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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.

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.

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OCDE program combines mindfulness and yoga to improve students’ physical and mental health

OCDE program combines mindfulness and yoga to improve students’ physical and mental health

April 18 , 2019

According to the most recent Orange County Conditions of Children report, 1 in 4 students feels chronically sad or hopeless, and many say they’re stressed and anxious while at school. To build resilience among youth, and to help students understand the sources and physiology of stress, OCDE has introduced a new program that combines mindfulness, […]

NAMM Foundation lists 4 OC districts among the best for music education

NAMM Foundation lists 4 OC districts among the best for music education

April 17 , 2019

Four Orange County districts have been recognized among the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation, which also presented awards to three local campuses. Now in its 20th year, the national awards program annually spotlights districts and schools that prioritize high-quality music education, as well as student access. The Anaheim Elementary School District, […]

Student projects to address real-world needs at ocMaker Challenge

Student projects to address real-world needs at ocMaker Challenge

April 16 , 2019

Students from across Orange County will exhibit more than 200 STEM-based designs demonstrating creativity and innovation at next month’s ocMaker Challenge. Free and open to the public, the event will feature projects aimed at solving real-world problems or needs — all built by teams from local middle and high schools. Exhibits will be publicly showcased and […]

Civic Learning Partnership seeks to expand students’ Constitutional knowledge, civic engagement

Civic Learning Partnership seeks to expand students’ Constitutional knowledge, civic engagement

April 15 , 2019

Joshua Suh of Cypress High School talked about studying the effects of eutrophication on waterways as part of a civic learning project in his AP government class. Rose Chhabria, who attends Brywood Elementary School in Irvine, referenced her research on a California senator. And Jasmine Chhabria of Northwood High reprised her award-winning National History Day presentation […]