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A short film produced by OCDE’s Communications and Media Services unit follows a class of Adult Transition students at Harbor Learning Center over the course of one day.
Upcoming series of online gaming events seeks to build friendships, promote inclusivity
April 13 , 2021
Orange County high schoolers are invited to build friendships while playing popular games online during a series of upcoming gaming nights. The North America Scholastic Esports Federation is piloting its new Community Game Nights initiative to promote inclusivity and bridge accessibility gaps. Working with OC STEM, OCDE, Special Olympics SoCal, UCI Esports and IVC Esports, […]
Six tips for kindergarten readiness
April 12 , 2021
While the second week in April is dedicated nationally to celebrating the Week of the Young Child, OCDE’s Early Learning team works year-round to provide research-based professional learning opportunities, coaching, technical assistance and educational incentives for Orange County early learning and care programs. The team offers a wide variety of virtual learning trainings to support […]
Weekly roundup: Five OC districts awarded for music education programs; Anaheim Elementary students return to campus; and more
April 9 , 2021
Five Orange County school districts this week were named among the 2021 Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. Anaheim Elementary, Anaheim Union High, Capistrano Unified, Garden Grove Unified and Irvine Unified were among the 19 districts in California — and only four percent of districts nationwide — to receive this prestigious honor […]
Dr. John (Jack) Bedell, former OC Board of Education trustee and longtime professor, dies at 78
Dr. John (Jack) Bedell, a longtime professor who leveraged his signature charm, wit and humor to build relationships and find consensus during his 16 years on the Orange County Board of Education, has died. He was 78. A beloved and highly respected faculty member at Cal State Fullerton for more than 40 years, Bedell served […]