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From the desk of Al Mijares


County Superintendent Dr. Al Mijares addresses the state of OCDE’s budget.​​​ (Dec. 5, 2019)

Published commentary 

Positive outcomes in Orange County education (Orange County Register, Feb. 28, 2020)
Orange County schools deserve better than costly legal fights (Orange County Register, Jan. 29, 2020)
Later school start times is no solution for teenagers (CalMatters, Oct. 4, 2019)
Here's what's actually going on with th​​​​​​e OCDE budget (Orange County Register, Aug. 12, 2019)
A Transformative Experience: Students and Nature (Ten Strands, July 2, 2018)
New system of support contributes to student success (EdSource, Sept. 13, 2017)
CSU's less demanding algebra policy sends wrong message to all students (Orange County Register, Aug. 25, 2017)​

OCDE Newsroom columns

New science standards empower students to investigate their world (Feb. 18, 2020)
Participating in the 2020 census is easy, confidential and critically important (Dec. 17, 2019)
Healthy students are better learners — and more likely to become healthy adults (Oct. 21, 2019)
Thousands attend conference in pursuit of equitable and inclusive learning environments (Aug. 29, 2019)​
Educators must be change-agents, advocates for vulnerable student populations (June 26, 2019) 
Classified school employees lay the foundation for teaching and learning (May 19, 2019)
Orange County well-positioned to combat human trafficking and exploitation (Feb. 24, 2019)
Career pathways merge technology with creativity to meet human needs (Dec. 18, 2018)
Orange County students are making a difference through kindness (Oct. 18, 2019)
Classified School Employee Week honors those who make learning possible (May 21, 2018)
OC’s Distinguished Schools leverage technology, collaboration and engaging instruction (April 24, 2018)
Pursuit of safer schools drives collaboration between educators, law enforcement (Feb. 19, 2018)
OC’s new esports league looks to power up interest in STEM fields (Dec. 13, 2017)
Meaningful civic education is key to elevating discourse, bridging divides (Oct. 16, 2017)
Partnership with Khan Academy will now include AP resources (Aug. 14, 2017)