State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has released a list of the Gold Ribbon Schools for 2016, and nearly 20 percent of them are from Orange County. In all, 722 California schools earned the... Read More
Imagine expanding a bustling freeway from two lanes to 20. That's essentially what just happened to OCDE’s internet highway, which just improved by the power of 10. Yes, that’s right, OCDE has established... Read More
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The weekly roundup of this week's top education stories is here: How's this for ambitious? The Orange County Department of Education will embark on a new campaign encouraging students, educators and communi... Read More
Professionals perform at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts every day, but recently a group of Orange County elementary school students became the stars on that stage. The Disney Musicals in Schools program ... Read More
A federal district court has ordered the California Department of Education to disclose personal student information – including documents and data dating back to 2008 – to plaintiffs who initiated a ... Read More
Kirstie Suarez’s family moved several times when she was in high school, bouncing between California, North Carolina and Florida before Suarez took her final classes at Saddleback High School in Santa Ana. S... Read More
A waste-reduction partnership between the Orange County Department of Education's Inside the Outdoors program and OC Waste & Recycling has received the state’s highest environmental honor. On the heels of ... Read More
A new year is upon us, and that means all sorts of new state laws go into effect. Here at the OCDE Newsroom, we’ve been specifically tracking a handful of educational bills that are expected to have an impact on Orange County students and schools. Click through to see what's changing.
A waste-reduction partnership between OCDE’s Inside the Outdoors program and OC Waste & Recycling has earned the California School Boards Association's highly regarded Golden Bell Award. Project Zero Waste is a service-learning program that has provided hands-on environmental science instruction to more than 325,000 students since its launch in 2009. [...]
"The Hour of Code offers a global introduction to computer science with one simple call to action," writes Orange County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares. "It asks every single student and as many adults as possible to write code for one hour during the week of Dec. 7." In his latest column for the OCDE Newsroom, Dr. Mijares explains how a campaign that makes it easy to write code is demystifying the field of computer science.