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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[…]

Long-term Investment in Accountable Student Talk Paying Dividends in Local District

Long-term Investment in Accountable Student Talk Paying Dividends in Local District

Over forty percent of Santa Cruz County’s students speak languages other than English at home.  The CA English Learner Roadmap lays out guiding principles to support educators in ensuring that all English learners attain high levels of English proficiency, mastery of grade-level standards, and opportunities to develop proficiency in multiple languages. This article focuses onRead more about Long-term Investment in Accountable Student Talk Paying Dividends in Local District[…]

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

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

With all the late rains this year, you may have noticed an extra burst of green in the landscape and gardens. It is a fitting metaphor for the new growth we see happening across our county’s school districts. Our County Science Initiative’s efforts to entwine environmental literacy with science are taking root and teachers areRead more about Our County Science Initiative’s Roots and Shoots are Growing![…]

Future Educators Collaborate with a Local Children’s Center

Future Educators Collaborate with a Local Children’s Center

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s Career Technical Education Partnership (CTEP) Program has established a successful high school student work-based learning (WBL) opportunity within the education field. This partnership is between Natural Bridges High School (NBHS) and Natural Bridges Children’s Center (NBCC). This WBL experience was incubated out of the necessity to holistically developRead more about Future Educators Collaborate with a Local Children’s Center[…]

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education Sponsors International Jazz Week in our County’s Schools

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education Sponsors International Jazz Week in our County’s Schools

Between the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, the jazz program at Cabrillo College and the music programs at some of the area’s schools, there may be no better place in America outside New York or New Orleans to grow up with jazz than in Santa Cruz County. It makes sense, then, that Santa Cruz County is fullyRead more about The Santa Cruz County Office of Education Sponsors International Jazz Week in our County’s Schools[…]

Language Ambassadors Expo Moves from Idea to Reality

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 in March. In an expansion of the COE’s Language Ambassador Student Recognition program, two student-to-student expos brought together children from different schools and districts to share their passion for multilingualism. Read more about Language Ambassadors Expo Moves from Idea to Reality[…]