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​​Combating Human Trafficking

Ensure Justice 2019, a two-day conference hosted by Vanguard University in partnership with OCDE, brought together national experts to examine the paths of exploitation that can lead to human trafficking. Learn more about local efforts to lead with awareness. 

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Strategic Plan 2016-19

OCDE’s vision that Orange County students will lead the nation in college and career readiness and success is outlined, along with eight strategic priorities and key performance indicators.​

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​​​Understanding the California Healthy Youth Act

​This state legislation was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown and took effect on Jan. 1, 2016. Here’s a list of common questions and answers, courtesy of the California Department of Education.

Professional Learning Opportunities

​OCDE supports student achievement through high-quality training opportunities for teachers, administrators and support staff.

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​Educational options in Orange County include high quality charter schools that emphasize rigorous academic standards, innovative programs and responsible business practices.

Local Control and Accountability Plans

​As part of California’s new funding formula, school districts, county offices and charter schools are required to annually update Local Control and Accountability Pl​​ans, or LCAPs.

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Mijares: Classified school employees lay the foundation for teaching and learning

Mijares: Classified school employees lay the foundation for teaching and learning

May 19 , 2019

They run our school offices and keep our campuses clean. They serve up healthy meals, support educational technologies, provide one-on-one instruction, and so much more. I’m referring, of course, to our dedicated classified employees, who profoundly impact the daily operations and cultures of our public schools. The term “classified” refers to a broad category of […]

Weekly roundup: Students use solar power in competition, governor’s budget seeks tech upgrades, and more

Weekly roundup: Students use solar power in competition, governor’s budget seeks tech upgrades, and more

May 17 , 2019

Students from four Orange County high school teams will compete in the 2019 Solar Cup this weekend at Lake Skinner in Winchester. The Orange County Register featured this week how the teams from Anaheim High School, Costa Mesa High School, Oxford Academy in Cypress and Magnolia High School in Anaheim are among three dozen high school […]

What is the California health education framework? Here’s your two-minute primer

What is the California health education framework? Here’s your two-minute primer

May 16 , 2019

Last week, the State Board of Education approved a new Health Education Framework for public schools, providing optional guidance for K-12 teachers based on California’s health education standards. So what exactly is a framework, how does it differ from the standards, and how does the California Healthy Youth Act fit into the equation? Here’s your two-minute […]

7 outstanding PAL programs and advisors honored for innovative practices

7 outstanding PAL programs and advisors honored for innovative practices

May 16 , 2019

Five school-level Peer Assistance Leadership programs, or PAL, and two advisors were honored by the Orange County Department of Education for working to create  and enhance youth engagement in campuses and communities. The PAL program is known for the development of youth leaders who outreach on school campuses through new student transition, conflict management, peer […]