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OCDE has produced a brief video that explains what county offices of education do and how they support school systems, students and families throughout the state.
OC Friday Night Live Partnership honors two school chapters, one advisor
May 19 , 2022
The Orange County Friday Night Live Partnership honored two schools and an advisor in person for the first time in three years at the OCFNLP Chapter Recognition Event, which took place May 13 at the Orange County Department of Education. They were recognized for their efforts of promoting youth leadership while leading alcohol and drug prevention initiatives. The FNL chapters at Alamitos Intermediate School and Savanna High School were both named recipients of the program’s Chapter Excellence Award. Catarina Bañales, […]
Five schools, four advisors honored for increasing engagement and building positive school environments
May 18 , 2022
Representatives from the Orange County Department of Education made surprise visits to recognize five school-based Peer Assistance Leadership (PAL) programs and four advisors for implementing creative and innovative practices that amplify youth engagement and connectedness. Administered by the OCDE, PAL programs promote youth empowerment by encouraging students to help other students in times of need. Youth leaders in grades four through 12 are encouraged to create positive school environments through mentoring, new-student transition services, conflict management, service learning, tutoring, and […]
OC Supt. Al Mijares to host virtual forum celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May 17 , 2022
A panel of speakers will share personal stories and perspectives on building student agency, strengthening democracy and fortifying the workforce during an upcoming virtual forum hosted by County Superintendent Dr. Al Mijares in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. As the latest in OCDE’s series of online colloquiums based on the theme “Know My Name, Face and Story,” the event will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. Teachers, counselors, administrators and others […]
OC wildfire update: Coastal Fire in Laguna Niguel reaches 100 percent containment
Below is a running digest on Orange County’s wildfires and school closures, with newer stories posted at the top. For official information on local fires, evacuations and road closures, be sure to follow the Orange County Fire Authority on Twitter. Updated at 12:20 p.m. on May 17, 2022 Fire Authority announces the 100 percent containment of Coastal Fire in Laguna Niguel The Orange County Fire Authority announced that the Coastal Fire in Laguna Niguel has reached 100 percent containment as […]