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Fed Up – Now What?

On a Saturday morning in early June, nearly 200 people packed into a full theater at the Nickelodeon to see the new documentary, Fed Up. Thanks …

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Fabulous Fun Day for Special Education Students!

Over 150 of the students enrolled in the Santa Cruz County Office of Education had a really exciting time at the annual Fun Day celebration.

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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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Alternative Education Launches Trauma-Informed Care Initiative

Increasingly, public K-12 schools have noted and looked for ways to incorporate the ever-growing research that toxic stress or trauma affects the brain development and function of children.

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Visits to the Symphony Inspire Love of Music

It has been many, many years since Susan Worland, a violinist with the Santa Cruz County Symphony

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One Childhood, One Chance—Showing Up for Children

A welcoming and friendly crowd of nearly 300 early educators attended the Central Coast Early Care and Education’s Annual Conference.

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Seed-to-Table—Your Future Is Our Business (YFIOB) 13th Annual Luncheon Showcases the Skills and Talents of Local CTEP High School Students

Monschke Hall across from Cabrillo College was buzzing with activity

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Third Annual Summer Arts Institute

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education, in collaboration with the Arts Council Santa Cruz County, was delighted to once again sponsor a week-long Summer Arts Institute for K-8 teachers.

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Volunteers: the Special Ingredient to Young Writers Program Success

It’s a simple equation: learning accelerates when students have individual attention.

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Arts Advocacy Video : “Why The Arts?”

Believing in the importance of arts education, the Santa Cruz County Office of Education has created a video featuring student voices expressing their thoughts on the value of studying the arts.

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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 Language Arts and Math.

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Ponderosa Boat Works Sails Through Summer School

Thanks to a generous offer made by the University of California Santa Cruz, eight students from the Ponderosa Boat Works haven’t missed a beat to quarters, a jibe, a tack, a tide, or a westerly wind.

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