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Our County Science Initiative’s Roots and Shoots are Growing!

During the first week of summer, 57 teachers were back at work participating in our Teacher Leadership Institute for Science and Environmental Literacy.
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Sequoia Schools Teacher Spotlight: Michele Delibert

Michele Delibert, a math teacher at Sequoia High School in Watsonville, takes the phrase “goes above and beyond” to the next level.
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Student Authors’ Fair 2019

Beaming families and proud children filled the Capitola Mall on May 4, 2019 for the annual Student Authors’ Fair.  The event, organized by the Santa Cruz ...
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Language Ambassadors Expo Moves from Idea to Reality

Bonjour, konichiwa, guten-tag, buenos días, fofo, ciao, namaste… these greetings represent some of the sixteen languages heard at the first-ever Language Ambassadors Student Expos held ...
Maestro Daniel Stewart talking to students about being the conductor of the Symphony

Almost 4000 4th and 5th Grade Students Participate in Link Up Youth Concerts

Almost 4000 4th and 5th grade students attended this year’s Santa Cruz Symphony and Carnegie Hall Link Up Youth Concert at the Mello Center and ...
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JT Healthcare Donates Uniforms for CTEP Dental/Medical Assisting Programs

JT Healthcare Donates Uniforms for Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s Career Technical Education Partnership Dental/Medical Assisting Programs.
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Poetry Out Loud 2019

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education has a strong partnership with the Arts Council Santa Cruz to bring the national Poetry Out Loud competition ...
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Lighthouse Student and Potential Eagle Scout Transforms School Garden

Students at Lighthouse High School are enjoying their new beautiful garden thanks to Senior Joe Briskey and his Eagle Scout project.
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California’s Updated Accountability System Released – California School Dashboard

The Dashboard provides school communities with a comprehensive view of how their schools are performing and serving students across a variety of measures.
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CTEP Logo Contest for Graphic Design Classes

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s Career Technical Education Partnership program announced the winner of the contest to create the new program’s logo.
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Migrant Head Start Families Visit Watsonville Library

Our Migrant Head Start families saunter off after a long day at work to explore the treasures of the Watsonville Library Children’s Room.
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277 Students Recognized as Language Ambassadors

Language Ambassadors is an enrichment program started by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education in 2016-2017 to promote multilingualism.