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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.

Schools measurably improve student engagement

05/23/2018 - The E3 team poses for a graduation photoCan a school measurably increase high schoolers’ sense of happiness or 2nd graders’ 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...

Jason Lea Selected to Lead North Coast School of Education

05/16/2018 - Jason Lea, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources at Santa Rosa City Schools for the last four years, will become the executive director of the North Coast School of Education (NCSOE) effective July 1, County Superintendent of Schools Steve Herrington announced today. Read More...

Virtual reality for visually impaired students

05/14/2018 - A student in Mr. Kurada's class explores online learning. First graders at University Elementary in Rohnert Park—including a visually impaired student—got a chance to try out cutting-edge augmented and virtual reality tools meant to enhance classroom learning on May 14. The one-of-a-kind experience results from a partnership between a department of the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) serving visually impaired students. Read More...

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11

05/07/2018 - Teacher of the Year Rachel Ambrose with a StudentSCOE applauds Sonoma County’s 4,000+ teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11, with promotions recognizing local teachers. This year more than ever, teachers have played a critical role in fostering student success and building a resilient community after the fall wildfires.

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