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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.
Weekly roundup: Daylight Saving Time ends, fire crews gain ground, substitute teachers wanted, and more
October 30 , 2020
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, so be sure to set those clocks back one hour — lest you find yourself starting school and work 60 minutes early on Monday. OK, so adjusting clocks isn’t quite as urgent as it used to be with smartphones and Wi-Fi-connected toasters and all, but the […]
Here’s the latest on local wildfires and school closures
Below is a running digest on Orange County’s wildfires and school closures, with newer stories posted at the top. For official information on local fires, evacuations and road closures, be sure to follow the Orange County Fire Authority on Twitter. Updated at 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 30, 2020 Crews gaining the upper hand on OC […]
‘Master motivator’ from OC is one of five California Teachers of the Year
October 28 , 2020
A Santa Ana elementary school teacher has earned the state’s top honor for educators. Laura Gómez, who has worked at Martin Elementary in the Santa Ana Unified School District since 2006, was announced Wednesday as one of five 2021 California Teachers of the Year. “I am deeply honored to be one of the 2021 California […]
No tricks, just treats: ACCESS staff hands out pumpkins and candy to local families
Staff members from OCDE’s alternative education program recently handed out free pumpkins, ice cream and bags of candy to families that may not be able to trick-or-treat this year. The department partnered with Saddleback Church to host its “Pumpkin Outreach” event, which drew more than 85 families to the Anaheim North site on the morning […]