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​​Multilingual Education in Orange County

In this video, Orange County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares discusses the benefits of multilingual education and its correlation to college and career success.​
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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.​

Orange County Public Schools Directory

View the online version, or contact Media Services for a printed version.​


​​​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.
 

State Standards for English and Math

​California’s standards for English and math were designed to reflect the knowledge and skills students will need to be successful in college and beyond. 
 

Charter Schools

​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.
 

Public Notices

​The following public notices are posted for informational purposes for Orange County community members.​​


 
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​Check out the latest events, workshops, trainings and activities coming up at OCDE.


California educators, law enforcement reps gather in OC for school safety conference

California educators, law enforcement reps gather in OC for school safety conference

July 19 , 2018

More than 600 educators, school workers and law enforcement representatives have convened in Orange County this week to collaborate and share best practices on critical school safety topics, including bullying, mental health and campus violence. The ninth annual Safe Schools Conference, featuring more than 50 separate workshops, began Wednesday and continues through Friday at Delta Hotels […]

Q&A: OCDE’s retiring legal chief reflects on a career serving public schools

Q&A: OCDE’s retiring legal chief reflects on a career serving public schools

July 18 , 2018

For more than 35 years, Ron Wenkart has been the go-to legal expert for local schools and districts, but his reputation extends far beyond Orange County. As OCDE’s general counsel — a position he’s held since 1984 — he has long been considered among California’s sharpest minds on education law. Not only is he regularly consulted by […]

Mijares: Time spent in the great outdoors correlates with improved health, academic performance

Mijares: Time spent in the great outdoors correlates with improved health, academic performance

July 16 , 2018

Outside the urban glare of Los Angeles, we found a night sky packed with stars and a still silence interrupted only by the wind’s whisper and the chatter of crickets and frogs. It was different, yet familiar. My father packed little more than a kerosene lamp, a small tent and some fishing gear for those […]

Summer vacation ends for hundreds of students at three OC schools

Summer vacation ends for hundreds of students at three OC schools

July 13 , 2018

While scores of students across Orange County are hitting the beach, traveling on summer trips, or just sleeping through the morning, hundreds of students at three Anaheim Elementary School District schools were the firsts this week to start the new 2018-19 school year. Students at Edison, Mann and Ponderosa Elementary started classes Tuesday. These schools […]