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Dr. Faris Sabbah

Recognizing Black History Month

Dear community member, As we enter February, the Santa Cruz COE and schools across Santa Cruz County are proud to recognize Black History Month — a ...
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Human Trafficking Prevention

Dear community member, Human trafficking impacts many thousands of victims each year across the U.S., and we know youth are especially vulnerable. According to statistics ...
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Vaping and Smoking Prevention

Dear community member,  Smoking and vaping tobacco and cannabis are among the most harmful and persistent issues facing teens, impacting both physical and mental health.  ...
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Addressing Youth Homelessness

Dear community member, We often talk about the importance of stability at home on a child’s education and wellness. The most basic component of that ...
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United Against Hate

Dear community member,  Next week is United Against Hate Week, a call for seven days of action against acts of hatred and implicit bias of ...
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Join the Holiday Food & Fund Drive

Dear community member, The Santa Cruz COE is proud to participate in the 2023 Holiday Food and Fund Drive hosted by Second Harvest Food Bank, which ...
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Understanding Assessment Data

Dear community member, Recently, the California Department of Education released English and math assessment data from the 2022-23 school year. While there are some encouraging ...
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Our First Student Trustee

Dear community member, Yesterday the Santa Cruz County Board of Education marked a milestone moment. Oscar Alvarez-Delgado, a senior at Pajaro Valley High School, was ...
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Discussing War and Violence

Dear community member, Our hearts go out to all those impacted by the devastating violence in Israel and Gaza. We know the effects of this ...
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Recognition and Resources

Dear community member, I hope you are staying cool amid the heatwave impacting our region. Prolonged exposure to this kind of hot weather poses risks ...
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Legislation Supporting Youth

Dear community member, In recent days Gov. Newsom signed into law a number of bills that take important strides to support our schools and protect ...
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An Inclusive School Community

Dear community member, Education isn’t just about textbooks and grades – it’s about fostering understanding, compassion, and ensuring every student feels included, valued, and safe. ...