An Innovative Look at 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. This innovative series provides an in-depth look at preschool through high school education.
The mission of the program is to build public awareness and support for public education. The Inside Education group meets once each month as they travel throughout the county for an inside look at what is happening in the schools. The series of intensive half-day seminars is educating the participants on current issues and opportunities for students, successful programs that are offered in the schools, and the challenges of educating and preparing students for the 21st century.
Topics include preschool, career technical education, elementary education, middle schools, secondary education, charter schools, special education, outdoor education, alternative education, and connections to higher education.