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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.​

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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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Local Control and Accountability Plans

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Weekly roundup: A dental clinic at Angel Stadium, new shoes for Santa Ana students, and more

Weekly roundup: A dental clinic at Angel Stadium, new shoes for Santa Ana students, and more

December 6 , 2019

A pair of local sports franchises scored some big points with local students and families this week. As the Orange County Register reported, the nonprofit group Team Smile teamed up with the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, Dec. 3 to stage a free dental clinic for about 300 kids at Angel Stadium. The event, which […]

OCDE’s chief technology officer gets inducted into an IT Hall of Fame

OCDE’s chief technology officer gets inducted into an IT Hall of Fame

December 5 , 2019

A well-known membership association that supports school-based IT professionals has inducted OCDE Chief Technology Officer Carl Fong into its Hall of Fame. CITE, short for California IT in Education, was established back in 1960 as the California Educational Data Processing Association, or CEDPA. In 2003, the not-for-profit became the California Educational Technology Professionals Association, or […]

VIDEO: OC Pathways Showcase promotes business, education partnerships

VIDEO: OC Pathways Showcase promotes business, education partnerships

December 4 , 2019

Orange County businesses learned how they can help equip students for careers transformed by automation, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies at the fifth annual OC Pathways Showcase held Tuesday at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin. Since 2014, the OCDE-led initiative known as OC Pathways has connected educators with industry leaders to create coordinated […]

OCDE Alternative Education looks to deepen connections with local families

OCDE Alternative Education looks to deepen connections with local families

December 3 , 2019

As a principal in OCDE’s Alternative Education division, Vern Burton sees the bigger picture in his work. “I really think our program can be instrumental in helping to transform communities, and that starts with investing in people, our parents and students, and building those relationships,” he says. “Our schools have the potential to be a […]