Script are not enabled
Department of Education
Orange County students will lead the nation in college and
career readiness and success.
Six educators who enlightened, encouraged and uplifted students during one of the most challenging years in memory recently learned they’re the 2022 Orange County Teachers of the Year. Watch our video recap of this year’s announcements.
On National School Nurse Day, here are 4 things you might not know about school nurses
May 12 , 2021
Each year, National Nurses Week is recognized from May 6 through May 12, which, not coincidentally, is the birthday of Florence Nightingale. And the Wednesday within that week is annually celebrated as National School Nurse Day to honor the contributions of professional nurses in educational settings. School nursing is, in fact, its own specialized practice […]
Outstanding arts educators to be honored at annual OCMAA awards ceremony
May 11 , 2021
More than two dozen teachers and administrators who oversee instrumental, vocal, theater, dance and visual arts programs will be honored during an upcoming ceremony for making a difference in the lives of Orange County students through arts education. The virtual Orange County Music and Arts Administrators — or OCMAA — Awards will take place at […]
VIDEO: Summer at the Center arts program adapts to a virtual format
May 10 , 2021
For nearly 30 years, OCDE has partnered with Segerstrom Center for the Arts to give students enrolled in the department’s alternative education programs a chance to participate in music, dance and acting under the direction of arts professionals. More than 900 students have participated in the annual Summer at the Center program, which is designed […]
OCDE students reflect on sacrifice, gratitude in Memorial Day essay contest
When he was younger, Vincent Wilson would spend Memorial Day listening to stories from his great-grandfather and his great-uncle about their World War II service. Years later, the day would be spent in remembrance of them. Wilson, who penned a personal reflection on the holiday dedicated to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, […]