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Two OC educators are among five 2022 California Teachers of the Year
October 15 , 2021
Alondra Diaz from Gates Elementary School in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District and Sovantevy “Sovey” Long-Latteri of La Sierra High in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District have been selected as two of five 2022 California Teachers of the Year. Diaz is now in the running for National Teacher of the Year. Of California’s 319,000 public school teachers, five have been named 2022 California Teachers of the Year — and two are from classrooms here in Orange County. Alondra […]
Weekly roundup: An Ocean View High football player makes history, a guide to universal transitional kindergarten, and more
A sophomore from Ocean View High School in the Huntington Beach Union High School District is defying stereotypes and making history. Isis Salazar scored a touchdown during the fourth quarter of a varsity football game against Temecula Prep, making her the first female at Ocean View High and only the second girl in Orange County to tackle this feat. According to a recent article in the Orange County Register, Salazar went out for the football team this season and earned […]
VIDEO: Hispanic Heritage Month virtual forum celebrates Latino cultures, contributions in OC
October 14 , 2021
Affordable college, mentorships and high expectations were identified as keys to success by a panel of Latino leaders during Thursday’s virtual forum hosted by County Superintendent Dr. Al Mijares in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. As the latest in OCDE’s series of online colloquiums reflecting the theme “Know My Name, Face and Story,” the presentation featured a handful of distinguished guests who shared their backstories and discussed educational trends, challenges and strategies for ensuring equity, opportunity and inclusion. National Hispanic […]
Inside the Outdoors offers free water programs for Orange County students
October 12 , 2021
Inside the Outdoors, OCDE’s popular environmental education program, is partnering with the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) to provide free water education programs to elementary, middle and high students across the county. Available for students in grades three through 12, the programs provide water-focused presentations, assemblies, activities and guided lessons that give youth the opportunity to identify local water supply sources and the importance of using water wisely. Registration is currently open for the following programs with both […]