Fermin Leal serves as a communications specialist for Orange County Department of Education's Communications and Media Services Department where he works to highlight news and successful education initiatives at OCDE and at public schools across Orange County.
Before joining OCDE, Fermin worked as an education journalist for 15 years, most recently at the nonprofit education news site EdSource. Prior to that, he worked for the Orange County Register. In this role, he wrote features and news articles about career and college readiness, the state’s implementation of the Common Core and Smarter Balanced exams and challenges facing students in higher education.
Twenty-nine Orange County middle and high schools were named Tuesday as 2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools, the state’s top honor for individual campuses.
The state Department of Education created the award... Read More
Rick Jameson has gone from running a middle school to running a hot dog stand in the span of a few months.
Jameson retired as principal of Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School at the end of last school... Read More