U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools, and Middle College High in the Santa Ana Unified School District was among 29 public schools in California to win the coveted award. In addition, New Horizon School in Irvine was one of the California private schools recognized. [...]
Earlier this month, we shared the news that Orange County students posted higher average scores than the rest of California on new English and math assessments. Well, it looks like one O.C. district has posted the highest math scores of all large districts in the state -- and the second highest English scores. [...]
Back in April, we helped spread the call for nominations for the Innovation in Education Awards presented by Project Tomorrow and the OC Tech Alliance. The nine finalists who are now in the running for the awards were announced today. [...]
Of the seven California entries to earn medals at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in Maryland, no fewer than three were from schools in Orange County. Click through to see which schools produced this year's top NHD submissions.
Thanks to a partnership with the Angels Baseball Foundation and Orange County Advancement Via Individual Determination, six middle school AVID students who earned the honorable title of “Angels Scholars” were recognized at Monday’s Angels baseball game and walked away with a $10,000 college scholarship and a Toshiba laptop. [...]
Back on May 20, county Superintendent Dr. Al Mijares surprised five local educators with the news that they’re the Orange County Teachers of the Year for 2016. Along with OCDE staff, media and sponsors, we were on hand at each stop with our cameras rolling. Click through to watch a brief video featuring this year's honorees.
Two Friday Night Live chapters and one advisor were honored at the Orange County Friday Night Live Partnership’s Chapter Recognition Event at Chapman University on May 29 for their outstanding efforts to promote youth development and carry out prevention projects in their schools and communities. [...]
Travis Ranch School in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District has been named the Western Region winner in the national KidSmartz Safety Dance Video Contest for their creative video aimed at empowering elementary school students to practice safe behaviors and learn abduction prevention skills. [...]
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. [...]
Today, we’re following along as the Orange County Department of Education announces the county’s five Teachers of the Year for 2016. We now bring you the next teacher honored this morning, Janis Leach. [...]