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Three-day Safe Schools Conference features 48 workshops focusing on trends and best practices

More than local 500 educators, school workers and law enforcement representatives will gather in Costa Mesa this week to address critical school safety and security issues during the sixth annual Safe Schools Conference. Presented by former state Secretary of Education Dave Long in collaboration with the Orange County Department of Education and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the three-day conference will be held Wednesday through Friday at the Hilton Orange County. [...]
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‘Return-to-Learn’ post-concussion training for OC schools coming in August

Each year, thousands of children sustain concussions, but the path to recovery doesn’t always end after the initial treatment. For students returning to school after a traumatic brain injury, the experience of learning and engaging in academic activities that require concentration may actually cause concussion symptoms to reappear – or worsen. [...]
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OCDE conference to feature education experts Michael Fullan and Trevor Packer

Closing the rigor gap, increasing graduation rates, reducing college remediation and fortifying the American workforce will be the focus of a special conference for Orange County educators next month. Hosted by the Orange County Department of Education and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares, “Equipping an Emerging Generation” will feature presentations by renowned academic experts Michael Fullan and Trevor Packer. The conference will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. [...]
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Daylong conference for administrators will focus on multi-tiered system of supports for students

Orange County administrators and other educational leaders are invited to attend a conference on Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, or MTSS, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15. You might not have heard of MTSS, but the term is becoming more familiar among educators throughout the state. Essentially, it’s a comprehensive framework that schools are using to address each student’s academic, behavioral and social-emotional needs, and it relies on staff collaboration and data-driven decision-making. [...]
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Human Trafficking Summit at OCDE draws nearly 200 educators and school-based professionals

OCDE, in partnership with the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force and Vanguard University, hosted a Human Trafficking Summit for nearly 200 educators and school-based professionals on Jan. 29 at the department’s headquarters in Costa Mesa. The summit’s objective was to teach those working at the frontlines of education about human trafficking, how to identify it and how to report suspicious activities. Experts say that could be the difference in saving a life. [...]