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County Offices of Education Present Environmental Literacy Programs at CISC Leadership Symposium

County Offices of Education Present Environmental Literacy Programs at CISC Leadership Symposium

By Faris Sabbah, PhD. This winter, I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion focused on environmental literacy at the annual California Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee (CISC) Leadership Symposium. Our session featured the work of county offices of education that are supporting districts using environmental learning as the context for inclusive, relevant engagementRead more about County Offices of Education Present Environmental Literacy Programs at CISC Leadership Symposium[…]

2020 Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive Help Families in a Time of Need

2020 Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive Help Families in a Time of Need

During the last school year, more than 4,000 students were homeless in Santa Cruz County. Sadly, we anticipate this number to continue to climb due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent CZU Lightning Complex fires.  We are committed to supporting these students and families with the school supplies they need to start school ready toRead more about 2020 Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive Help Families in a Time of Need[…]

The Green Return to School: California Administrators Find a New Lens for Teaching Environmental Literacy

The Green Return to School: California Administrators Find a New Lens for Teaching Environmental Literacy

As the new school year begins, educators are adapting to a new reality amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools are deciding if and how they should open their doors while multiple concerns hang in the balance. Indoor gatherings constitute a risk to community safety while virtual learning has revealed deep inequalities in students’ access to technology. AdministratorsRead more about The Green Return to School: California Administrators Find a New Lens for Teaching Environmental Literacy[…]

Virtual Math Camp

Virtual Math Camp

In late July 2020, the Santa Cruz COE, working with DeLaveaga Elementary teacher Isaí Baltézar and 4 interns from UCSC’s Cal Teach program, organized the first-ever “Virtual Math Camp” for 26 6th grade students in our county. During the week, students engaged synchronously each morning for 75 minutes and asynchronously each afternoon for 45 minutes to: HaveRead more about Virtual Math Camp[…]

Equal Access Santa Cruz, Cruzio Internet, and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education

Equal Access Santa Cruz, Cruzio Internet, and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education

By James Hackett, Cruzio Director of Business Operations Equal Access Santa Cruz has a simple goal: to bridge the digital divide and bring true high-speed broadband to every family in the Santa Cruz community, regardless of income level. The project is spearheaded by Cruzio Internet, one of the country’s oldest independent ISPs and a trustedRead more about Equal Access Santa Cruz, Cruzio Internet, and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education[…]

Help Support the Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair

Help Support the Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education is seeking community support for the County Science and Engineering Fair. Your sponsorship or donation will help provide Cash prizes for students Certificates and awards Development of a mentorship program for underrepresented students at the fair Facility rentals Donate with PayPal We appreciate all community support of student science in Santa Cruz County. PleaseRead more about Help Support the Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair[…]

Stuff the Bus 2020

Stuff the Bus 2020

It’s time again for Stuff the Bus! The Santa Cruz COE is proud to partner with United Way of Santa Cruz County again this year for Stuff the Bus: School Supply Fundraiser to help supply students experiencing homelessness or financial hardship with the supplies they will need for the upcoming school year – whether theyRead more about Stuff the Bus 2020[…]

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