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Communications and Media Services

​​​OCDE’s Communications and Media Services team highlights, promotes and supports the work of the Orange County Department of Education and Orange County schools with video production, copywriting, media relations, graphic design, web design and event planning and support. The staff also produces content for an education news blog called the OCDE Newsroom.

OCDE​​​ Newsroom

The OCDE Newsroom provides news and information about OCDE and Orange County schools. This site, updated regularly at, serves an audience that includes educators, parents, students, district staff and community members. Questions and story suggestions may be submitted to​​​​

The 101

The 101 unpacks complex topics and explains who has oversight in posts that can be read quickly and shared with family, friends and neighbors. Stories on this website includes links to primary sources, including state and county agencies, for those who wish to take a deeper dive. Questions and story ideas may be submitted to

Media Serv​​​ices

The Media Services unit offers full-service, in-house video production to create promotional content, staff development videos, public service announcements, informational/educational videos and more. In addition, Media Services staff provide conference support, digital photography and expertise with the latest audio-visual equipment. For more information, contact Production Supervisor Laura Watson at​ or 714-966-4479.​

Education i​​n the News

Education in the News, located at​​, features a daily roundup of education news articles from other sources compiled by the Orange County Department of Education.

News medi​​a requests

If you are a member of the news media in need of information about the Orange County Department of Education, please email or call 714-966-4475.

Social m​​edia

Follow OCDE on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram​.