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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.​


Weekly roundup: OC Artists of the Year, distance learning considerations, and more

Weekly roundup: OC Artists of the Year, distance learning considerations, and more

July 3 , 2020

The Orange County Register has announced the top student artists recognized through its Orange County High School Artist of the Year program, which, like most of us, hit a few hurdles in recent months. This year’s winners, by category, are: Dance: Lilah Dee Horton, Orange County School of the Arts Film/animation: Zayd Ezzeldine, Irvine High […]

COVID-19 update: Deadline extended for families to apply for food and grocery benefits

COVID-19 update: Deadline extended for families to apply for food and grocery benefits

July 2 , 2020

OCDE and local school districts continue to track the latest developments related to the COVID-19 respiratory illness while following guidance from the Orange County Health Care Agency, the California Department of Public Health and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Below is our running digest, with newer stories posted at the top. Updated […]

Updated: OCDE offers resources to help spread the word about the 2020 Census

Updated: OCDE offers resources to help spread the word about the 2020 Census

June 30 , 2020

The 2020 U.S. Census count is underway. As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the federal Census Bureau conducts a nationwide population count once every 10 years. It’s one of the few national activities the American public does together. It’s also easy, confidential and critically important to students and their communities. The COVID-19 emergency shows just […]

Irvine middle schooler takes third at National History Day finale

Irvine middle schooler takes third at National History Day finale

June 29 , 2020

A local student has won third place in the 2020 National History Day competition, which live-streamed this year’s awards ceremony from Washington, D.C. Natalie Miller of Lakeside Middle School in the Irvine Unified School District took the honor in the Junior Paper category for her submission, “Ex Parte Mitsuye Endo: Breaking through Barbed Wire.” The […]