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Here’s a look at California’s new education laws for 2016

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.
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Two Orange County schools win National Red Ribbon Photo Contest

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. [...]
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Get ready for the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill on Oct. 15

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. [...]