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The Orange County Department of Education has partnered with the City of Westminster to present this virtual groundbreaking of a new park and monument honoring the legacy of the historic Mendez v. Westminster case, which famously led to the desegregation of California’s public schools.
Red Ribbon Week: A DEA agent’s sacrifice leads to an enduring symbol of drug prevention
October 22 , 2020
The Orange County Department of Education has put together a toolkit to help schools host virtual events aligned with Red Ribbon Week, which starts Sunday and continues through Oct. 31. Formally established in 1988, Red Ribbon Week encourages students to pursue healthy, drug-free lives. New themes are developed each year at the national, state and […]
Student contest aims to promote kindness and inclusivity — especially during the pandemic
October 21 , 2020
The Orange County Human Relations Commission is encouraging students to help create inspiring campaigns to curb hateful vibes and wrongful bias during the pandemic. Seven local middle and high school students will earn $5,000 to put toward anti-hate initiatives at their schools as part of the “To Know Better” multimedia campaign and contest, which kicked […]
OCDE staff unite to raise awareness about bullying prevention
In light of National Bullying Prevention month, OCDE today joins millions of people from across the country to celebrate Unity Day. Started by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, Unity Day is the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month and is held on the third Wednesday in October. The goal is to spread a universal […]
OCDE partners with OC Health Care Agency to offer after-hours nursing support for schools
October 20 , 2020
As more campuses resume on-site instruction, OCDE has partnered with the OC Health Care Agency to hire a team of qualified nurses who will be on-call outside of regular business hours to assist schools with isolation and quarantine protocols, disinfection instructions and other critical guidance. Local public health officials have allocated federal CARES Act funding […]