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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.

Public Notices

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

Orange County Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Agendas for upcoming Orange County Board of Education meetings are posted at least 72 hours before each session.​

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, […]

New state test show OC students continue steady growth

New state test show OC students continue steady growth

October 9 , 2019

Orange County’s public school students continued to make steady progress in English language arts and mathematics in the latest round of state tests, according to figures released today. For the fifth consecutive year, local students continued to outpace their peers statewide with a higher percentages of Orange County students meeting or exceeded standards at every […]

OCDE secures $449,000 grant for career and technical education

OCDE secures $449,000 grant for career and technical education

October 8 , 2019

The Orange County Department of Education has been awarded a federal grant of $448,936 to help prepare more students in career and technical education. OCDE received the Innovation & Modernization Grant grant from the U.S Department of Education. The I&M Grant is designed to test new ideas to help prepare students for success in the […]

VIDEO: Costa Mesa High student’s kindness campaign inspires classmates, community

VIDEO: Costa Mesa High student’s kindness campaign inspires classmates, community

October 7 , 2019

Costa Mesa High School student Rebekah Robeck wanted to spread kindness to her school and community. So she started by giving out something most teens would likely not pass up — free pizza. Rebekah began the Let’s Be Kind campaign this year with the goal of bringing her classmates “all together to become the most […]