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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.
COVID-19 update: OC’s top public health official shares tips for a safe and healthy Thanksgiving
November 24 , 2020
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 10:35 p.m. on Nov. 24, 2020 OC’s top public health […]
Orange High School opens new state-of-the-art STEM complex
Administrators in the Orange Unified School District have officially unveiled a brand new STEM complex at Orange High School. The two-story facility – projected to open to students via a hybrid model of instruction this week – offers 43,200 square feet of space, boasting four chemistry and eight science classrooms, one general classroom and two […]
Boxing champ talks knockdowns and decisions with students from OCDE’s alternative ed program
November 23 , 2020
As a champion prizefighter shared his story, students from OCDE’s alternative education program had virtual ringside seats. Abner Mares, who has won titles in three weight classes and served as a TV analyst on Showtime and Telemundo, reflected on his journey to a successful boxing career and offered some inspiration to high schoolers in the […]
Weekly roundup: Santa Ana Unified debuts new pilot program, OC moves to most restrictive purple tier, and more
November 20 , 2020
To help students and families who require extra help with distance learning, the Santa Ana Unified School District recently launched a Learning Lab pilot program at three schools. The labs debuted Nov. 9 at Madison Elementary, Valley High School and McFadden Intermediate School, with plans to launch at additional sites soon. The new program will […]