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​​Combating Human Trafficking

Ensure Justice 2019, a two-day conference hosted by Vanguard University in partnership with OCDE, brought together national experts to examine the paths of exploitation that can lead to human trafficking. Learn more about local efforts to lead with awareness. 

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Strategic Plan 2016-19

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Student profile: Marisol and fellow cadets get a fresh start at Sunburst Youth Academy

Student profile: Marisol and fellow cadets get a fresh start at Sunburst Youth Academy

July 16 , 2019

For the latest OCDE Student Profile, we bring you the story of Marisol, a cadet who recently graduated from the Sunburst Youth Academy. For those who might not have heard it, Sunburst is a community high school for at-risk youth that’s operated by the California National Guard in partnership with OCDE. Students spend five and […]

Weekly roundup: Mendez memorial funding approved, Santa Ana Unified launches superintendent search, and more

Weekly roundup: Mendez memorial funding approved, Santa Ana Unified launches superintendent search, and more

July 12 , 2019

The Westminster City Council this week approved funding of $450,000 to help build the Mendez Historic Freedom Trail and Monument. The memorial will honor the Mendez v. Westminster case that ended segregation in California public schools. It will eventually be constructed along a 2.5-mile stretch along Hoover Avenue onto Westminster Avenue. OCDE is teaming up […]

2019 state bill tracker: 7 proposed laws that could impact education in OC

2019 state bill tracker: 7 proposed laws that could impact education in OC

July 11 , 2019

The California State Legislature is once again busy this summer considering dozens of proposed education bills that could affect everything from charter schools and mental health support, to when the school day should start for middle and high school students. OCDE Newsroom has compiled a digest of a few of these bills. We will try […]

OCDE conference to focus on enhancing interpretation and translation services

OCDE conference to focus on enhancing interpretation and translation services

July 10 , 2019

Educators, parents and community members will learn how to further enhance interpretation and translation services in schools with the help of nationally and internationally recognized experts at OCDE’s Interpreters and Translators Conference in September. Hosted by the department’s Educational Services division, the two-day event is designed to support the work of bilingual staff, administrators, interpreters, […]