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Orange County students will lead the nation in college and
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Six local educators learned they were the 2021 Orange County Teachers of the Year the same way many of us are now virtually connecting — through videoconferencing sessions. Watch our video highlighting the big reveals.
COVID-19 update: Orange County mayors team up to ask residents to mask up
September 28 , 2020
OCDE and local school districts continue to track the latest developments related to COVID-19 while following guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the Orange County Health Care Agency. Below is our running digest, with newer stories posted at the top. Updated at 4:12 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2020 Orange County mayors team […]
OC students begin return to in-person learning
Many students from across Orange County headed back to school campuses last week for the first time in over six months after the pandemic forced closures in March. Students from the Tustin, Irvine, Fountain Valley and Cypress school districts were among the first in the county to begin opening their school sites last week. This […]
Weekly roundup: NFL star surprises Santa Ana students, school reopenings, promoting tolerance, and more
September 25 , 2020
A Los Angeles Charger dropped by Heroes Elementary School in Santa Ana with a special delivery this week. Isaac Rochell, a defensive end who played in all 16 of the Chargers’ regular season games last year — and both postseason contests — donated T-shirts and school supplies on behalf of his charity, Local Human, to […]
5 elementary schools from OC earn National Blue Ribbon honors
Five elementary schools from Orange County have earned National Blue Ribbon status, considered the nation’s highest educational honor. Ethan B. Allen Elementary School in the Garden Grove Unified School District, Laguna Road Elementary School in the Fullerton School District and Vista Verde Elementary School in the Irvine Unified School District were joined by Costa Mesa’s […]