. It is critical that schools intervene early to identify and address the issues that contribute to chronic absenteeism. [...]
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The 20 fees public schools can legally charge

New school registration is underway throughout Orange County, and students and parents may be asked to pay some fees. In an effort to clarify what fees schools can and cannot charge and how schools can be complaint with the law, we consulted with our Orange County Department of Education legal counsel. [...]
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California Department of Education develops drought response best practices for schools

California is now in its fourth straight year of below average rainfall and this past winter was one of the warmest on record. The snow pack in the Sierra Nevada has a water content of only five percent of the historic average, the lowest since 1950. This has placed California firmly in one of the worst droughts in the state's recorded history. Everyone, including schools, are encouraged to do their part to conserve water. [...]
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Travis Ranch School wins $10,000 in national safety video competition (video)

Travis Ranch School in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District has been named the Western Region winner in the national KidSmartz Safety Dance Video Contest for their creative video aimed at empowering elementary school students to practice safe behaviors and learn abduction prevention skills. [...]
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Education advisor Fullan calls for collaboration and capacity-building at OCDE conference

Education reform expert Michael Fullan was the keynote speaker at OCDE’s “Equipping an Emerging Generation” conference, which drew more than 400 educators and business leaders to the Hyatt Regency Orange County. Hosted by County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares, the event also featured Trevor Packer, senior vice president for the College Board. [...]
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Education buzzwords and acronyms every parent should know

Every field has its fair share of jargon, but education seems to take it to a new level. Buzzwords are used frequently in the learning community and it's important to keep up with the lingo -- especially if you're a parent navigating through the ever-changing educational landscape. Test your knowledge of school terminology with these common buzzwords used in education today. [...]