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Press releases issued by the Sonoma County Office of Education and other news items related to Sonoma County schools are included here. Do you have questions about a story on this page or are you a member of the media seeking information for an article? Please contact Communications Specialist Jamie Hansen at jhansen@scoe.org or call her at 707-524-2620.

Congratulations to the 23 educators who completed the first Be a Teacher Cohort!

06/27/2018 - Be a Teacher Tulare Cohort In January 2015, the North Coast School of Education, in partnership with Tulare County Office of Education Impact Program, at SCOE launched its Be a Teacher program where teaching candidates could work in the classroom as teacher-interns while pursuing their credentials. On Monday, June 25, 23 participants gathered for an end-of-program celebration. Congratulations to these outstanding new educators who answered the call to help address our local teacher shortage. Many are already employed in our local schools! Learn more about the program at ncsoe.org. Read More...

Harvardís Todd Rose Delivers Inspiring Speech at ieSonoma 2018

06/08/2018 - Todd Rose Speaks at ieSonomaTodd Rose will be the keynote speaker at ieSonoma 2018 on Friday, June 8 at Sonoma Country Day School in Santa Rosa. Dr. Rose is the Director of the Mind, Brain, and Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he leads the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual. He is also the co-founder of Populace, a non-profit organization that promotes the principles of individuality in work, school, and society. A strong advocate of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to accommodate individual learning differences, his talks have been featured at SXSWedu, TedX, Google, the Aspen Ideas Festival, and Apple. Read More...

Congratulations to SCOE's 2018 Alternative Education Graduates

05/28/2018 - 2018 Alt Ed Graduation diplomas lined up before the ceremonySix students from SCOE's alternative education programs received their graduation diplomas in a heartfelt ceremony on Tuesday, May 29 at the Sonoma County Office of Education. The Class of 2018 includes 13 students who are expected to complete requirements for their high school diploma. Read More...

Schools measurably improve student engagement

05/23/2018 - The E3 team poses for a graduation photoCan a school measurably increase high schoolersí sense of happiness or 2nd gradersí feeling of pride in themselves? These are the types of questions that six pioneering schools in Sonoma County set out to discover this year as part of an effort called the E3 Community of Practice. E3 stands for equity, empathy, and student engagement. Read More...

Congratulations to Katya Robinson, May Teacher of the Month

05/16/2018 - Katya RobinsonKatya Robinson, a special education teacher with the West County Special Education Consortium, has been named Sonoma County Teacher of the Month for May 2018. The monthly award honors one of Sonoma County's most outstanding teachers from October through May. It is sponsored by the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), K-HITS 1049, and Community First Credit Union (CFCU), with additional support from Platinum Chevrolet. Read More...


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