Beginning tomorrow and continuing the following Saturday, high school teams from throughout the county will convene for the 49th annual Orange County Academic Decathlon. We've got that and more in this week's r... Read More
Three students from OCDE’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Venado Middle School in Irvine have advanced to the final four in the national “Battle of the Books” reading competition sponsored by Gallaudet Uni... Read More
A few years ago, Shalin Shah watched a documentary that featured Nepali eye surgeon Sanduk Ruit, who had traveled to North Korea to perform surgery on thousands of cataract patients living in poverty. “The i... Read More
Connect, interact and explore the Orange County Department of Education at the inaugural OCDE Services Showcase
Local educators, businesses and community partners will get a chance to learn more about the programs and services offered by the Orange County Department of Education during the first-ever OCDE Services Showca... Read More
These tiny works of art may have come from equally tiny hands. But each required a big artistic vision and a thoughtful process. This summer, students enrolled in OCDE’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing program wor... Read More
The artistic accomplishments of individuals with disabilities took center stage during the 40th annual VSA Festival on Saturday, April 30. "The mall was just bustling with people who were really celebrating ... Read More
Guess what? It's Friday again, and we've got a week's worth of education headlines from Orange County and beyond. Click through to catch up on stories you might have missed.
Dr. Al Mijares, Orange County's superintendent of schools, has released a brand new report assessing OCDE's progress toward meeting its eight strategic goals. "Measuring Up: Strategic Priorities and Key Performance Indicators” offers a user-friendly snapshot of how the department's programs and services are performing while tracking the achievement of Orange County students overall. Click through to view the report and learn more.
Anaheim district is first to make OCDE’s Inside the Outdoors program available to all students (video)
Marking a first for Orange County, the Anaheim City School District is giving every one of its students the opportunity to receive quality outdoor science education through OCDE’s long-running Inside the Outdoors program. You read that right -- every student at every grade level. For Anaheim City, that means approximately 20,000 kids in transitional kindergarten through grade six will receive hands-on lessons covering science and nature. [...]
Brendan Stern, a former student of OCDE’s Regional Deaf and Hard of Hearing program and a graduate of University High School in Irvine, recently resigned as head basketball coach at Washington, D.C.-based Gallaudet University -- but for a very good reason: He’s accepted a tenure-track position with Gallaudet’s Department of Government and Public Affairs. We reached out to Stern, 32, to talk about his work at Gallaudet, as well as his early days as an OC student.