Script are not enabled
Department of Education
Orange County students will lead the nation in college and
career readiness and success.
The Orange County Department of Education has partnered with the City of Westminster to present this virtual groundbreaking of a new park and monument honoring the legacy of the historic Mendez v. Westminster case, which famously led to the desegregation of California’s public schools.
Local fires prompt school closures, widespread evacuations in Irvine
October 26 , 2020
Updated at 3:40 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2020 Blue Ridge Fire near Yorba Linda prompts school evacuation An additional fire in the Yorba Linda area has prompted evacuations. The Blue Ridge Fire was initially burning in the area of Green River Road near the Green River Golf course and the 91 Freeway, but has now […]
Health Care Agency launches mask messaging contest for students
The OC Health Care Agency is inviting elementary, middle and high schoolers to submit creative mask designs, essays and social media content as part of its Mask Message Contest. The contest, which launched Thursday, is billed as an independent learning project to help public and private school students become better informed about face coverings and […]
OCDE’s alternative ed division focuses on empowering students, families during day of professional development
October 23 , 2020
More than 350 educators and administrators from OCDE’s alternative education program, otherwise known as ACCESS, took part Friday in a day of professional learning focused on strategies for empowering students, families and staff in the COVID-19 era. Reflecting the extraordinary changes and challenges brought on by the pandemic, the “ACCESS All Staff 2020” event enabled […]
Weekly roundup: Student filmmakers honored for promoting social justice, revised school reopening timelines, and more
Two local students from Orange County recently received top honors in the Directing Change Program and Film Contest. As part of a new “Hope & Justice” category, student filmmakers were tasked with producing 60-second films on the topic of “What this election means to me.” Directing Change is part of Each Mind Matters: California’s Mental […]