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​​​Orange County Teachers of the Year

Six local educators learned they were the 2021 Orange County Teachers of the Year the same way many of us are now virtually connecting — through videoconferencing sessions. Watch our video highlighting the big reveals.


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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

View the online version, or contact Media Services for a printed version.​


​Orange County Together

​Representatives from OCDE and school districts across the county have developed a comprehensive guide with recommendations for reopening more than 600 local schools.​​​

Understanding Health Education in California

​The California B​oard 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.

2020 Census Count

​Recognizing the importance of an accurate population count for schools and communities, OCDE is among a number of organizations working to raise awareness in advance of the 2020 census.​​

Professional Learning Opportunities

​OCDE supports student achievement through high-quality training opportunities for teachers, administrators and support staff.

Charter Schools

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

Public Notices

​The following public notices are posted for informational purposes for Orange County community members.​​


Calendar icon Calendar of Events

​Check out the latest events, workshops, trainings and activities coming up at OCDE.

Orange County Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Agendas for upcoming Orange County Board of Education meetings are posted at least 72 hours before each session.​


COVID-19 update: Orange County mayors team up to ask residents to mask up

COVID-19 update: Orange County mayors team up to ask residents to mask up

September 28 , 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 4:12 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2020 Orange County mayors team […]

OC students begin return to in-person learning

OC students begin return to in-person learning

September 28 , 2020

Many students from across Orange County headed back to school campuses last week for the first time in over six months after the pandemic forced closures in March. Students from the Tustin, Irvine, Fountain Valley and Cypress school districts were among the first in the county to begin opening their school sites last week. This […]

Weekly roundup: NFL star surprises Santa Ana students, school reopenings, promoting tolerance, and more

Weekly roundup: NFL star surprises Santa Ana students, school reopenings, promoting tolerance, and more

September 25 , 2020

A Los Angeles Charger dropped by Heroes Elementary School in Santa Ana with a special delivery this week. Isaac Rochell, a defensive end who played in all 16 of the Chargers’ regular season games last year — and both postseason contests — donated T-shirts and school supplies on behalf of his charity, Local Human, to […]

5 elementary schools from OC earn National Blue Ribbon honors

5 elementary schools from OC earn National Blue Ribbon honors

September 25 , 2020

Five elementary schools from Orange County have earned National Blue Ribbon status, considered the nation’s highest educational honor. Ethan B. Allen Elementary School in the Garden Grove Unified School District, Laguna Road Elementary School in the Fullerton School District and Vista Verde Elementary School in the Irvine Unified School District were joined by Costa Mesa’s […]