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OCDE has produced a brief video that explains what county offices of education do and how they support school systems, students and families throughout the state.
University High’s legal eagles soar to victory in OC Mock Trial, set sights on state finals
February 19 , 2024
There’s no appealing this courtroom ruling. Showcasing their legal acumen and public speaking skills, students from University High School in Irvine have won the Orange County Mock Trial competition and will participate in next month’s California Mock Trial Finals. The countywide event, which ran from November through February, saw participation from 47 local high school teams and more than 1,000 students. The state finals are scheduled to take place in Los Angeles from March 22 through March 24. This year’s […]
Weekly roundup: Local arts educators share career pathways with families, Woodbridge students earn seventh decathlon title, and more
February 16 , 2024
Regional arts leaders representing 28 school districts, arts organizations, colleges and universities came together on Feb. 9 to give high school students a peek into potential career paths available in the field of arts education. The first-of-its-kind Orange County College and Career Pathways in the Arts event invited families to Saddleback College to meet with experts and learn about workforce opportunities. With the recent passing of Proposition 28 — or the Arts and Music in Schools Funding Guarantee and Accountability […]
WATCH: Westminster High School Celebrates Lunar New Year with celebrity chef Jet Tila
February 15 , 2024
On Feb. 8, Westminster High School in the Huntington Beach Union High School District hosted a vibrant Tết Festival to celebrate the Lunar New Year, featuring celebrity chef Jet Tila from the Food Network. Chef Tila engaged students with stories from his life and career. And he demonstrated the delicate art of making dumplings, which were served to students as they watched performances during their lunch break. Tila also promoted “Global Eats,” a national initiative he co-created with other international […]
Creative Edge Lecture series will spotlight best-selling author and exhibition designer
Nina Simon, a best-selling author and former museum director, will grace the stage of the Irvine Barclay Theater on March 5 to invoke thoughtful dialogue around the intersection of arts and education through a live, in-person talk hosted by Arts Orange County. With a roster that features national poet laureates and renowned artists, the Creative Edge Lecture series has invited distinguished leaders in the arts to share their knowledge and help inspire local educators, community members, artists and business leaders […]