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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.​

Orange County Public Schools Directory

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​​​Understanding Health Education in California

​The California Board of Education recently approved a new Health Education Framework for public schools, providing optional guidance for K-12 teachers based on the state’s health education standards.

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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Poet Laureate to speak in OC as part of Creative Edge Lecture series

Poet Laureate to speak in OC as part of Creative Edge Lecture series

October 16 , 2019

Author and performer Joy Harjo, who was recently named the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States, has been announced as the featured speaker at the 11th annual Creative Edge Lecture, which will take place in February. Hosted by Arts Orange County in association with OCDE and Fourth District PTA, the Creative Edge Lecture series […]

OCDE nets $500,000 state grant for tobacco prevention efforts

OCDE nets $500,000 state grant for tobacco prevention efforts

October 15 , 2019

OCDE recently received more than $500,000 in state funding to help keep vaping devices, cigarettes and other tobacco products out of the hands of students. As part of the California Department of Justice’s Tobacco Grant Program, grants were presented this month to 76 local agencies to support the enforcement of state and local laws prohibiting […]

Fifth annual OC Pathways Showcase to strengthen partnerships between educators, industry leaders

Fifth annual OC Pathways Showcase to strengthen partnerships between educators, industry leaders

October 14 , 2019

Orange County businesses will learn how they can help equip students for careers transformed by automation, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies at the fifth annual OC Pathways Showcase. Since 2014, the OCDE-led initiative known as OC Pathways has connected educators with industry leaders to create coordinated career paths and work-based learning opportunities for students. […]

Weekly roundup: Climate change awareness campaigns spread across schools, OC test scores steadily improve, and more

Weekly roundup: Climate change awareness campaigns spread across schools, OC test scores steadily improve, and more

October 11 , 2019

As young people across the globe increase efforts to raise awareness about climate change, more and more school boards, PTAs and other education groups across California have taken proactive steps to tackle the issue in their own communities. EdSource this week chronicled the growth of climate change activism throughout California’s school communities. As EdSource reported, […]