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​​Combating Human Trafficking

Ensure Justice 2019, a two-day conference hosted by Vanguard University in partnership with OCDE, brought together national experts to examine the paths of exploitation that can lead to human trafficking. Learn more about local efforts to lead with awareness. 

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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.​

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​​​Understanding the California Healthy Youth Act

​This state legislation was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown and took effect on Jan. 1, 2016. Here’s a list of common questions and answers, courtesy of the California Department of Education.

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.

Local Control and Accountability Plans

​As part of California’s new funding formula, school districts, county offices and charter schools are required to annually update Local Control and Accountability Pl​​ans, or LCAPs.

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Coalition of OC districts and partners unites to boost career education

Coalition of OC districts and partners unites to boost career education

May 22 , 2019

An OCDE-led coalition of Orange County school districts, community colleges and ROPs has secured a sweeping round of new funding to strengthen career technical education programs, enhance career pathways and expand work-based learning opportunities for students. Working through OCDE’s OC Pathways initiative, the local agencies were collectively awarded seven state allocations totaling more than $11.3 […]

U.S. Census is reaching out to graduating seniors to fill temporary positions

U.S. Census is reaching out to graduating seniors to fill temporary positions

May 21 , 2019

The U.S. Census has jobs for graduating seniors who want to help with the 2020 Census count. Advertising competitive pay and flexible hours, the agency says it’s looking to fill a variety of temporary positions, including census-takers, recruiting assistants, office workers and supervisory staff. To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years old, […]

Mijares: Classified school employees lay the foundation for teaching and learning

Mijares: Classified school employees lay the foundation for teaching and learning

May 19 , 2019

They run our school offices and keep our campuses clean. They serve up healthy meals, support educational technologies, provide one-on-one instruction, and so much more. I’m referring, of course, to our dedicated classified employees, who profoundly impact the daily operations and cultures of our public schools. The term “classified” refers to a broad category of […]

Weekly roundup: Students use solar power in competition, governor’s budget seeks tech upgrades, and more

Weekly roundup: Students use solar power in competition, governor’s budget seeks tech upgrades, and more

May 17 , 2019

Students from four Orange County high school teams will compete in the 2019 Solar Cup this weekend at Lake Skinner in Winchester. The Orange County Register featured this week how the teams from Anaheim High School, Costa Mesa High School, Oxford Academy in Cypress and Magnolia High School in Anaheim are among three dozen high school […]