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Department of Education
Orange County students will lead the nation in college and
career readiness and success.
OCDE has produced this virtual tribute to the 2021 Orange County Teachers of the Year honorees, including the six county finalists.
Weekly roundup: Tustin USD teacher creates unique reading experience; vaccines for educators; and more
February 26 , 2021
An elementary teacher in the Tustin Unified School District has turned a simple walk around campus into a fun, interactive — and educational — activity for the whole family. Last year, when the pandemic forced students and staff to move to distance learning, Jesse Holmes, a fourth-grade teacher at Hicks Canyon Elementary School in Irvine, […]
Black History Month forum addresses experiences and strategies for ensuring equity and inclusion
“I don’t want you to be colorblind. I want you to see my color.” Those were the personal words Robert Sheffield, director of Quality Schools and Districts for WestEd, shared during an OCDE-organized event celebrating Black History Month on Feb. 25. “I want you to see that I am Black and to learn my story […]
COVID-19 update: Orange County outdoor, high-contact school sports cleared to resume
February 23 , 2021
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 1:50 p.m. on Feb. 23, 2021 Orange County outdoor, high-contact […]
All OC school employees will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting March 1
Based on the latest state guidance, Orange County health officials have announced that nearly a third of new COVID-19 vaccine shipments will be allocated for education and childcare workers along with the food and agriculture sectors. While vaccines are still in limited supply across the state, that shift means school employees who were originally included […]