Instruction and curriculum

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Digital instructional materials are here, but classroom equity rules still apply

As school districts in California continue their transition to new educational standards, they may be purchasing new instructional materials for students, and many are looking at digital materials. While the way instructional materials are delivered may change, what hasn’t changed are the laws that require those materials be distributed equitably – along with the California Constitution’s guarantee of a free public education.[...]
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Mijares: JPL internship exemplifies collaborative efforts to create college and career pathways

A paid summer internship that has eight talented Santa Ana students working with JPL scientists and engineers is "precisely the type of experience that was envisioned when the state Department of Education awarded our own OC Pathways initiative a $15 million grant to expand career pathways for students from kindergarten through college," writes Dr. Al Mijares, Orange County superintendent of schools. Click through to read the superintendent’s latest column.
Michael Fullan

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. [...]
2016 Teacher of the Year Karah Street

2016 Orange County Teacher of the Year: Dr. Karah Street

If you’ve been following the OCDE Newsroom you know that the Orange County Department of Education announced the county’s 2016 Teachers of the Year today. We now bring you the final winner, the community college Teacher of the Year, Dr. Karah Street. [...]