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Star Community School sidewalk design planStar Community School Teacher Jodi Richardson Receives Luna Park Arts Foundation Grant

Star Community School Teacher, Jodi Richardson, was awarded a 2013 Luna Arts Foundation Grant for her proposal to enhance arts education by...


ROP students tour the Solari Green Technology CenterAlt. Ed. Students from SOS Tour Cabrillo's Solari Green Technology Center in Watsonville and Envision Future Careers

Monica Ramirez, 16, thought about a career in construction after helping her father build stables...


ROP instructor Dan YoungROP Music Director In South Bay Offers Advice On A Career In Education

Dan Young, instructor with the Regional Occupational Program at Santa Cruz County Office of Education, serving as music director at Pajaro Valley High School in Watsonville, offers...


Student participating in Bike Tech at SchoolROP and Alternative Education Partner with Local Businesses, Community Organizations and Non-Profits to Expand Opportunities for Students

ROP has joined forces with Cruzio, the Bicycle Trip and the Watsonville...


Image of donated wooden toys, one is a toasterTrains, Planes, Cars... and a Toaster?

Over one hundred quaint, wooden toys were donated to the Santa Cruz Migrant Head Start program this week by the Santa Cruz Toymakers organization...


Deb Tracy, California League of High School's Educator of the Year and Mark Hodges from ROPROP Teacher at Aptos High School Awarded Educator of the Year

The California League of High Schools has awarded Deb Tracy, Medical Pathway teacher and coordinator, with its "Educator of the Year" award. Tracy, one of 11 nominees...


ROP students measure dissolved oxygen in water tank.SLV High students learn fish-farming skills in ROP Aquaculture class

Amongst the redwoods and ponds behind San Lorenzo Valley High School, students are learning about fish and ecology in a unique way...


Video image of shifty eyes.ROP Video Students Screen Films at Santa Cruz Film Festival

The 2013 Santa Cruz Film Festival opened the doors at the Rio Theater on Sunday, November 10th to students, families and the community to view...


Natural High School students prep wall for mural.Natural Bridges High School students prepare Haut Surf shop for mural

Twice a week for the past month, three students from Natural Bridges High School have been heading over to the board store to scrape, prime and paint...


pre-K student with teacherOne Childhood, One Chance—Showing Up for Children

A welcoming and friendly crowd of nearly 300 early educators attended the Central Coast Early Care and Education's Annual Conference. They showed up for children...


Culinary Arts Students with Chef Andrea MollenauerSeed-to-Table—Your Future Is Our Business (YFIOB) 13th Annual Luncheon—Showcases the Skills and Talents of Local ROP High School Students

Monschke Hall across from Cabrillo College was buzzing with activity...


ROP Green Careers ClassHands-On Green Careers Class Connects Students with Pros in the Field

The ROP Green Careers class at Pajaro Valley High features a hands-on exploration of green career opportunities alongside experts from throughout...


Pacific Elementary ReadersVolunteers: the Special Ingredient to Young Writers Program Success

It's a simple equation: learning accelerates when students have individual attention. Begun in August of 2012, The Young Writers Program...


butterfly artworkYou Don't Have to Be an Artist to Have Meaningful Art Experiences with Children

The Child Development Resource Center introduced new art techniques to 80 family child care providers in south county. These providers will now be able...


Write-Start 2013Update on the 2013 Write-Start Backpack Project!

This summer the Write-Start Backpack Project succeeded in collecting over 1,300 backpacks filled with school supplies. The request for donations was supported by many...


Summer Arts Institute 2013, beginning circleThird Annual Summer Arts Institute

At the end of June, the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, in collaboration with the Arts Council Santa Cruz County (formerly the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz), was delighted to...


20th Annual High School Poetry Competition20th Annual High School Poetry Competition

Hear students read their poetry in the competition, which was recorded by Community Television of Santa Cruz. (Watch on YouTube)...


Boat Works studentsPonderosa Boat Works Sails Through Summer School

Thanks to a generous offer made by the University of California Santa Cruz, eight students from the Ponderosa Boat Works haven’t missed a beat...


ROP Step-Up student with projectMiddle School Students Get a Step-Up to High School by Participating in ROP Summer Classes

"Who in the class used a right angle today?" Twenty middle school students eagerly raised their hands in answer to David Grant's question. David is an instructor for ROP...


ROP cooking instructor Andrea Mollenauer teaches a group of young girlsCooking—it's not just for adults: local camps, classes give kids recipe to healthy habits, confidence

Kids with knives are cooking up healthy habits and confidence. Healthy eating, locally grown...


Drawing class at Scribbles InstituteAlternative Education Program's Scribbles Institute Drawing and Sketching Classes

Students at several Alternative Education schools participated in drawing and sketching classes provided by the Scribbles Institute...


Ponderosa Boat Works studentsPerfecting Their Craft: Ponderosa Boat Works students learn about sailing from stem to stern

There was a collective gasp at the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor as half a dozen people watched Jessica Price sail an 8-foot El Toro...


Gooru in the classroomGooru Makes Finding and Sharing Resources Easier for Teachers

For many, it seems like the school year has barely ended and that summer vacation has just begun. But anyone who is or knows...



student drawingSCCOE Launches Arts Advocacy Video
Why The Arts?

Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools Michael Watkins is a strong advocate for arts programs in schools. Believing in the...


Model Technology Classroom Program VideoModel Technology Classroom Program

Pajaro Valley Unified School District is working with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education to implement model technology classrooms within the school district. The PVUSD Model Technology...


International Science and Engineering Fair 2013Santa Cruz County Science Fair Students Win at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix

With the generous support of Seagate Technology and other community partners, the Santa Cruz County Science Fair...


ROP Step-Up Classes for Middle School StudentsMiddle School Students: sign up for some fun summer classes with ROP!

Are you a middle school student who wants to learn how to build a birdhouse, make a movie, create digital animation or learn how to cook...


Aptos High ROP Video Production Film FestivalRegional Occupational Film Festival Showcases Student Films

Congratulations to the Aptos High ROP Video Production class for their recent Film Festival showcasing student work at Aptos High...




Students taking testSanta Cruz County Schools Improving, State Rankings Stable

LIVE OAK -- Green Acres Elementary School scored 805 on the most recent statewide academic achievement index. That's five points better...


Work4Youth program seeks summer jobs for youthHelp Wanted: Work4Youth Seeks Community Support for Summer Jobs

WATSONVILLE -- Claudia Lopez wants to be a lawyer some day. For now, the 17-year-old would settle for a summer job. Work4Youth is seeking to help Lopez...


Renaissance High Photo students, Watsonville Youth Council members and Watsonville Cadet Academy members pose for the camera.Renaissance High School ROP Photography Classes - Our Reality

ROP Photography Classes from Renaissance High School Present: Our Reality, a Photography Show which is on exhibit at 2nd Street Cafe in Watsonville through May 31...


Arts Education Month in Santa Cruz CountyROP Students Go Behind the Scenes with the Santa Cruz Warriors' Organization

The ROP "Sports Occupations" class at Harbor High recently made a field trip to Kaiser Permanente Arena in downtown Santa Cruz...


New Teacher Project Mentor and Teacher and StudentsParticipants in the Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project Use Inquiry To Break Boundaries and Redefine Teaching

For the past 25 years, the Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project has continually advanced its program based on one significant...


Arts Education Month in Santa Cruz CountyHow the COE Celebrated Arts Education Month

The annual Kindergarten Art show was held at the COE on March 26 and once again drew an enthusiastic crowd of kindergartners and their families. The students had been part of an art...


Preschool childTogether for Kindergarten Forum 2013

Kicking off the fourth annual Together for Kindergarten Forum on March 7th, 2013, County Superintendent of Schools Michael Watkins referred to the more than 200 early educators, kindergarten teachers and...


Outdoor Science School collaborates with UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science

Science lessons for 5th and 6th grade students are wrapped up in awe and wonder for the natural world at the Santa Cruz County...


Two Students participate in the 2013 Santa Cruz County Science FairWhat Goes Into a Science Fair Project

Every year hundreds of students in Santa Cruz County schools put in long hours researching and presenting their findings for the Science Fair. How do they do it and what do they...


4th Annual Scrabble Tournament benefitting the Teen Peer Court ProgramSanta Cruzans play serious Scrabble for county Law Library fundraiser

SANTA CRUZ -- Brian Culver, a 20-year-old Chico State student, focused on triple word scores and double letter scores to edge out his grandmother in a friendly...


Teacher and studentsThe New Face of Education

New standards favor teacher freedom in the classroom, focus on global standards. After 18 years as a teacher, Karen Richmond says she finally feels that educators are being treated as professionals...


Ponderosa Boat Works StudentsAlternative Education Students Gain Career and Life Skills through Ponderosa High School's Boat Works

Ponderosa Boat Works is located on the campus of Ponderosa High School and Green Careers Center in Ben Lomond. It is an Alternative Education...


Students training in use of defibrillatorAEDASAP: Health Organizations Team Up to Keep Santa Cruz Athletes Safe

Matt Ryan, MA, ATC, PTA, works with two students during AED training as part of the "Save a Student" Program...


Students participate in Mock TrialSanta Cruz County high school students show off legal skills in mock trial

WATSONVILLE -- A star high school swimmer, who happened to be the mayor's son, was accused of hitting a bicyclist with his car...


New pilot program to serve foster youth in educationSanta Cruz County pilot aids foster children at school

WATSONVILLE -- Children in foster care are more likely to miss school, to struggle academically and to drop out before finishing the 12th grade. Less than 3 percent make it to a four-year college....


Natural Bridges students work to create new native gardenNew garden along West Cliff in Santa Cruz offers a native feel

SANTA CRUZ -- West Cliff Drive has a new and native garden on a site that was previously marred by drug dealing and litter. The garden...


Dr. David AnthonyCelebrating Black History Month at the COE

President Obama proclaimed February as National African American History Month. This year’s theme is At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington. 2013 marks...


Transitional Kinder ClassroomSanta Cruz County Office of Education Takes A Trip to a Transitional Kinder Classroom

On many days throughout the year, you can find students getting into vans for field trips to a variety of exciting destinations...


Students participate in Teen Peer CourtOrder in the court: Students learn real-life skills in teen peer court program

WATSONVILLE -- In a courtroom in Watsonville, Monte Vista Christian School sophomore Elisabeth Wayne is prosecuting a 14-year-old boy who skipped school...


Harbor High School ROP Biotechnology studentNew science class in Santa Cruz County opens door to biotech field

SANTA CRUZ -- The 26 students inside a science lab at Harbor High on Thursday worked tediously to remove dabs of jellyfish DNA...



Digital Learning Day 2013Digital Learning Day 2013

Celebrate digital learning across Santa Cruz County and the country on February 6th, 2013, on National Digital Learning Day. Digital Learning Day is a nationwide celebration of innovative...


Costanoa students of ROP HorticultureState school finance plan threatens career education

SANTA CRUZ -- Wednesday, a day before Gov. Jerry Brown was expected to unveil a proposal to revamp California school finance...


Safe Schools SymposiumSafe School Symposium: Creating a Bully-Free School

On December 4, 2012, over ninety Santa Cruz County teachers, staff, administrators, students, parents and community members came together...


donated wooden toysHandmade Wooden Toys Donated to Migrant Head Start Children

Over one hundred charming, handmade wooden toys were donated to Migrant Head Start children during this holiday season...


Digital workshopTransforming Teaching and Learning--Through eLearning

What do online discussions, collaborative presentations, online quizzes, virtual mindmaps, closed captioned videos, and digital portfolios have in common? They are all effective...


ROP Watsonville Video Academy StudentsWatsonville High School Video Academy 2012 - "The New Deal" Project

Franklin Delano Roosevelt entered the White House in 1932 at the darkest hour of the Great Depression, promising "a new deal for the..."

Child Care Planning Council home pageOne Childhood - One Chance - Quality Early Education Matters

Against the backdrop of warm, sunny skies and the newly remodeled Cabrillo College Campus, two hundred and seventy early childhood educators...


Colorado artist Emanual Martinez works on mural project at Hartman School/Juvenile HallColorado artist Emanuel Martinez helps Santa Cruz Juvenile Hall teens create murals

FELTON -- Desperate to draw, award-winning Colorado artist Emanuel Martinez once smuggled charcoal-tipped matchsticks into his Juvenile Hall cell, after pens and pencils...


Natural Bridges and Ponderosa High School students participate in Habitat for Humanity programTwo Alternative Education Programs Partner with Habitat for Humanity

Natural Bridges High School and Ponderosa High School, which both have Green Careers Training Programs, have begun a partnership with...


ROP Students participate in Market ResearchROP Graphic Design Students Participate in Real-World Market Research

ROP students participated in real-world market research on Thursday, October 4th. A national market research consultant...


Scotts Valley High School ROP studentsMusic studio class launches in Scotts Valley

A month into the school year, the 24 students of Beth Hollenbeck’s music production and recording arts class are diving into the technical world of the recording industry...


Teachers at Summer Arts Institute use movement to create shapesSummer Arts Institute 2012

After the success of the 2011 Arts Institute for K-8 teachers, the County Office of Education held a second Arts Institute this past summer. Over 30 teachers and teaching artists...


Michael Paynter receiving awardCOE Alternative Education Manager receives 2012 Gary Proctor Excellence Award

Michael Paynter ensures youth have equal access to educational opportunities. Michael Paynter, Manager of Alternative Education and Foster Youth Services at the County Office...


Young Writers Program launchPopsicles and Ping-Pong Party Launches Young Writers Program

It was definitely a "cool" way to bring in the fall. The first annual Popsicles and Ping-Pong Tournament brought together teachers, administrators...


twins receiving their new backpacks for schoolGetting Ready for School: Write-Start Backpack Project Update

On Saturday, August 11th, the "Stuff the Bus" Event collected close to 300 backpacks and a variety of school supplies, but we still haven't met our goal of 1000 backpacks. Won't you help us...


ROP Step-Up Classes for Middle School StudentsMiddle School Career Exploration Classes are a huge success!

Seventy-five Santa Cruz County middle school students were treated to the opportunity to test out high school Career Technical Education (CTE) classes on high school campuses...


Ponderosa High School studentsPonderosa High School's First Year!

Ponderosa High School and Green Career Center celebrated a monumental first year. Ponderosa opened this year in Ben Lomond in order to provide students in the San Lorenzo Valley...


Ponderosa High School studentsConstruction Technology Pilots at Ponderosa and Natural Bridges High Schools

This summer ROP and Alternative Education Programs are collaborating on a pilot project designed to increase Algebra skills while...


Inside Out ProjectInside Out Project Watsonville: Peace in the Streets – You Only Live Once

Five months of work on a very big community art project for ROP Photography teacher Karen Lemon and her students culminated in the recent installation of large-scale...


John Wineglass, composer, and narrator Charles Holt, Cabrillo Music Festical 2012Very Special Performance at Cabrillo Music Festival 2012!

Poems written by students from Alternative Education's Hartman School at juvenile hall were part of the inspiration for a piece set for a World Premiere at the Cabrillo Music Festival...


Arts in Santa Cruz CountyA Year of Arts in Santa Cruz County Schools

The end of the school year is an exciting time for students as they are given the opportunity to display the art they have been working on all year, both through performance and exhibition...


Work for Youth logoSanta Cruz County youth jobs program needs more employers

SANTA CRUZ - At the recession's peak, Santa Cruz County had $1 million in federal stimulus money that got hundreds of young people from low-income households working...


International Science & Engineering Fair winnerSanta Cruz high school students honored in world’s largest pre-college competition

Two Santa Cruz students won major global awards at the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)...


Student Authors' Fair 2012The 31st Annual Student Authors’ Fair is a Grand Success

What a festive sight it was on a recent Saturday morning in May for families and shoppers walking into the heart...


College CommittmentSanta Cruz College Commitment—4th Graders Go to College

Nearly 3,000 fourth-grade students gave it the old college try on the Cabrillo College campus Friday, sitting in on...


ROP Step-Up Classes for Middle SchoolSanta Cruz County ROP Pilots First “Step-Up Classes” for Middle School Students

Step-Up Classes are free 8-16 hour mini-courses taught by high school CTE/ROP teachers which offer students an opportunity for a hands-on experience...


Steelhead programProgram helps students help steelhead, themselves

BEN LOMOND - Barefoot middle-schoolers dip their feet into the cold waters of the San Lorenzo River, toeing their way along a sandy shore to find a place to set their charges free...


Kindergarten Art ShowKindergarten Art Show at the SCCOE

There is no better place to begin teaching art than at the beginning of a student's school career. In recognition of this, the COE held a special Kindergarten Art Show at the County Office...


Science Fair 20122012 Santa Cruz County Science Fair Invites Discovery

When you wash your fleece clothing and other synthetics, are you feeding bite-sized plastic to the bottom of the marine food chain? Answering...


Gary TaubesGary Taubes, science journalist, tells Capitola audience his nonprofit will fund nutrition research

CAPITOLA - Award-winning science journalist Gary Taubes presented his hypothesis on why we get fat Wednesday night to a rapt audience...


Natural Bridges High School students participate in LiMPETS programNatural Bridges High School Community Service: LiMPETS

This spring Natural Bridges High School and Green Careers Center students are participating in the LiMPETS Program as part of Community Service Fridays...


Together for Kindergarten 2012Third Annual Together for Kindergarten Community Forum

More than 200 early educators, kindergarten teachers and administrators from across the county gathered on Feb 29th for the 3rd annual Together for Kindergarten Forum ...


YES school studentsAlternative School, Y.E.S., serves teens overcoming drug addiction

SANTA CRUZ — Tucked away behind Youth Services on Mission Street is a one-room school with a garden in back ...


Ponderosa High School Students at Evergreen CemeteryStudents Engage in Community Service While Learning Local History

On community service Fridays, for the past several weeks, Ponderosa High School students have volunteered ...


California Common Core Standards workshopCalifornia’s Common Core State Standards Make their Debut

Educators across our county are spending time this year becoming familiar with the new Common Core State Standards...



Administrative Breakfast workshop with Anthony MuhammadNo More Drama: Getting Everyone on the Bus and Becoming a Real Professional Learning Community

“When people are educated, they are in power!” This was one of many “nuggets” starting off...


Michael Watkins, Superintendent of SchoolsA Message from the Superintendent: It’s About Helping Educate Children

After several months of discussion, the County Office of Education made a business decision last week to purchase a building to accommodate some of the services...


Bonny Doon Elementary SchoolStudents Create Film Depicting Daily Life at the Small, One School District

Upon hearing that the Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s Inside Education participants would be visiting the campus to learn more about small schools...


Art teachers working in clayArt Teachers Do Art!

There has been a decline in arts programs in Santa Cruz schools over the last couple of decades which makes it tempting to focus on what isn’t happening, rather than the high quality arts...


Teen Peer CourtSan Jose Mercury article on Teen Peer Court

In the fourth session since its start last month, on Tuesday 12 teen jurors will decide the punishment for a student defendant represented by two teen defenders, facing off against two teen prosecutors. As in other successful programs in Santa Cruz, Palo Alto...


American Teacher, a documentary filmGood Turnout for Screening Of ‘American Teacher’ Film

On Saturday Nov. 19 the County Office of Education, with the Teacher Salary Project and the Santa Cruz New Teacher Center, co-sponsored a screening of the documentary “American Teacher” at the Nickelodeon Theater in downtown Santa Cruz...


Natural Bridges students teaching at Bay View ElementaryNatural Bridges High School students offer environmental instruction to Bay View first-graders

The first-graders watched with excitement as water washed doughnut sprinkles and soy sauce - representing pollution - from the hills and fields...


Forestry Challenge 2011Forestry Challenge 2011

Students from our newest Alternative Ed High School Program, Ponderosa High School and Green Careers Program, just returned from three days at the Santa Cruz Forestry Challenge...


Migrant Head Start's Family Child Care HomesA winning Head Start: Program for children from migrant families gets national recognition

The family day care home is one of more than 70 that provide care to hundreds of Santa Cruz County children through the Central California Migrant Head Start Program...


Grading for LearningDo Grades Reflect Student Learning?
An Important Conversation among County Educators

Last year, middle school principals shared their frustrations around the fact that during this time of accountability and aligning instruction. ...


Digital Connections 2011-2012Lights! Cameras! Education!! – Innovative Project Deserves an Academy Award!

On September 29th, as school was kicking into gear, the Digital Connections Project was kicking-off with its 2011-2012 premier event...


iPad WorkshopTeaching and Learning in the Mobile Era

Administrator training. Teacher training. Is there an app for that? Well, not exactly, but the Santa Cruz County Office of Education did host two iPad workshops—one for administrators and...


Bike Tech at School'Bike Tech at School' program offered at five area high schools

The Santa Cruz Sentinel published an article on September 20, 2011, about the growth and success of the Regional Occupational Program (ROP) 'Bike Tech at School' program...


Summer Public Safety Academy2011 Summer Public Safety Academy: Engaging Students in Exploring Public Safety Careers

This summer, the Regional Occupational Program (ROP) of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education held it’s first ever Public Safety Academy...


Dr. Kate KinsellaNarrowing the Language GAP: Bolstering Lesson Engagement and Language Development for ALL Students

Recently, nearly 300 teacher leaders and administrators from across Santa Cruz County gathered at the Cocoanut Grove...


Summer Arts Institute for teachersSummer Arts Institute for Teachers is a Hit!

It’s been some years since the County Office of Education has held an Arts Institute for teachers. During the last week of June, however, in collaboration with the Museum of Art...


Natural Bridges High School studentsNatural Bridges High School 2010-2011: Another Very Good Year!

Watch a slide show from the Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s Natural Bridges High School & Green Careers...


Hartman School MuralHartman School’s Community-Based Mural

When Bonnie Dankert became Lead Teacher for the Juvenile Hall’s Hartman School, a school site from Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s Alternative Education Programs...


Special Education Fun Day 2011Fabulous Fun Day for Special Education Students!

On Friday, May 20th, over 150 of the students enrolled in the Santa Cruz County Office of Education had a really exciting...


Dr. Robert LustigWatch Obesity Prevention Presentation Online!

Dr. Robert Lustig spoke to our community about obesity prevention. Now you can watch a recording of his presentation...


Environmental Education Resource Fair 2011Environmental Education Resource Fair 2011

The room was packed with displays of petrified wood, watershed maps, garden seeds, gorgeous books—even a live bat! The Environmental Education Resource Fair was held...

High School Poetry Competition 2011Magic at the 18th Annual High School Poetry Competition Awards Ceremony and Poetry Reading

Poetry lives, and it was never more alive than this week, when half a hundred high school students read their poems out loud before a packed house of...

Math Contest studentMath Contest 2011: Coming Together for a Fun Filled Day of Math

On May 7, 2011, more than five hundred fifth through eighth grade students came together on a prized weekend day at Aptos High School to...


Real DUI Court in SchoolsReal DUI Court in Schools Addresses Teen Drinking and Driving

The frequency of driving under the influence is staggering. It is reported that four million people in the United States, 16 to 20 years old, drove while under the influence...

Chrysalis Autism ProgramChrysalis Autism Program Video

Learn more about the Special Education program's Chrysalis Autism Program for preschool through 3rd grade students by watching this 10 minute video...


Your Future is our BusinessYour Future is Our Business/ROP Video

Learn more about what the Regional Occupational Program (ROP) and Your Future is Our Business are doing to empower students in transitioning from schools to careers...

Dr. Robert Lustig, Obesity PreventionCounty Office of Education brings nationally-recognized authority on obesity prevention to speak to the community

In the midst of the worst storm of 2011, the discussion about a health crisis likened to a tsunami was being held down the street from the site of a water main burst in ....

SCCOE BuildingSanta Cruz presentation teaches parents about gangs

Probation officer Gina Castaneda identified some of the signs: Buttoning all but the third or fourth buttons on a shirt. Buying shoes a size or two too big so the extra space can be filled with drugs...


New Brighton Middle School Building2011 Santa Cruz County Science Fair

From a study of bird populations in the sandhills of the Santa Cruz Mountains to determining how many balloons it takes to lift a 7-year-old off the ground, the brightest young minds in...


Paint Like PicassoPaint Like Picasso: The Fifth Annual Special Art Show

The County Office of Education hosted the fifth annual Special Education Art Show on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011. The art show is the brainchild of Brook Knoll teacher Wendy Harrison and is open to any student with special needs in the county who would like to be...

IMPACT Teen DrivingIMPACT Teen Drivers comes to Santa Cruz County schools during National Distracted Driver Month

Santa Cruz CHP collaborates with IMPACT Teen Drivers, Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Youth Services, and Friday Night Live to bring an important message....

2nd Annual Together For Kindergarten Community ForumSecond Annual Together for Kindergarten Community Forum

Almost three hundred teachers from preschools, kindergarten and first grade, who'd already put in a tough day's work, showed up to spend several more hours on the job at the Together for...


IDEASSImpact Designs: Engineering & Sustainability Through Student Service

A new program that focuses on sustainable technologies, science and engineering while promoting civic engagement and...


Kameron (cq) Struer of Monte Vista Christian junior high listensAnnual Santa Cruz County Spelling Championship

The county's top 125 young spellers, representing 40 schools, gathered at UC Santa Cruz on March 5th. Read the Santa Cruz Sentinel article...


Inside Education 2011 visits classroomInside Education: An Innovative Look Inside Santa Cruz County Schools

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education and the ten local school districts have joined with professionals, community, business and civic leaders for a first-hand, interactive and participatory look at the public education system in Santa Cruz County.

2nd Annual Together for Kindergarten Community Forum2nd Annual Together for Kindergarten Community Forum

The forum brought together more than 300 educators, including preschool and kindergarten teachers, superintendents and school board trustees, packed the auditorium for Simitian's second annual "Together for Kindergarten."


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