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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.
Weekly roundup: The power of esports in schools, reversing reopening plans, and more
September 18 , 2020
Need some convincing about the power of esports in schools? In a recent article authored for District Administration, OCDE Executive Director of Educational Services Tom Turner explains how esports is connecting students through inclusive social-emotional instruction that translates into valuable opportunities for personal growth. Turner said that through the work of the North America Scholastic […]
VIDEO: OCDE breaks ground on new campus for ACCESS students
Just off the 91 Freeway in Anaheim lies an expansive field of dirt and rocks once owned by Carl Karcher Enterprises, the parent company of Carl’s Jr. But it’s not hard to imagine the future home of a state-of-the-art learning environment that will serve students enrolled in OCDE’s alternative education program. The Orange County […]
COVID-19 update: Health officials want you to get a flu shot, too
September 17 , 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 2:45 p.m. on Sept. 17, 2020 OC health officials launch […]
3 things to know about COVID-19 testing for students and school employees
Did you know there are more than 50 COVID-19 testing sites up and running in Orange County, and that educators can get tested for free, even if they’re asymptomatic? As a number of schools across Orange County finalize their plans to welcome back students, we recently checked in with the Orange County Health Care Agency […]