Curriculum & Instruction

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4th Graders Get a Taste of College

Santa Cruz County schools brought their students to the campus for the 7th annual custom college experience.
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Their Very First Diplomas!

Twenty five children who attend our local Migrant Head Start program received applause, school supplies and a diploma.
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International Jazz Week in Santa Cruz County Schools

This year, Prince H. Lawsha, percussionist and singer, performed for several of our county’s schools.
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Santa Cruz COE Launches Language Ambassadors Program

The Santa Cruz COE Curriculum and Instruction Department is launching a new program to promote and celebrate multilingualism.
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County Office Leads the Way with California English Language Development (CA ELD) Standards

As the shift to Common Core State Standards moved into high gear, the County Office Curriculum and Instruction Department took the lead in ensuring that ...
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Maria Fátima Castro Honored with 2016 Plate of Bounty Award from the National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association

The Plate of Bounty Award was bestowed on Maria Fátima Castro by the National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association.
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Learning by Doing: The 2015 Summer Arts Institute

“I have had so much fun. It was one of the most rejuvenating, professional learning experiences I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to share what ...
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2016 Santa Cruz County Math Contest

359 students in grades 5-8 poured onto the Aptos High School campus to engage in Mathematics.
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COE Partners with Districts for Latino Role Models and Parent Education Conference

Nearly 200 students, parents and community members from attending the Latino Role Models and Parent Education Conference.
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Common Core Standards and the Arts

David Coleman, primary author of the Common Core Standards, is very clear about how the arts help students access the Common Core requirements in English ...
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Santa 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.