Sonoma County Office of Education

An opportunity for innovation

09/25/2015 - The Press Democrat featured a “Close to Home” editorial from County Superintendent Steven D. Herrington on Friday, September 25. In it, Dr. Herrington explains SCOE's innovative approach to addressing a major challenge to education: a serious teacher shortage happening at the same time that enrollment in teacher preparation programs is declining.

SCOE's solution? Create a one-stop-shop School of Education to provide people interested in becoming teachers with fast, inexpensive and convenient routes to doing so. Read the editorial...