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A Study of Artists at DeWitt

A Study of Artists at DeWitt

In 2019, the Santa Cruz COE received a Student Support and Enrichment Grant from the California Department of Education to support the academic, social, emotional, and artistic development of our students in our alternative education programs. Teachers in these programs were able to participate in the Artist Teacher Partnership program. In collaboration with the ArtsRead more about A Study of Artists at DeWitt[…]

Navigating the EL Roadmap: Mission Hill Middle School

Navigating the EL Roadmap: Mission Hill Middle School

This article is part of an ongoing series of how local schools and districts are applying the principles of California’s English Learner (EL) Roadmap.  See earlier articles on Live Oak School District’s work and introducing the EL Roadmap. Mission Hill Middle School is taking strides towards realizing the California English Learner Roadmap’s vision of allRead more about Navigating the EL Roadmap: Mission Hill Middle School[…]

Office of Education partners with Big Creek Lumber

Office of Education partners with Big Creek Lumber

SANTA CRUZ — The County Office of Education recently formed a partnership with locally-owned lumber company Big Creek Lumber to provide building materials and jobs for student inmates at some of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Facilities. The Career Technical Education Partnership, a program of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, startedRead more about Office of Education partners with Big Creek Lumber[…]

Cypress Charter: First public school to win regional Ethics Bowl heading to national competition

Cypress Charter: First public school to win regional Ethics Bowl heading to national competition

LIVE OAK — It’s lunch period at Cypress Charter High School, and five seniors are working their way through the ethical implications of an emerging gene-editing technology called CRISPR-Cas9. “We’re getting dangerously close to eugenics,” offers Skye Hathaway, 18. “I disagree,” responds Ava Willis, 17, the team’s unofficial captain. “The purpose of this technology isRead more about Cypress Charter: First public school to win regional Ethics Bowl heading to national competition[…]

County’s Top Spellers Advance to State

County’s Top Spellers Advance to State

Fahrenheit, masquerade, pneumonia, indict, echelon—these are some of the challenging words that the county’s top spellers from grades 4-7—faced in the annual county-wide spelling bee held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at the UCSC campus.  Mardi Browning, of the Santa Cruz Sentinel and Michael McCawley, retired UCSC Admissions Director, served once again as Spellmasters, over-seeingRead more about County’s Top Spellers Advance to State[…]

A Career Technical Education Partnership Student Becomes a Lifelong Learner

A Career Technical Education Partnership Student Becomes a Lifelong Learner

By Griselda Wall As a person with a strong will and a great deal of determination, I seek out a challenge in everything that I pursue. After graduating from Harbor High School in 1996, I was encouraged by family and friends to take part in the Regional Occupational Program (ROP), now known as the CareerRead more about A Career Technical Education Partnership Student Becomes a Lifelong Learner[…]

Delivering on Our Promise: The Santa Cruz COE’s Strategic Plan for Education

Delivering on Our Promise: The Santa Cruz COE’s Strategic Plan for Education

January 21 • Watsonville Civic Plaza January 28 • Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History 5pm-7pm Please join us to celebrate the release of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s new 5-year Strategic Plan to ensure all learners have the support, services, and resources they need to achieve and thrive. Each event willRead more about Delivering on Our Promise: The Santa Cruz COE’s Strategic Plan for Education[…]

Boardwalk Partners with Schools to Teach Hospitality Course

Boardwalk Partners with Schools to Teach Hospitality Course

SANTA CRUZ — High school students countywide can learn about management, food service and obtain work experience while enrolled in the new Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation course taught at the Beach Boardwalk. The Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation course meets from 1-3 p.m. Thursdays at the Boardwalk for the length of the school year, from theRead more about Boardwalk Partners with Schools to Teach Hospitality Course[…]

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