Kirstie Suarez’s family moved several times when she was in high school, bouncing between California, North Carolina and Florida before Suarez took her final classes at Saddleback High School in Santa Ana. S... Read More
As we’ve mentioned here before, education offers more than its share of buzzwords, acronyms and jargon, but some are definitely worth getting to know a little better. MTSS is one. The initials stand for M... Read More
It's that time again. Here's a week's worth of local education stories you might have missed. California’s teacher shortage is likely to worsen, according to a new report that calls for “purposeful steps” t... Read More
Does your child have a star teacher? Or do you work with an educator who is doing extraordinary things in the classroom? Either way, Parenting OC magazine is seeking nominees for its third annual Top Teacher... Read More
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
This March, tech-minded teachers and administrators will once again gather in Palm Springs for the annual CUE National Conference, featuring the latest educational technologies and innovations. But what about those who can’t make it out to Palm Springs? Well, now there’s a way to participate remotely from right here in Orange County. [...]
It's a new year, and we've got brand new headlines. Click through for our weekly roundup of local education stories.
If you’ve ever thought about becoming a teacher, this might be a good time. According to a recent article from EdSource, California is reporting teacher shortages in most subject areas. Such a disclosure might result in increased federal assistance in the form of tuition grants and forgiveness on some student loan debt for those willing to fill the gaps. [...]
OC Pathways, an initiative that's bringing together schools, colleges and businesses to create new career paths in targeted industry sectors, just capped its first year — and it was quite a year. Click through to read the latest column from the desk of Dr. Al Mijares, Orange County's superintendent of schools.
An OCDE librarian with the unique ability to connect with students who are incarcerated through her love of reading and her passion for learning has received the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. Sylvia Cieply, who works at the Otto A. Fischer School within Orange County Juvenile Hall, is one of only 10 librarians in the U.S. to be recognized this year out of 1,300 submissions. [...]