It’s Friday, Jan. 22, and the OCDE Newsroom has got a new batch of education headlines for the week. Click through to catch up on stories you might have missed.
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
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.
The National Family Partnership has announced the winners of the 2015 National Red Ribbon Photo Contest, and two schools are from Orange County -- Brea Country Hills Elementary School in the Brea-Olinda Unified School District and Charles G. Emery Elementary School in the Buena Park School District. [...]
The percentage of Orange County students who met the Healthy Fitness Zone performance targets in all six areas decreased slightly, according to the 2014-15 California Physical Fitness Test results released on Friday. [...]
As the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, the Red Ribbon campaign highlights the critical role we all play to help young people avoid controlled substances. Its signature event, Red Ribbon Week, will run from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31. This year's theme is "Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free." [...]
The Orange County Department of Education was among a number of workplaces across the state to take part in the Great California ShakeOut this week. [...]
At 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 15, millions of Californians are expected to drop, cover and hold on during the Great California ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill in the state. All K-12 schools and districts in Orange County are encouraged to participate in the exercise, responding just as they would during an actual seismic event. [...]
‘The Water Effect,’ kicking off Oct. 10, urges high school students to be part of conservation solutions
Inside the Outdoors and The Ecology Center are launching a new high school program that aims to raise awareness about water conservation and inspire students to develop creative solutions with their peers. [...]
According to the National Center on Family Homelessness, California has the third highest rate of homeless children in the country. In Orange County alone, school districts have identified 32,510 children and youth who do not have permanent homes. [...]