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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

OCDE’s vision that Orange County students will lead the nation in college and career readiness and success is outlined, along with eight strategic priorities and key performance indicators.​

Orange County Public Schools Directory

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​​​Understanding Health Education in California

​The California Board of Education recently approved a new Health Education Framework for public schools, providing optional guidance for K-12 teachers based on the state’s health education standards.

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Charter Schools

​Educational options in Orange County include high quality charter schools that emphasize rigorous academic standards, innovative programs and responsible business practices.

Local Control and Accountability Plans

​As part of California’s new funding formula, school districts, county offices and charter schools are required to annually update Local Control and Accountability Pl​​ans, or LCAPs.

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Weekly roundup: Santa Ana Unified forms new academy, air quality testing in Huntington Beach, and more

Weekly roundup: Santa Ana Unified forms new academy, air quality testing in Huntington Beach, and more

July 19 , 2019

The Santa Ana Unified School District announced this week that it has combined the Romero Cruz Elementary and Spurgeon Intermediate school communities into a single academy intended to expand educational opportunities for students. Romero-Cruz Academy will serve kids from pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade with state-of-the-art classrooms, a schoolwide AVID program, full athletics, a STEM […]

Educators, law enforcement officials gather in OC for school safety conference

Educators, law enforcement officials gather in OC for school safety conference

July 18 , 2019

More than 500 educators, school workers and law enforcement representatives have convened in Orange County this week for the 10th annual Safe Schools Conference. Presented by former California Secretary of Education Dave Long through his firm, Dave Long & Associates, in collaboration with OCDE and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the conference is designed to […]

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

In our 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 […]