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Job Fair Attracts Many Potential New Team Members

00:00 AM - March 16, 2017

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) partnered with Brandman University to host an education hiring event for EDCOE county-wide programs and school districts on March 11. Dozens of attendees visited EDCOE and school district booths to collect information about available positions. They also received application instructions for certificated and classified positions, including substitute opportunities. Fair attendees also took advantage of free workshops throughout the day including “How to Become a Substitute,” “Jobs in Early Care and Education,” and...

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Indian Diggings Presents to Board of Education

00:00 AM - March 13, 2017

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Charter Career Prep Wins VEX Robotics Competition

00:00 AM - March 10, 2017

 

The El Dorado County Office of Education’s Charter Career Prep (CCP) program provides an enriched, hands-on learning culture that develops innovative learners to compete in an ever-changing world. Robotics naturally lends itself to these goals, and the CCP Robotics Team has certainly demonstrated the success of the program’s educational mission for students. The CCP team recently won the prestigious San Joaquin Delta VEX Robotics Competition, the coveted Tournament of Champions title, and the Excellence Award for the most well-rounded Robotics program. The CCP Robotics then advanced...

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EDC School Board and Community Members Recognized

00:00 AM - March 09, 2017

 

At an awards ceremony on March 6, the El Dorado County School Boards Association (EDCSBA) recognized school board and community members for their 2016 contributions. County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, facilitated the presentations and remarked, "Everyone here helps to foster the educational leadership that makes this County such a special place. Thank you and congratulations."

The keynote speaker of the evening was Brent Malicote, Director of the California Department of Education's new Standards Support Office. Brent served as the Principal of Pinewood Elementary School...

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Charter Adult Education Inspires Students of All Ages to Reach Their Goals

00:00 AM - February 28, 2017

Charter Adult Education Inspires Students of All Ages to Reach Their Goals

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Charter Adult Education program provides adult learners from every walk of life with a wide range of rich learning experiences tailored to meet their unique needs. The programs have been especially beneficial for adult learners who face a variety of life challenges. One such student is Kristy Arroyo, who attends classes at the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Rancheria. 

Kristy has faced numerous obstacles in her...

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New School Dashboard Provides Increased Transparency

00:00 AM - February 22, 2017

California’s future success depends on tapping into the potential of all students, so they graduate ready for college, careers, and life. For schools to reach this goal, teachers, parents and the community need clear and useful measures of progress. The new California School Dashboard is a key part of California’s commitment to transparency and continuous improvement. As an accountability tool, the Dashboard will help the state identify schools (including charter schools) and districts needing targeted assistance.

California is field testing this web-based tool designed to help communities across the state...

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Inspiration to Action Symposium: Breaking Barriers

00:00 AM - February 22, 2017

Inspiration to Action Symposium: Breaking Barriers

More than 250 educators from across California attended the annual EDCOE Charter SELPA Inspiration to Action Symposium held in San Diego on Thursday, February 16. This year’s theme, Breaking Barriers, focused on system-wide collaboration and practices to meet the needs of students with disabilities. EDCOE Associate Superintendent, David M. Toston, noted, “When we begin planning for this event, we look at current trends and challenges within our educational system. We look for those who are influencing education and how we can...

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EDCOE Child Development Programs Educate Generations

00:00 AM - February 15, 2017

EDCOE Child Development Programs Educate Generations

The El Dorado County Office of Education’s (EDCOE) Child Development Programs provide high-quality, early child care to students in El Dorado County generation after generation. Head Start Teacher, Sandee Bangs, and Classroom Assistant II, Sandy Maggard, have worked in the program located at Schnell School for decades and have become part of their students’ families. “Past students return to our preschool program with their children, and one of the parents even honored us by naming her little girl Sandra” said Sandee.

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Free Spring Education Job Fair – Sat., Mar. 11

00:00 AM - February 07, 2017

Free Spring Education Job Fair – Sat., Mar. 11

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is partnering with Brandman University to host an education hiring event for EDCOE county-wide programs and school districts. Attendees will receive information and application instructions for certificated and classified positions, including substitute opportunities. Individual programs and school districts will be onsite to answer questions and meet face-to-face with potential new employees. Last year’s job fair was extremely well attended, so don't miss out this year!

Saturday, March 11, 2017
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Oak Ridge High School Wins 2017 Academic Decathlon

00:00 AM - February 04, 2017

Oak Ridge High School Wins 2017 Academic Decathlon

On Saturday, February 4, Oak Ridge High School took first place as a team during this year’s Academic Decathlon, held at Oak Ridge High School. The Academic Decathlon provides academic competitions that promote learning and academic excellence through teamwork. The program includes students of all academic abilities and achievement levels. Students are tested in the areas of art, economics, essay, interview, literature, math, music, science and speech, and it’s capped off with a Super Quiz — the highlight of...

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Apply Today for Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp!

00:00 AM - January 31, 2017

Apply Today for Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp!

Sugarloaf is an overnight summer camp with two one-week camp sessions that run Sunday-Saturday. Campers live at our camp facility located at the beautiful Sly Park Environmental Education Center in Pollock Pines, California.

2017 dates for Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp: 

Session 1- July 9 – July 15, 2017
Session 2- July 16 - July 22, 2017

Online applications for the 2017 Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp sessions are available February 1 – February 15, 2017. 

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Apply for the Edna Miller Continuing Education Scholarship 2017

00:00 AM - January 30, 2017

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist women who are actively pursuing the goal of a career in education. This goal must be either an initial educational credential or an additional credential/degree.  This scholarship is only intended for nonmembers of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.  Applicants may reapply each year.  The amount of the 2017 scholarship is $500. Please postmark application by April 20, 2017.

The application can be found here >>

 

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Youth Commissioners Join County Supervisors for Annual Shadow Day

00:00 AM - January 26, 2017

Youth Commissioners Join County Supervisors for Annual Shadow Day

On Tuesday, January 24, the El Dorado County Youth Commission participated in the annual Shadow Day, where the Youth Commissioners joined the County Board of Supervisors during one of the Board’s regularly scheduled meetings.  The students gained valuable insight into how local government operates, how the Board manages issues and policies, and how to run a formal meeting. Misbah Shafi, Youth Commission Chair and a senior at Oak Ridge High School, stated, “It was a great learning experience!...

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$1,000 Donation Provides Lunches to Rescue Students

00:00 AM - January 09, 2017

$1,000 Donation Provides Lunches to Rescue Students

Many students and families at Rescue Union School District (RUSD) received more than presents for Christmas this year when a generous community member donated $1,000 to pay off all outstanding lunch accounts. Balances totaled $766.49 district-wide, and the difference will help to reduce accounts for those students who are unable to pay regularly. “This unexpected gift is one of the many reasons our students are well taken care of at Rescue schools – the community truly cares,” District Superintendent David...

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Toys for Tots brings Christmas to Children in Need

00:00 AM - December 21, 2016

Toys for Tots brings Christmas to Children in Need

The weekend before Christmas, volunteers from the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office, Explorers, STARs, Placerville CHP, Police Department, Kiwanis, EDCOE, and school districts sorted more than 20,000 toys and created a massive Santa's Workshop for more than 1,000 families in need. Toys were collected in large Toys for Tots bins placed throughout the County, and generous community members filled them to the brim with new toys for all ages. This collaborative effort ensured that thousands of children will...

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Students Earn College Credit at EDCOE Charter Alternative Programs

00:00 AM - December 15, 2016

Students Earn College Credit at EDCOE Charter Alternative Programs

The El Dorado County Office of Education Charter Alternative Programs have launched a special college and career readiness program that provides the opportunity for Charter students to enroll in college courses while still completing their high school diploma.   The program, which is offered in partnership with the Folsom Lake College El Dorado Center, allows the Charter students to take community college courses concurrently during high school while earning both college and high school credits.

“We are in...

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Charter University Prep presents “Treasure Island”

00:00 AM - December 08, 2016

Charter University Prep presents “Treasure Island”

Performances: Thursday, December 8, Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10  

The Charter University Prep Drama Department is excited to present the timeless story Treasure Island, adapted by Ken Ludwig from Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel. We invite you to support our students by attending performances Thursday and Friday, December 8 and 9 at 7 p.m., or a special matinee on Saturday, December 10 at 5 p.m. Performances will take place in the gym at the Charles Brown Campus, 6520 Oak Dell Road,...

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The EDCOE Coat Drive Keeps Children Warm

00:00 AM - November 29, 2016

The EDCOE Coat Drive Keeps Children Warm

Every year, the EDCOE Coat Drive collects donations and distributes them throughout the County to children in need. Schools and county-wide programs assist in obtaining requests for sizes and distributing the coats. This year, 114 children will stay nice and warm because of the generosity of EDCOE team members and community members. Thank you to everyone who donated!

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CHSA’s Craft Faire Turns Students into Entrepreneurs

00:00 AM - November 28, 2016

CHSA’s Craft Faire Turns Students into Entrepreneurs

The Charter Home Study Academy (CHSA) multipurpose room was filled with eager customers traveling from booth to booth and purchasing homemade creations from student business owners. November 17 was the 19th Annual Craft Faire, where transitional kindergarten through eighth-grade students sold holiday decorations, bracelets, paintings, apple cider, food, and more. The project exemplifies CHSA’s mission, which emphasizes empowering students by building foundational skills and then applying those skills in ways that make learning engaging, relevant, and fun.

“Students gain valuable...

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Students in Need Receive Clothes through Operation School Bell

00:00 AM - November 14, 2016

Students in Need Receive Clothes through Operation School Bell

On a recent brisk, clear, October Saturday morning, 80 students shopped for warm, comfortable, school appropriate clothing at the El Dorado Hills Target. Parents and grandparents were very appreciative of Operation School Bell – a program made possible by the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills. One grandmother brought both of her elementary school grandchildren who were able to choose coats for the upcoming winter season. “Programs like this make such a difference in the lives of these children,”...

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El Dorado High School Grad Becomes Eagle Scout

00:00 AM - November 03, 2016

El Dorado High School Grad Becomes Eagle Scout

Kyle Konetchy belongs to Troop 170 from Pollock Pines and became an Eagle Scout at his Court of Honor on Saturday, October 29. The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Placerville was filled with supportive loved ones, community members, and Scouts from every generation. The ceremony lasted for one hour and was directed by the troop’s Scoutmaster, Matt Werts, and Master of Ceremonies, Eagle Scout, William Kinser. Many people spoke of Kyle’s dedication to the organization and passion for...

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Georgetown Students Experience Healthy Living with Experts

00:00 AM - October 24, 2016

Georgetown Students Experience Healthy Living with Experts

Several dozen fifth and sixth-grade students made the trip from Georgetown to visit the Sherwood Demonstration Garden and Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm in Placerville for a day of unique healthy living lessons. At the Demonstration Garden, children learned about native plants, crushed grapes with their hands, and took interesting pictures to express themselves in a PhotoVoice project. The trip was facilitated by teacher, Annie Brown, and Monica Drazba of U.C. Cal Fresh. “It is great for them to...

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Placerville Kiwanis Club Installs New Leadership

00:00 AM - October 20, 2016

Placerville Kiwanis Club Installs New Leadership

The Kiwanis Club of Placerville is pleased to announce the installation of new officers for the 2016-17 school year. These community leaders help to mobilize volunteers from the Club’s 70 members to produce a variety of projects and events that benefit the children of El Dorado County. Incoming President Carl Hagen remarked at the installation dinner, “We are appreciative of those who have served during the past year and look forward to what we will accomplish together in the future.”

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El Dorado County Students Run For The Gold!

00:00 AM - October 05, 2016

El Dorado County Students Run For The Gold!

Over 200 students from across El Dorado County ran 1K/2K/5K races on Saturday, September 26, during the Run for the Gold! – a fundraising race benefitting the Boys and Girls Club Western Slope. Students in grades 1-8 traversed courses on Union Mine High School’s picturesque campus and were applauded by the audience at the finish line.

Every student who completed the course received a gold medal. AnnaKate Allen, Silva Valley Elementary School first-grader expressed, “This is my first gold...

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Students Travel Back in Time on Mini Miners’ Days

00:00 AM - October 03, 2016

Students Travel Back in Time on Mini Miners’ Days

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The 2016 World Gold Panning Championships was a week-long celebration of El Dorado County history and culture, as more than 400 contestants from 21 different countries competed at the Fairgrounds. One of the hallmark events was on Monday and Tuesday for Mini Miners’ Days, where almost 1,500 4th-grade students from across El Dorado County visited the competition site. “Good morning. My name is Dr. Ed Manansala, County Superintendent of Schools, and...

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EDCOE Preschool Opens at Sutter’s Mill Elementary School

00:00 AM - September 28, 2016

EDCOE Preschool Opens at Sutter’s Mill Elementary School

The beginning of this school year brought many new and exciting things to El Dorado County, including a new State Preschool. The preschool program is administered by the Child Development Program at El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) and is located at Sutter’s Mill Elementary School near Lotus. Mary Viegas, Executive Director of EDCOE Child Development Programs, facilitated the installation and explained, “Increased parent interest prompted EDCOE’s Child Development...

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El Dorado County Reads for the Record

00:00 AM - September 26, 2016

El Dorado County Reads for the Record

El Dorado County will once again participate in the Read for the Record campaign on Thursday, October 27. Children in preschool, transitional kindergarten and kindergarten will read The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach, as part of the world’s largest shared reading experience. The book is a classic tale of a bear’s epic journey and the mystery surrounding one delicious sandwich! Books will be placed in the hands of many children across the country, and adults are encouraged to join the...

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El Dorado Smiles Dental Van Coming to a School Near You

00:00 AM - September 23, 2016

El Dorado Smiles Dental Van Coming to a School Near You

Written By: El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency

El Dorado County is celebrating the arrival of the El Dorado Smiles Dental Van to local schools. The dental van will provide comprehensive dental care at school sites, with a primary focus on children ages zero through 18. The dental van will be operated by the El Dorado Community Health Centers as part of their recently expanded dental health services, and is supported collaboratively by El Dorado...

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EDCOE Honored with Patriot Awards

00:00 AM - August 18, 2016

EDCOE Honored with Patriot Awards

Written by EDCOE Leadership and Communications Intern Devin Johnson

The National Guard recently presented Patriot Awards to EDCOE and two Child Development Program supervisors for going above and beyond to support an employee whose husband serves in the National Guard Reserve. Any member of the National Guard, Reserve, or the spouse of a member may nominate an employer who has provided guidance, commitment, and support to them or their family. EDCOE, Assistant Director of Child Development Programs Gail Healy, and Disabilities/Mental Health...

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Run for the Gold Registration Now Open!

00:00 AM - August 15, 2016

Run for the Gold Registration Now Open!

The Boys & Girls Club Western Slope and EDCOE proudly present the second annual Run for the Gold on Saturday, September 24, at Union Mine High School. This 1K/2K/5K run/walk is professionally chipped and free to all El Dorado County 1st through 8th-grade students. All student runners will receive a race t-shirt, runner bag, professionally chipped runner bib, and medal.

Event details:

  • Saturday, September 24, 2016
  • Union Mine High School – 6530 Koki Lane, El...

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    El Dorado County Recognized for Endeavors in Early Childhood Education

    00:00 AM - August 05, 2016

    El Dorado County Recognized for Endeavors in Early Childhood Education

    Written by EDCOE Leadership and Communications Intern Hannah Van Vleet

    EDCOE is pleased to announce that First 5 El Dorado’s Executive Director Kathleen Guerrero and El Dorado County Child Care and Education Planning Council’s Coordinator Elizabeth Blakemore were recognized by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson for their work with the Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge Grant. The Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) supports states’...

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    Death Ride Challenges R.O.P. Students

    00:00 AM - August 04, 2016

    Death Ride Challenges R.O.P. Students

    Written by EDCOE Leadership and Communications Intern Tyler Marchini

    This July, four students and three staff members tackled the infamous 129-mile Death Ride and represented their school – the EDCOE Rite of Passage (R.O.P.) Charter High School located in Minden, Nevada. Rite of Passage didn’t leave their contributions on the race track, as student volunteers encouraged riders and filled water bottles at a water station.

    Sponsored by the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce, the Death Ride...

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    El Dorado County Teacher Credential Program - EDCOE to Host Informational Meetings

    00:00 AM - August 04, 2016

    El Dorado County Teacher Credential Program - EDCOE to Host Informational Meetings

    In partnership with Brandman University, EDCOE is offering a flexible, local teacher credential program. Those interested are invited to attend one of four informational meetings to learn about program requirements and costs. 

    Meeting Details:

    Dates: Monday, Aug. 8; Wednesday, Aug. 24; Thursday, Sept. 8; Wednesday, Sept. 28
    Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
    Location: EDCOE – 6767 Green Valley Rd., Placerville, Conf. Rm. D-4
    Cost: Free-of-charge

    RSVP to Stefany Gower at 530-295-2273 or sgower@edcoe.org 

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    El Dorado County Welcomes Students and Parents Back to School

    00:00 AM - August 02, 2016

    El Dorado County Welcomes Students and Parents Back to School

    The 2016-2017 school year is almost here, and educators are ready to welcome students back in the coming weeks. Students are ready to begin this year full of curiosity and excitement while educators are harnessing that energy to help each child become successful!

    Throughout this website, you have access to information regarding a wide variety of services provided by EDCOE, and you can explore each school district here>>

    Educational Services

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    Open Enrollment Charter Alternative Programs

    00:00 AM - July 21, 2016

    Open Enrollment Charter Alternative Programs

    Charter Home Study Academy   

    Learn more about Charter Home Study Academy at this informal gathering in the library at the Charles Brown Educational Center (6520 Oak Dell Road, El Dorado), August 4, at 6:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to ask questions in a small group, make student assessment appointments and enroll for classes. We can’t wait to meet you! 

    For more information about the program, click here >>

    Charter Career Prep  

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    Community Observatory’s FREE Birthday Celebration – Saturday, August 13

    00:00 AM - July 19, 2016

    Written by EDCOE Leadership and Communications Intern Tyler Marchini

    Community Observatory’s FREE Birthday Celebration – Saturday, August 13

    The Community Observatory is turning 10 years old, and you’re invited to a FREE overnight party on Saturday, August 13, starting at 7 p.m. and ending on Sunday at 7 a.m.! Families and children will enjoy the Perseid meteor shower, partake in Milky Way Galaxy telescope viewing, have fun playing games, make birthday cards, crowns, and more. Jamba Juice will sell refreshments between 7 and 9...

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    Students Receive Excellence in Education Awards at the Fair

    00:00 AM - June 20, 2016

    Students Receive Excellence in Education Awards at the Fair

    At the end of every school year, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) gives Excellence in Education Awards to students who have demonstrated their commitment to learning, becoming well-rounded, and giving back. More than 5,000 students received an award certificate and a complimentary pass to the El Dorado County Fair, where they received additional prizes and struck a pose in the photo booth. Individual schools determined criteria to recognize up to 20 percent of their student body. The criteria may have included scholastic achievement, outstanding citizenship, significant educational...

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    Proud Adult Students Achieve their High School Diplomas

    00:00 AM - June 02, 2016

    Proud Adult Students Achieve their High School Diplomas

    Twenty-four adult graduates received their diplomas at one of the most inspirational ceremonies in El Dorado County on Tuesday, May 31. The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) offers support and services to students of all ages, and the Adult Education Programs allow individuals to complete a variety of educational milestones that otherwise may have seemed out of reach. Principal Gary Sutherland oversees the Adult Education Programs and gave these words of encouragement, “We acknowledge you for a...

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    Angela Cazares Receives 2015-16 Excellence in Education Award

    00:00 AM - May 23, 2016

    Angela Cazares Receives 2015-16 Excellence in Education Award

    Each year, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) recognizes individuals for hard work that directly or indirectly contributes to providing quality support and services to students, schools, families, and the community. One admirable team member is selected to receive the Superintendent’s “Excellence in Education Award”; this year’s recipient is Angela Cazares, an Early Head Start Teacher in EDCOE’s Child Development Program. For the past 16 years, her efforts have primarily supported young, teen mothers at a South...

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    Register Now for Prospective School Board Member Workshop

    00:00 AM - May 19, 2016

    Register Now for Prospective School Board Member Workshop

    Voters will make many decisions on Election Day in November, including the selection of individuals to fill open seats on school boards throughout the County. The El Dorado County School Boards Association and the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) will host the Prospective School Board Member Workshop for those interested in serving our schools, students, and families. This workshop will take place at EDCOE on June 20, and provide information regarding the importance and duties of these...

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    New “Dual Status” Reform Strengthens Hope for At-Risk Youth

    00:00 AM - May 18, 2016

    New “Dual Status” Reform Strengthens Hope for At-Risk Youth

    Multiple El Dorado County Agencies, led by the County Probation Department, are taking a collaborative systems approach and launching a Dual Status Youth Reform program that enhances support for those who have been part of both juvenile justice and child welfare systems. The work is supported by a technical assistance grant provided by the Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center. Chief Probation Officer Brian Richart explained, “It’s an unfortunate situation when any child must encounter either system. Research...

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    Payroll Concepts Workshop Enhances Skills

    00:00 AM - May 16, 2016

    Payroll Concepts Workshop Enhances Skills

    In April, EDCOE hosted a professional development workshop for more than 25 payroll clerks, human resources staff, and supervisors. Our Business Services Department coordinates with the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) to incorporate expert speakers, dynamic presentations, and professional materials. Training and workshops held in Sacramento present a geographic challenge to some, but hosting the workshop locally allows employees from every corner of the county to attend. Topics in this workshop included new information for 2016, employee classifications, salary computations,...

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    Free Astronomy Day – Saturday, May 14

    00:00 AM - May 06, 2016

    Free Astronomy Day – Saturday, May 14

    Members of the community are invited to enjoy National Astronomy Day free-of-charge between 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Community Observatory in Placerville. Attendees will see the moon and Jupiter through various telescopes, view galaxies with an infinity camera, and participate in constellation tours. Families and children may also enjoy face painting and a photo booth. More than 1,000 community members attended Astronomy Day last fall – don’t miss out on this one!

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    GATE Program presentation educates public

    00:00 AM - May 06, 2016

    GATE Program presentation educates public

     The El Dorado County Office of Education and local school districts hosted a presentation on Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) on April 29, at EDCOE.  This free, annual event provided parents, students, school staff, and community members with valuable information on supporting and engaging GATE students. 

    Black Oak Mine Unified School District Student Services Coordinator and American River Charter Director Susan Whittington was this year’s featured speaker.  Ms. Whittington’s presentation - Demystifying the New State Standards & Preparing for the Future – provided parents with a wealth of information and...

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    Kids’ Expo Welcomes the Entire Community

    00:00 AM - May 06, 2016

    Kids’ Expo Welcomes the Entire Community

    Hundreds of children, families and community members attended Kids’ Expo, held at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 23. It was a beautiful day, and for the first time, the expo was held completely outdoors. Participants visited various booths to learn about local child care, education services and ask questions. Children of all ages participated in fun activities like face-painting, ring toss, and were treated to performances including ballet. Choices for Children produced the expo which has been free to attendees for more than 30 years.

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    Enroll Now for EDCOE Child Development Programs

    12:00 PM - May 05, 2016

    Enroll Now for EDCOE Child Development Programs

    The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Child Development Programs are now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Preschool and infant toddler programs provide an enriching, educational experience for children birth to five years of age. “We look forward to supporting the school readiness of children in El Dorado County by operating programs that support families and  foster the physical, social, emotional, language, and cognitive development of children during their first five years”  stated Mary Viegas, Executive Director of EDCOE Child Development Programs. 

    Applications for the Early Head...

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    Building Community, Building Hope – April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    00:00 AM - April 19, 2016

    Building Community, Building Hope – April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month – a time to acknowledge the importance of healthy families. Child abuse is not only a crime; it’s a costly one.  The Child Abuse Prevention Council is one of several El Dorado County agencies and organizations working to reduce risk factors and promote protective factors. Gail Healy, Council member and Assistant Executive Director Child Development Programs at the El Dorado County Office of Education, stated, ”We can’t...

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    Dedicated School Board Members Recognized

    00:00 AM - April 18, 2016

    Dedicated School Board Members Recognized

    At an awards ceremony on April 4, the El Dorado County School Boards Association (EDCSBA) recognized the outstanding contributions made by members who serve on county and district education boards. County Superintendent of Schools Ed Manansala, Ed.D. thanked all attendees for their contributions and remarked, "We are living in a time of pivotal change in education, and it's humbling to see the bold leadership and promise in this room."

    During the event, school districts and county-wide programs were highlighted in a presentation...

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    EDCOE Brings Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Together

    00:00 AM - April 14, 2016

    EDCOE Brings Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Together

    The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Special Services team hosted a lively ice cream social for families with deaf or hard of hearing students, on April 4. Children and families networked with each other, met with members of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing EDCOE team, and were provided with information regarding community resources. The ice cream was enjoyed by all while students participated in various activities such as crafts. Amy Andersen is the EDCOE Executive...

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    Quality Early Child Care Champion Wins Distinguished Service Award

    00:00 AM - April 12, 2016

    Quality Early Child Care Champion Wins Distinguished Service Award

    The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is proud to announce that Elizabeth Blakemore received the El Dorado County Association of California School Administrator’s Distinguished Service Award for her tireless work as an Assistant Director of Child Development Programs and Services. The county’s youngest students and families benefit from her services, which extend well beyond EDCOE-specific programs. EDCOE’s Executive Director of Child Development Programs Mary Viegas presented the award and expressed, “Elizabeth is extremely knowledgeable and skilled...

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    Gold Country Jazz Festival – Saturday, April 9

    00:00 AM - April 06, 2016

    Gold Country Jazz Festival – Saturday, April 9

    Hundreds of community members attended the Gold Country Jazz Festival (GCJF) on Saturday, April 9, hosted at the Pioneer Union School District (PUSD). The event showcased 19 bands that represented 13 El Dorado County schools, Granite Bay, and Elk Grove. Approximately 350 students performed over the course of the day with the Hot Club Faux Gitane providing entertainment during the lunch hour. 

    “The event highlighted the breadth of musical talent in our area, and I thank everyone who worked so...

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    El Dorado County Students Celebrate the Spoken Word

    00:00 AM - April 05, 2016

    El Dorado County Students Celebrate the Spoken Word

    Approximately 500 fourth through eighth-grade students represented their schools at the 38th annual Festival of Oral Interpretation hosted by Pioneer Union School District (PUSD). The event took place in a picture-perfect setting on a beautiful Wednesday in March. Small groups of children hurried to classrooms across campus to deliver interpretive performances of poetry and prose. After every performance, a volunteer evaluator, members of the audience and student peers gave the orators complimentary and suggestive advice.

    The event is not...

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    Kevin Monsma Named EDCOE Associate Superintendent of Educational Services

    00:00 AM - April 01, 2016

    Kevin Monsma Named EDCOE Associate Superintendent of Educational Services

    The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is pleased to announce the selection of Kevin Monsma as the new Associate Superintendent of Educational Services, effective July 1, 2016. “Mr. Monsma’s record of achievement, instructional expertise, and conviction to serve, will strengthen EDCOE and the county educational community as a whole,” County Superintendent of Schools Ed Manansala, Ed.D. stated, “EDCOE at the core is about excellence and service. Mr. Monsma’s core values and practice are in full alignment,...

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    El Dorado County Receives $1.9 Million for Career Technical Education

    00:00 AM - March 17, 2016

    El Dorado County Receives $1.9 Million for Career Technical Education

    The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) and 15 school districts combined resources to successfully apply for a grant which will funnel almost two million dollars into county and school programs. The primary focus of the grant is to expand and enhance technical education at all grade levels. Throughout El Dorado County, Career Technical Education (CTE) offers options to students that integrate core academic standards with technical and occupational knowledge in high-demand fields such as robotics,...

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    High Speed Internet Brought to BOMUSD

    00:00 AM - March 14, 2016

    High Speed Internet Brought to BOMUSD

    The Black Oak Mine Unified School District (BOMUSD) is excited to announce that some of the fastest connectivity in El Dorado County has arrived in its classrooms. Before the fiber connection was made, BOMUSD educators and staff were continuously challenged with sluggish, non-productive internet connectivity. Teachers can now conduct 21st century lessons with interactive, online components. For the first time, students are able to watch web-based videos in their classes. “BOMUSD just went from a dirt road to a four-lane highway...

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    Early Childhood Education Spring Articulation Meetings

    00:00 AM - March 11, 2016

    Early Childhood Education Spring Articulation Meetings

    Preschool, Pre-K, TK and Kindergarten Teachers are invited to a language arts workshop hosted by EDCOE and First 5 El Dorado, focused on "Building on Phonological Awareness.” The meeting will be held in two different locations for convenience.

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016
    4:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
    El Dorado County Office of Education, Room D-4
    6767 Green Valley Road, Placerville

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016
    4:00 p.m.— 6:00 p.m.
    Lake Tahoe Unified School District, Board Room
    1021 Al...

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    Charter University Prep Teacher Receives Top Award

    00:00 AM - March 08, 2016

    The California Arts Council has awarded Charter University Prep’s (CUPrep) Kate Wells the Teacher Hero Award of 2016, for her work with the Poetry Out Loud program. For 11 years, the Poetry Out Loud competition has encouraged the nation's youth to learn about poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. Students compete at the local level and can advance to state and national levels. The Hero Award was established to acknowledge the remarkable work done in...

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    Charter Community School Students Learn Through Outdoor Class

    00:00 AM - March 03, 2016

    Charter Community School (CCS) students recently completed a Wilderness Outdoor Skills class designed to help students learn to appreciate our area’s surroundings while working together to focus on resourcefulness, problem solving, and positive life skills. The outdoor class reflects the program’s mission of making learning fun and relevant. 

    The class embarked on a trip to Kyburz where students examined the topography of the wilderness.  Throughout this excursion students also strengthened communication skills, reinforced their trust for one another, and developed basic survival skills that will benefit them throughout their lives....

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    Technology Opens New Doors for Incarcerated Students

    00:00 AM - February 17, 2016

    Technology Opens New Doors for Incarcerated Students

    Article co-written by a Golden Ridge 8th grade student

    Golden Ridge students at the El Dorado County Juvenile Hall in Placerville are now using Google Chromebooks to enhance technological knowledge and further their education. The devices deliver differentiated instruction, selected by the teacher, which allows access to standards-based curriculum in every subject area. “These devices make it possible to easily tailor assignments for 25 students across grades 8 through 12 where it can be challenging to conduct whole-group...

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    Local Partnerships Help Families in Need

    00:00 AM - February 05, 2016

    In December, El Dorado Disposal joined with El Dorado County Office of Education's Charter Community School (CCS) staff to provide food boxes to community members who need them most. The agencies collected and distributed holiday meal boxes, which included turkey and fixings to ensure a healthy, happy holiday.

    Local Partnerships Help Families in Need

    "Our community is incredibly giving," David Publicover, Executive Director for the EDCOE Charter Programs, noted. "We would like to thank El Dorado Disposal for working with our staff to care for many of...

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    Cutting Edge, Outdoor Education in the Heart of El Dorado County

    00:00 AM - February 04, 2016

    Coloma Outdoor Discovery School (CODS) is a nonprofit, outdoor education center that has offered engaging programs for 25 years and is located in the Historic Coloma Valley of El Dorado County. CODS offers one to four day experiences in the areas of Gold Rush History, Eco-Science, Ropes Course Challenge and team building courses. Students of all ages are led by a team of highly-trained naturalists through a wonderland of explorations at CODS’ campus and Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.

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    Free Spring Education Job Fair - This Saturday (Jan. 30)

    00:00 AM - January 26, 2016

     California's Teacher Drought

    The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is partnering with Brandman University to host an education hiring event for EDCOE county-wide programs and school districts. Attendees will receive information and application instructions for certificated and classified positions, including substitute opportunities. Individual programs and school districts will be onsite to answer questions and meet face-to-face with potential new employees.

    Saturday, January 30, 2016
    9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    El Dorado County Office of Education
    6767 Green Valley Rd.,...

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    County Board Hears From Camino School District

    00:00 AM - January 22, 2016

    County Board Hears From Camino School District  County Board Hears From Camino School District

    Camino Union School District students joined Assistant Principal and Charter School Administrator Boyd Holler and presented to the County Board of Education on Tuesday, January 5. The presentations featured the innovative and engaging programs taught at the Camino Science and Natural Resources Charter School.

    Several eighth grade students spoke about various methods of recycling e-waste and highlighted a comprehensive robotics program, complete with demonstrations. “These are programs we are truly passionate...

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    Ed Manansala, Ed.D. Appointed County Superintendent

    00:00 AM - January 05, 2016

    Ed Manansala, Ed.D

    The El Dorado County Board of Education is pleased to announce that Ed Manansala, Ed.D. was sworn in as El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools on Tuesday, January 5, after a thorough recruitment, selection, and vetting process. 

    “El Dorado County is a special place where everyone in the community is truly committed to providing a high-quality education for all students,” Dr. Manansala stated. “It is an honor and privilege to be selected for this role and to continue to support the fine...

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    Charter Career Prep Students Explore the Future of Robotics

    00:00 AM - December 18, 2015

    Charter Career Prep Students Explore the Future of Robotics

    EDCOE's Charter Career Prep school has introduced an innovative program examining the world of robotics through the career technical elements of programming, mechanical design, construction, and testing. This high energy program engages and challenges students to create robots from a box of metal strips, platforms, motors, and batteries.

    The program, which was designed by Career Prep teacher Doug Booker, provides students with real-world skills including collaboration, problem solving, computer science, and project management. Students focus on...

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    Charter University Prep Play Thrills Audience

    00:00 AM - December 15, 2015

     Charter University Prep Play Thrills Audience

    Students, families and community members were glued to the stage, as Charter University Prep Drama students performed the thriller You Didn’t Say it Was Haunted by Michael Flynn. “The students rehearsed for many weeks and completed the experience by designing and producing the realistic set,” Principal Mike Harris noted. “They brought their characters to life with hard work and dedication.”

    In the story, a movie director endeavors to make the scariest film ever and rents an old mansion. He...

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    Youth Commission Contributes to County Wellness

    00:00 AM - December 11, 2015

    Youth Commission Contributes to County Wellness

    The El Dorado County Youth Commission attended the “Health Through My Eyes” (HTME) PhotoVoice training on December 2, where they learned to capture and record their life and community experiences through photography and stories. This workshop focused on what contributes to good or poor health in El Dorado County and included group discussions about certain photographs and what they signify. Workshop trainers included Kristine Oase Guth and Lesley Coovelis of the El Dorado County Health & Human Services Public Health Division.

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    EDCOE Collects Presents for Community Members

    00:00 AM - December 09, 2015

    EDCOE Collects Presents for Community Members

    The EDCOE Giving Tree collection site is accepting donations that will help hundreds of less fortunate individuals and families celebrate this holiday season. Community members visit tree sites throughout El Dorado County to discover how many children need presents and return with their purchases. 

    The program is a collaborative effort between the El Dorado County Office of Education Child Development Program and Choices for Children and provides clients with gifts for the holidays. These two organizations offer early care and education...

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    Community Input Meeting and Survey for New County Superintendent

    00:00 AM - December 03, 2015

    The El Dorado County Board of Education held a regularly scheduled meeting on December 1, and has opened the application window for the County Superintendent of Schools. 

    Community Input Meeting

    The public is invited to a Community Input Meeting where recommendations and suggestions can be made regarding items such as preferred characteristics of candidates. This meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 15, between 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The El Dorado County Office of Education – 6767 Green Valley Rd., Placerville 95667, conference rooms B1-3. Please RSVP to Eileen Hartley at...

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    Application Period Open for El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools

    00:00 AM - December 02, 2015

    The El Dorado County Board of Education held a regularly scheduled meeting on December 1, and has opened the application window for the County Superintendent of Schools. Board Trustees heard from several community members about desired characteristics of a new County Superintendent and established criteria for applicants. View criteria HERE.

    The application and job parameters may be found HERE, and submissions are due by 5 p.m. on December 21. The Board will evaluate the qualifications of each...

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    Charter Home Study Academy’s Craft Faire Brings Delights

    00:00 AM - November 20, 2015

    Students, families, and educators came together and enjoyed beautiful crafts and tasty food produced by Charter Home Study Academy (CHSA) transitional kindergarten through eighth grade students at their 18th Annual Craft Faire, on November 19.  The multipurpose room at CHSA, located at the Charles Brown Education Center, was buzzing with activity as student vendors sold their homemade creations to appreciative customers of all ages. Students eagerly participated in the project by creating their own small business models and promoting and selling their products at the big event. 

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    Training Helps Provide Fiscal Stability

    00:00 AM - November 10, 2015

    Many school district Chief Financial Officers (CFO) attended a Fiscal Topics workshop and gained valuable fiscal tools and guidance, on Monday, November 9, hosted by EDCOE Business Services. Directors Roslynne Manansala-Smith, Diane Lacombe and Bob Steponovich presented on Local Control Funding Formula, Special Education and Standardized Account Code Structure Criteria & Standards. 

    Training Helps Provide Fiscal Stability

    CFOs brought their own specific questions and financial spreadsheets for hands-on review. “The training was interactive and provided information that will greatly benefit our school district,” Pollock Pines Elementary School...

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    Are you interested in a flexible, part-time career?

    00:00 AM - November 05, 2015

    El Dorado County is a destination for education and an amazing place to work. Students and families benefit greatly from steadfastly dedicated and highly-qualified educators who consistently deliver high-quality education to our students. EDCOE is looking for individuals to fill various substitute positions that will help support our county-wide programs and school districts.

    Are you interested in a flexible, part-time career? 

    Do you want to make a difference and enjoy working with children? You may qualify to be a guest K-12...

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    Teachers Gain Language Tools at Fall Institute

    00:00 AM - November 05, 2015

    Students across El Dorado County continue to learn as fall turns into winter, but they are not the only ones currently strengthening their knowledge. The EDCOE Fall Institute brought more than 120 teachers from El Dorado County, Mono County and Sacramento County together and provided valuable, new information regarding the state standards that will empower teachers to successfully increase student proficiency levels.

    Teachers Gain Language Tools at Fall Institute

    The EDCOE Professional Development Department hosted sessions on September 29, and October 21, at the Cameron Park Community...

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    Students Shine a Light on Silver Fork School

    00:00 AM - November 02, 2015

    Students presented a wonderful glimpse into the extraordinary experience of attending Silver Fork School to El Dorado County Board of Education Trustees, during their regularly meeting on Tuesday, October 6. Nestled in the mountains of the town of Kyburz, the school, educators, families and community members are one big family that takes care of sixteen TK-8 students. Older students mentor the younger students throughout the day, building life-long bonds.

    Students Shine a Light on Silver Fork School

    “It’s truly a unique and very special place to grow...

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    EDC Sheriff's Office Delivers Life Lessons to Students

    00:00 AM - October 29, 2015

    Camino Union School District (CUSD) students were treated to a fun and eye-opening educational experience provided by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office for Red Ribbon Week on Thursday, October 29. More than a dozen sheriff deputies spent the entire morning giving presentations on the importance of safety, health and staying drug-free.

    EDC Sheriff's Office Delivers Life Lessons to Students      EDC Sheriff's Office Delivers Life Lessons to Students

    “It is amazing to be able to give our students a life-long memory...

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    Extended Day Comes Back to School ‘Funtastically’

    00:00 AM - October 14, 2015

    Extended Day child care team members from EDCOE were welcomed back from summer break with an “It’s Funtastic!” in-service training day.  The in-service, which is part of a regular professional development model, allowed staff to gain crucial knowledge on a variety of topics designed to ensure that Extended Day continues to provide outstanding service to families in the community. 

     Extended Day Comes Back to School ‘Funtastically’

    Guest speakers presented information on different ways to provide fun and engaging program elements for students, and in addition there was...

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    Charter University Prep Student Test Scores Shine

    00:00 AM - October 13, 2015

    Students across California took new, electronic assessments this last spring, and El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Charter University Prep is pleased to announce that their students scored exceptionally well. In English, 75% of 7th grade, 100% of 8th grade, and 97% of 11th grade students scored “meeting or exceeding” the state standards – a level of scores achieved by very few schools in the state. In math, 7th, 8th, and 11th grade students scored well, like many other schools in El Dorado County, which is among the highest...

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    More than 1000 guests enjoy “Super Eclipse” at Community Observatory

    00:00 AM - October 12, 2015

    With another record nighttime crowd in a single month, the Community Observatory in Placerville hosted over one thousand guests, during the Harvest Moon Super Eclipse on Sunday, September 27. Lawn chairs and blankets covered the hillside, as many families came together and attended the eclipse viewing, beginning at sunset and ending around 10 p.m.

    More than 1000 guests enjoy “Super Eclipse” at Community Observatory

    Despite the threat of an overcast sky, the clouds parted at sunset to reveal the total lunar eclipse of a Super Moon. The...

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    Charter Career Prep Students Learn by Doing

    00:00 AM - October 09, 2015

    Charter Career Prep students recently completed an innovative project that strengthened students’ math and critical thinking skills by designing and manufacturing scale model pool tables at every stage. The engaging, fun project is typical of the program, which emphasizes making learning relevant through hands-on projects and vocational opportunities.

    Charter Career Prep Students Learn by Doing

    Students individually design their pool tables and then collaborate in groups of two or three to bring their ideas to life. El Dorado County Office of Education Charter Career Prep educators are...

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    Roping in Quality Education

    00:00 AM - October 07, 2015

    Charter Community School leadership students spent Thursday, September 10, challenging themselves, working as a team, problem solving and overcoming fears on the Mother Lode River Center Ropes Course in Lotus. First, they strengthened their leadership and communication skills solving problems on lower level obstacles then moved on as a group to high level obstacles, including “Leap of Faith,” “Rock Wall Climbing” and “High Wire Walk.”

    Roping in Quality Education     Roping in Quality Education

    The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Charter Community...

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    Hundreds Run for the Gold!

    00:00 AM - September 30, 2015

    Over 300 students from more than 30 El Dorado County schools ran 1K/2K/5K races on Saturday, September 26, during the Run for the Gold! – a fundraising race benefitting the Boys and Girls Club Western Slope. Students in grades 1-8 traversed courses plotted on Union Mine High School’s picturesque campus and were greeted by the loudly cheering audience at the finish on the 50 yard line of the football field. Attendees enjoyed watching the races, listening to music and eating hotdogs, all while supporting a great cause.

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    More than 700 explore the sky on Astronomy Day

    00:00 AM - September 29, 2015

    At their biggest evening event ever, the Community Observatory in Placerville saw an unprecedented number of participants during their beautiful Family Space Night celebrating Fall Astronomy Day and International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, September 19. Attendees viewed the stars through various telescopes, followed the moon and planets traveling across the sky, participated in constellation tours, heard from various expert presenters and saw demonstrations on subjects like comets and spectroscopes. The newly added Kid’s Zone had more than 400 visitors and provided fun experiences like face...

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    El Dorado County BTSA Induction supports new teachers

    00:00 AM - September 18, 2015

    EDCOE’s Professional Development Department hosted an orientation for new teachers enrolled in the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Induction program the evening of Tuesday, September 15. The comprehensive program is designed to support new teachers during the first two years in the profession. 

    El Dorado County BTSA Induction supports new teachers

    “The evening was filled with excitement and many highly-qualified professionals eager to enhance their teaching skills,” Professional Development Director Jill Morton stated. “I’m so proud of these amazing individuals and their commitment to their...

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    Youth Commission application deadline - Oct. 2

    00:00 AM - September 17, 2015

    Youth Commission application deadline - Oct. 2

    The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and EDCOE are accepting applications for the 2015-2016 El Dorado County Youth Commission. To be eligible, the student must be a resident of El Dorado County, enrolled in 8th – 12th grade during the 2015‐2016 school year and be at least 12 years of age. Applications are due Friday, October 2. 

    Click here for an application >>

    Please submit your application to EDCOE; attention Lisa Boyle; 6767...

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    EDCOE Innovation Grants run strong for a second year

    00:00 AM - September 14, 2015

    During the 2014-15 school year, a dozen EDCOE Innovation Grants were awarded to classrooms to assist teachers in meeting the learning needs of students in a rapidly changing world. The grants helped stimulate educator creative thinking and close the achievement gap. After a comprehensive application process this spring, EDCOE awarded another 10 grants to classrooms throughout El Dorado County for the 2015-2016 school year. The majority of the new equipment was installed over the summer break by EDCOE’s Information Technology Department.

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    Free Astronomy Day at Community Observatory – Sept. 19

    00:00 AM - September 11, 2015

    Members of the community are invited to enjoy Astronomy Day, Family Space Night and International Observe the Moon Night absolutely free on Saturday, September 19, at the Community Observatory located in Placerville. Attendees will have the chance to see the stars through various telescopes, follow planets or the moon traveling across the sky and participate in constellation tours. Various presentations will be given throughout the evening by knowledgeable experts. The event is no-cost and open to the public. 

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    Curriculum and Instructional Leaders discuss innovative learning experiences

    00:00 AM - September 10, 2015

    Educators across El Dorado County came together at a regular Curriculum and Instructional Leaders Council (CILC) meeting on Wednesday, September 9, to discuss the implementation of the latest developments in curriculum, professional development opportunities and tools for our classrooms. EDCOE hosts these monthly meetings, which are comprised of representatives from EDCOE and El Dorado County's fifteen school districts.

    Curriculum and Instructional Leaders discuss innovative learning experiences  Curriculum and Instructional Leaders discuss innovative learning experiences

    These CILC meetings also provide a venue for educators...

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    EDCOE helps incarcerated youth succeed with technology

    00:00 AM - September 02, 2015

    Rite of Passage Charter High School recently became one of the first programs in California to implement Chrome book computer tablets and Google Applications for Education (GAFE) in the classrooms for incarcerated youth. Teachers are excited about the opportunities this technology presents to enhance lessons and student engagement. “The new tools and blended curriculum will build a more solid foundation for these students to stand on, once released. It is a daring, new program, and I look forward to watching these children thrive because of it,” El...

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    Community Groups Deliver Student Backpacks for Start of School

    00:00 AM - September 01, 2015

    The new school year has begun in El Dorado County, and many students started off with a brand new backpack filled with school supplies due to the generosity of the Placerville Rotary Club, Placerville California Highway Patrol Senior Volunteers, and the Placerville Chapter of the Widowed Persons Association of California over the summer. 

    Several hundred backpacks were delivered to the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) this summer and then distributed to students to help them prepare for future success. All three organizations were recognized by the El Dorado...

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    Latrobe School District students advocate for our environment

    00:00 AM - September 01, 2015

    Latrobe School District’s 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grade Nature Bowl teams recently competed in the Nature Bowl held in Coloma and advanced to state finals at Sacramento State. Several students proudly presented their “enviromercials” to El Dorado County Board of Education Trustees, at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 1. “It is so awesome to see what these talented, young individuals can do at their age and in a short amount of time,” Board Trustee Georgianne Knight expressed. “These children will make great impacts on our future, and it’s such a...

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    Special Services Symposium empowers employees for a new school year

    00:00 AM - August 20, 2015

    EDCOE’s Special Services Resource Team hosted their 2nd Annual “All Together Better Symposium” on Friday, August 7, providing a full day of professional development and team networking for nearly 200 staff members, including teachers, instructional assistants, speech and language pathologists, nursing staff, bus drivers and school psychologists.

    EDCOE’s Special Services Resource Team hosted their 2nd Annual “All Together Better Symposium” on Friday, August 7, providing a full day of professional development and team networking for nearly 200 staff members, including teachers, instructional assistants, speech and language pathologists, nursing staff,...
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    El Dorado County welcomes students back to school

    00:00 AM - August 12, 2015

    The first week of the 2015-16 school year is underway, as EDCOE and El Dorado County’s school districts deliver excellence in education. Students are beginning this year full of curiosity and excitement, while educators are harnessing that energy to help each child become successful!

    El Dorado County welcomes students back to school

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    El Dorado County Community Health Survey

    00:00 AM - August 03, 2015

    The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency Public Health Division would like to invite you to be part of the dialogue for creating a healthier community!

    Click here to take the survey now >>

    WHAT:  We’d like to know what you think are the most important health issues in this county; what resources already exist that can help and what else is needed; and your ideas for improving people’s health. 

    HOW:    We will be meeting with community members and various...

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    Youth Commission survey benefits local community

    00:00 AM - July 30, 2015

    The El Dorado County Youth Commission (YC) presented their end-of-year report to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors (BOS) on June 2. The survey focused on high school seniors in the county and how the results will drive the YC’s decision on next year's projects. Seniors were asked a series of questions regarding county activities, outdoor recreation, concerns for youth, whether they will stay or return to the county after high school and college, and what would entice them back to the county.

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    Enroll now for EDCOE Child Development Programs

    04:00 AM - July 24, 2015

    The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Child Development Programs are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. These programs provide an enriching preschool experience for children ages 3 to 5 years. Both full-cost and income-eligible subsidized families may apply for children turning three or four years old on or before September 1, 2015.

    Enroll now for EDCOE Child Development Programs

    For more registration information, click here >>

    State Preschool and Head Start offer high-quality early educational experiences....

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    Summer Symposium empowers educators with new tools

    00:00 AM - July 16, 2015

    Students are now on summer break and will greatly benefit from the time teachers and school administrators are spending to enhance educational experiences.  For two days in June, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) held the third annual Summer Symposium at Rolling Hills Middle School in El Dorado Hills to provide educational and curricular knowledge and professional development for teachers and school administrators in the county. 

    Summer Symposium empowers educators with new tools

    Attendees at this popular event participated in hands-on workshops, heard from guest...

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    Committed to Educational Excellence Awards recognize outstanding students

    00:00 AM - June 24, 2015

    The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) awarded more than 5,000 Committed to Educational Excellence Awards to outstanding students in preschool through twelfth grade throughout El Dorado County, at the end of this school year. Individual schools determined their own criteria to recognize up to 20 percent of their student body. The criteria may include scholastic achievement, outstanding citizenship, significant educational improvement, athletics, performing arts, community service, attendance and more.

    Committed to Educational Excellence Awards recognize outstanding students.

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    El Dorado Trade School (now Charter Career Prep) continues extraordinary program

    00:00 AM - May 29, 2015

    The El Dorado County Office of Education’s (EDCOE) El Dorado Trade School has been renamed Charter Career Prep, effective July 1. Located on Pleasant Valley Rd. in the town of El Dorado, the school delivers high-quality, career-focused education to students in grades 7 through 12. The program offers hands-on projects and vocational opportunities to make learning relevant in today’s competitive job market. The name change comes after a comprehensive survey of students, teachers, staff and parents.

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    EDCOE innovation grants propel student achievement

    00:00 AM - May 21, 2015

    During the 2014-15 school year, El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Innovation Grants helped more than a dozen classrooms across the county enhance student engagement, provide high-quality instruction and close the achievement gap. After a thorough application process last spring, EDCOE awarded grants up to $12,000 straight to classrooms. Teachers in El Dorado County built their individual vision and framework for these unique classroom grants and have brought their ideas to life for their students.

    EDCOE innovation grants propel student achievement

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    El Dorado County home to three 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools

    00:00 AM - May 19, 2015

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has announced that 193 middle schools and 180 high schools have been honored under the state’s new Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program, which is temporarily taking the place of the California Distinguished Schools Program. “These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching,” Torlakson said. “They provide great examples of the things educators are doing right—embracing rigorous academic standards, providing excellence and creativity in teaching, and creating a positive school climate.”

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    EDCOE employees deliver excellence in education for the 21st century

    00:00 AM - May 13, 2015

    The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) presented the annual ‘Excellence in Education Award’ to Program Coordinator Sheila Silan on Tuesday, May 5. The award is given to one person in the organization, regardless of their position, who exemplifies the award’s namesake by being the embodiment of teamwork, innovation, collaboration and commitment to the success of all students in El Dorado County.

    EDCOE employees deliver excellence in education for the 21st century

    Sheila is a champion of all students and works tirelessly to provide high-quality services...

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    Charter Alternative Programs Awarded a Six Year Term of Accreditation

    00:00 AM - May 11, 2015

    The El Dorado County Office of Education’s (EDCOE) Charter Alternative Programs were recently awarded a six-year term of school accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The six year accreditation, which is the longest term available, is formal recognition on the part of WASC as to the very high caliber of our Charter educational programs, which included all K-12 programs. 

    A five person visiting committee from WASC completed a three day review of our programs March 9- 11, and the WASC team was very impressed with the...

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    Foster Youth Symposium drives awareness and increases volunteers

    06:00 AM - May 07, 2015

    Over 40 community leaders came together on Monday, May 4, to identify ways to improve the lives of foster children in the area. The Foster Awareness Network (FAN) hosts this annual symposium at the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE), bringing together professionals and agencies who work with foster children to exchange ideas and work proactively to enhance current programs. This year, the group evaluated strategies used to raise awareness regarding foster care and services in El Dorado County.

    “We endeavor to discover areas of opportunity...

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    EDCOE conserves water for community

    06:00 AM - May 06, 2015

    In response to the current drought and the Governor’s proclamation for a 25 percent reduction in water consumption, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is leading by example and taking the necessary steps to conserve as much as possible. “We are dedicating the resources necessary to implement a responsible plan that does not damage our infrastructure,” Superintendent of Schools Jeremy M Meyers said. “We must all do our part, as we get through this dry spell together.”

    EDCOE conserves water for community

    Several...

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    GATE Program presentation educates public

    04:00 AM - May 04, 2015

    The El Dorado County Office of Education and local school districts hosted a presentation on Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) on April 29, at the El Dorado County Office of Education.  This free, annual event provided parents, students, school staff, and community members with valuable information on supporting and engaging GATE students.  

    Black Oak Mine Unified School District Student Services Coordinator and American River Charter Director Susan Whittington was this year’s featured speaker.  Ms. Whittington’s presentation - Demystifying the New State Standards & Preparing for the Future – provided parents...

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    Runners stampede to raise money for camp scholarships

    05:00 AM - April 28, 2015

    Over 250 runners and volunteers participated in the second annual Sugarloaf Stampede on Saturday, April 18, benefitting the Sugarloaf Station Foundation – a nonprofit organization that grants partial scholarships to students who attend the Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp during the summer. Students, parents, teachers, community members and their families ran or walked 5k, 10k and 10-mile courses on the El Dorado Trail and afterwards enjoyed music, food, vendors and raffle prizes.

    Runners stampede to raise money for camp scholarships

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    Electronic assessments help support student success

    07:00 AM - April 24, 2015

    Students throughout El Dorado County have begun the new computerized assessments known as Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) exams. The assessments are new, computer-based tests that measure student knowledge of California’s English language arts and mathematics standards. These assessments replace the former paper-based, multiple-choice assessments for students in grades 3-8 and 11. Educators – from K-12 to higher education – were deeply involved in the design, testing and scoring of these new assessments. Pilot testing took place across the county last year.

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    School board members recognized

    12:00 PM - March 04, 2015

    School board members recognized

    Every year, the El Dorado County School Boards Association takes a moment to recognize the outstanding work done by members who sit on the district school boards throughout the county. On March 2, awards were presented in five different categories:

    Educational Statesmanship: John Parker, Mother Lode Union School District. Board members serve endless hours in a variety of ways that enrich and improve the educational experience for all students, including advocating for public education in the community.

    Leader in Boardsmanship: Kevin...

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    EDCOE champions education in El Dorado County at Board of Supervisors

    00:00 AM - February 27, 2015

    EDCOE champions education in El Dorado County at Board of Supervisors

    On Tuesday, February 24, Superintendent of Schools Jeremy M. Meyers made a comprehensive presentation to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors about recent changes in education, El Dorado County school districts, EDCOE’s programs and services and how fortunate we are to have such high-quality education delivered to the children of this county. He highlighted the fact that in 2014, 10 El Dorado County schools were honored as California Distinguished schools. Since 1988, more...

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    Ponderosa wins 2015 Academic Decathlon

    00:00 AM - February 11, 2015

    On Saturday, February 7, Ponderosa High School took first place as a team during this year’s Academic Decathlon held at Oak Ridge High School. The Academic Decathlon provides academic competitions which promote learning and academic excellence through teamwork. A unique aspect of the Academic Decathlon is that it is designed to include students of all academic abilities and achievement levels. Students are tested in the areas of art, economics, essay, interview, literature, math, music, science and speech, and it’s all capped off with the Super Quiz — the highlight of...

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    Register for the 2015 Sugarloaf Stampede

    00:00 AM - December 18, 2014

    Register for the 2015 Sugarloaf Stampede

    Come for a walk/run, and have some fun! - April 18, 2015

    Register here >>

    Enjoy this part-paved, part-dirt, out and back course along the El Dorado Trail in the beautiful foothills of El Dorado County. Finish the day with music, raffle prizes and awards ceremony following the race.

    Proceeds benefit the Sugarloaf Station Foundation — a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to students who attend the Sugarloaf...

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    JDRF Salmon Falls 50k – February 28, 2015

    00:00 AM - December 15, 2014

    The Northern California Inland Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) will host the Salmon Falls 50k race on Saturday, February 28, 2015. All proceeds go toward finding a cure for type 1 diabetes and supporting those who currently live with the disease. The Salmon Falls 50K is a point to point trail race, beginning at the Magnolia Ranch and finishing at Folsom Point State Park. For more information and to register, visit the events page at http://norcal.jdrf.org/

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    Community generously gives to Gift Trees

    00:00 AM - December 10, 2014

    Gifts are pouring into various Community Gift Tree locations to help hundreds of less fortunate individuals and families celebrate this holiday season. Community members visit the tree sites to find out how many children need presents and return with their purchases.

    Community generously gives to Gift Trees     Community generously gives to Gift Trees

    The program is a collaborative effort between the El Dorado County Office of Education Child Development Program and Choices for Children and provides clients with gifts for the holidays. These...

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    El Dorado County schools prepare for incoming storm

    00:00 AM - December 09, 2014

    Rain, snow and high winds are expected in the El Dorado County area later this week. School districts and county-wide programs are taking precautions in advance of this storm to keep campuses safe. Actions include, but are not limited to, cleaning gutters and downspouts, removing questionable tree limbs, clearing walkways, driveways and roads of leaves, removing debris from large drains to eliminate flooding and ensuring buses are prepared for any weather conditions.

    “Proactive preparation is crucial, and we will remain flexible and always do what is best...

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    EDCOE Innovation Grants deliver 21st century classrooms

    00:00 AM - December 03, 2014

    After a thorough application process last spring, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) awarded more than a dozen classroom grants up to $12,000 to help teachers enhance student engagement, provide innovative instruction and close the achievement gap. Building on a crucial partnership, funding for these grants came from EDCOE and the El Dorado Community Foundation to benefit classrooms across the county’s school districts and county-wide programs.

    EDCOE Innovation Grants deliver 21st century classrooms

    “The implementation of these grants is capitalizing on both emerging technologies and...

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    El Dorado County Board of Education Trustees sworn in

    00:00 AM - December 02, 2014

    Although none are new to their crucial responsibilities, trustees on the El Dorado County Board of Education were sworn in at their regularly scheduled meeting today. We would like to acknowledge those who step up to fill this vital role that board trustees play in public education.

     From left to right: John Lane, Georgianne Knight, Debbie Akin, Heidi Weiland, Rich Fischer.

    From left to right: John Lane, Georgianne Knight, Debbie Akin, Heidi Weiland, Rich Fischer.

    Our Board of Education serves four‐year terms in its position of public...

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    EDCOE collecting coats for El Dorado County students

    00:00 AM - November 19, 2014

    Colder weather is here! The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Coat Drive is making sure students stay warm throughout the county. Through their annual coat drive, EDCOE is accepting donations of new coats – infant to adult sizes. Coats may be dropped off before December 12, 2014 to the El Dorado County Office of Education, 6767 Green Valley Road, Placerville 95667, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

    EDCOE collecting coats for El Dorado County students

    “Our students come from diverse backgrounds, and their...

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    Extended Day Program an example of why California ranks #1 in after school programs

    08:00 AM - November 10, 2014

    A national survey conducted by the Afterschool Alliance has distinguished California as the leading state in after school programs with strong student participation and high program satisfaction among parents. “These programs are helping our children learn and stay safe after school, while helping working parents keep their jobs,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

    Extended Day Program an example of why California ranks #1 in after school programs

    In El Dorado County, students and families benefit from the high-quality services provided by public education and...

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    Youth Commissioners shadow County Supervisors

    00:00 AM - November 10, 2014

    On Tuesday, November 4, the El Dorado County Youth Commission participated in their annual Shadow Day with the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. During Shadow Day, the Youth Commissioners meet the Supervisors and sit with them during one of their regularly scheduled meetings to learn about how local government, issues and policies are managed. The students also learned a lot about leadership responsibilities within the community and how to run a formal meeting.

    Youth Commissioners shadow County Supervisors

    Each year, students are appointed to the Youth...

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    PK/TK/K Articulation Meeting brings teachers together to better prepare students for school

    00:00 AM - October 28, 2014

    Pre-kindergarten, transitional kindergarten and kindergarten teachers from public education and the community attended the “Let’s Make and Take Math” Games Workshop in October, where they learned techniques to improve student achievement and practiced new games that will make learning math very fun! Hosted by EDCOE, this PK/TK/K Articulation Meeting brought private and public teachers together to enhance their abilities to prepare children for their next big step in education.

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    El Dorado County Track & Field Championships - May 16, 2015

    08:00 AM - October 22, 2014

    El Dorado County Track & Field Championships - May 16, 2015

    Save the Date!

    The Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County Western Slope would like to announce the creation of the El Dorado County Track & Field Championships, which will be open to El Dorado County students in grades 4 through 8 who wish to compete for county-wide track and field titles. The championships will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Union Mine High School’s football field....

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    Special Services All Together Better Symposium brings entire team closer

    00:00 AM - October 22, 2014

    In October, the Special Services Department’s “All Together Better” Symposium brought all of their team members together and provided professional development, knowledge, tips and tools to further enhance their skills. It was a great opportunity for more than 200 employees to share stories, ideas and learn some new information that will benefit the students enrolled in the department’s various programs.

     Special Services All Together Better Symposium brings entire team closer     Special Services All Together Better Symposium brings entire team closer

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    Read for the Record day - Oct. 21

    00:00 AM - October 21, 2014

    Today is Read for the Record day, and El Dorado County is joining people across the country to read the children’s book Bunny Cakes.

    Today is Read for the Record day, and El Dorado County is joining people across the country to read the children’s book Bunny Cakes.

    It is a comical story of sibling bonding and birthday shenanigans, by bestselling author and illustrator Rosemary Wells, in support of Jumpstart’s mission: to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Read for...

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    El Dorado County libraries – so much more than books…

    12:00 PM - October 18, 2014

    Visit your local library for a chance to win a Kindle Fire!

    Whether you are reading a book to your infant, researching periodicals for your school paper or scanning the web to determine your next career move, the El Dorado County libraries provide a multitude of traditional and 21st century programs and tools to the public. There are six library branches in El Dorado County, which were visited by more than 610,000 people between July 2013 and July 2014, and approximately 34,000 individuals attended...

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    Thank you for efforts against King Fire

    12:00 PM - September 23, 2014

    By El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Jeremy M. Meyers

    I would like to personally thank the thousands of workers and volunteers from all of our local and state agencies for their courage and tireless efforts to protect our communities from the devastating effects of the King Fire. I would also like to thank our school district superintendents, administrators, educators and staff for their leadership and prompt action to ensure our students’ safety.

    Our thoughts continue to be with all of those impacted by the fire, and...

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    King Fire support

    00:00 AM - September 18, 2014

    Various geographical areas throughout El Dorado County have been impacted by the King Fire, and EDCOE and the school districts are doing whatever is necessary to keep students and families safe. EDCOE will continue to support school districts and our county programs as informed decisions are made in collaboration with the Emergency Operations Center and Incident Command. 

    For current information on the fire, click here>>

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    Charter students earn high honors in national contest

    12:00 PM - September 10, 2014

    Several Charter University Prep (CUPrep) students earned high honors in the recent National Fleet Reserve 2014 Essay Contest. The local Fleet Reserve Association sponsors the essay contest open to all 7th through 12th graders in El Dorado County. Essays are submitted to local chapters, and the first place winners are sent to regional chapters; regional winners compete at the national level. The prompt for this year's essay was "The Bill of Rights and Me."

    In the local contest, CUPrep students’ essays awarded high honors:  

    • Sam Trowbridge, 1st place –...

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      EDCOE Pearson Vue Testing Center now open

      12:00 PM - September 05, 2014

      The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) celebrated the grand opening of its new Pearson Vue Testing Center on Friday, September 5 located at 6767 Green Valley Rd. Placerville, CA 95667 (Bldg. E). Attendees toured the center and learned about the many testing and certification services available, as well as the educational services offered through the EDCOE Adult Education Program.

      EDCOE Pearson Vue Testing Center now open   EDCOE Pearson Vue Testing Center now open

      The center provides a variety of testing opportunities for...

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      Letter to the Editor: Head Start and Early Head Start Grants

      17:00 PM - August 29, 2014

      By El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Jeremy M. Meyers

      On June 17, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) secured the necessary funding to continue our Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, preserving many jobs and supporting children ages birth through 5 and families on their path to self-sufficiency and life preparedness. EDCOE was successful in its award by committing to rigorous, national program standards and staffing criteria in accordance with requirements established by the federal government, which funds the grants. Applications that do not meet these requirements...

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      Youth Commission Accepting Applications

      08:00 AM - August 26, 2014

      Youth Commission Accepting Applications

      The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and the El Dorado County Office of Education are accepting applications for the 2014-15 El Dorado County Youth Commission, which provides students the opportunity to become involved with their community and make a positive difference. Students must be at least 12 years of age and are appointed by the County Board of Supervisors to help develop and express the opinions, ideas, and visions of El Dorado County youth by partnering with local government and community decision-makers....

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      EDCOE Pearson Vue Testing Center Grand Opening

      12:00 PM - August 18, 2014

      The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) invites the community to celebrate the grand opening of its new Pearson Vue Testing Center on Friday, September 5, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 6767 Green Valley Rd. Placerville, CA 95667 (Bldg. E). Attendees will have the chance to tour the center and learn about the many testing and certification services available, as well as the educational services offered through the EDCOE Adult Education Program. Please call 530-295-2434 to RSVP.

      The center provides a variety of testing opportunities for adults...

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      County Board of Education makes provisional appointment to District 1

      04:01 AM - August 15, 2014

      During their regularly scheduled meeting on August 14, the El Dorado County Board of Education provisionally appointed Georgianne Knight to the vacant board position, representing District 1 – an appointment which expires in November and available to candidates during November’s election (the filing period for candidates ended August 8).

      County Board of Education makes provisional appointment to District 1

      Ms. Knight has worked for the California Department of Education for 18 years, where she collaborated with the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE), other county boards...

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      Education becomes locally controlled

      17:00 PM - August 06, 2014

      By El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Jeremy M. Meyers

      A new era in education has ushered in changes of epic proportions that shift decision-making power from the state to our local districts. It is our duty as educators, parents and community members to fully understand the products of this ground-breaking transition and opportunity to shape our own future.  

      The Common Core State Standards (Common Core) have presented education with the rewarding challenge of leaving certain outdated methods of learning behind, while enhancing our existing best practices. Common Core...

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      County School Board still accepting applications for vacant seat

      00:00 AM - August 01, 2014

      Candidate Information Sheet:

      Submit electronically: CandidateInfoSheet.pdf 
      Print and submit:  CandidateInfoSheetPDF.pdf

      The El Dorado County School Board held a special meeting on July 31 to consider all options regarding the vacant board position, representing District 1.  The board decided they will make a provisional appointment for the unexpired portion of the term, which expires in November. The board will conduct candidate interviews at the next regularly scheduled meeting on August 14. The application deadline for this provisional appointment has been extended to 5 p.m. on Monday, August 11.

      All...

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      Superintendent Meyers talks about Common Core on KVIE

      08:00 AM - July 30, 2014

      Superintendent of Schools Jeremy M. Meyers discusses the Common Core State Standards and how they benefit our students and schools on KVIE Public Television’s Studio Sacramento. He is joined by fellow American Leadership Forum Member Sacramento City Councilman and managing director of Capitol Impact Jay Schenirer. In addition, they cover the nationwide focus to address the gap between academic achievement and employment skills.

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      Head Start and Early Head Start grant and letter to staff

      08:00 AM - July 21, 2014

      The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is pleased to announce they will continue their 40-year legacy as the county’s premiere early childhood education provider, supporting children ages birth through 5 and families on their path to self-sufficiency and life preparedness. On June 17, EDCOE secured the necessary funding to continue their Head Start and Early Head Start Programs after competing aggressively for a new grant – effective July 1. 

      Click below to read the entire grant awarded and the letter sent to program staff. 

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      EDCOE implements innovative grants with cohort

      09:00 AM - July 14, 2014

      EDCOE implements innovative grants with cohort

      Educators throughout El Dorado County come together to deliver 21st century classrooms to our students

      Classroom level grants will soon help to bring more innovative and engaging learning experiences to the students of El Dorado County, and a cohort of educators is working together to ensure successful implementation. The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) announced the Innovation Grant recipients on May 31 and provides guidance, training and tools to the cohort consisting of more than 20 representatives from El Dorado County’s school sites and districts....

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      Head Start Programs to continue service

      08:00 AM - June 26, 2014

      Head Start Programs to continue service

      The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is pleased to announce they will continue their 40-year legacy as the county’s premiere early childhood education provider, supporting children ages birth through 5 and families on their path to self-sufficiency and life preparedness. On June 17, EDCOE secured the necessary funding to continue their Head Start and Early Head Start Programs after competing aggressively for a new grant – effective July 1.  

      The programs offer many services, including an in-home family engagement component, and focus on low-income...

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      El Dorado County applauds our outstanding students

      08:00 AM - June 26, 2014

      El Dorado County applauds our outstanding students

      Our County Fair in June was an incredible opportunity for our community to come together, enjoy great entertainment, learn about the various organizations that call El Dorado County home and honor more than 1,000 well-deserved students for their hard work and achievements through the Golden Star Student Program. Exceptional students were identified by their schools for the program, given free admission to the fair and recognized formally with certificates and gift bags at a booth hosted by the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE).

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      Schools test new, electronic student assessments

      08:00 AM - June 05, 2014

      The schools in El Dorado County are finishing their trial runs of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing, which will gauge student progress toward meeting the Common Core State Standards and be fully implemented in spring 2015. Testing began in March and includes students piloting the electronic system, teachers and administrators evaluating exam procedures and training materials and information technology professionals reviewing the software and identifying potential technical issues to proactively address and remedy them. This testing period also allows schools...

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      Families of El Dorado County #1 in reading to kids

      08:00 AM - May 23, 2014

      The El Dorado County Library was presented with a proclamation from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on May 22, for their success in cultivating a community where families read to their young children. According to Children Now, El Dorado County led the state in 2013 with an estimated 79 percent of families reading to their children on a daily basis, because of these community partnerships and work done through various programs. The library is a leader in California, where results of early literacy programs, partnerships and...

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      Runners raise more than $20,000 to help cure type 1 diabetes

      08:00 AM - May 20, 2014

      Runners raise more than $20,000 to help cure type 1 diabetes

      More than 200 runners traversed the El Dorado County foothills during the third annual Coloma River Run benefitting the Northern California Inland Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – a global organization that efficiently networks volunteers and staff to generate over $1.7 billion for type 1 diabetes research. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to absorb energy from food. The disease affects approximately three million Americans...

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      EDCOE employees deliver excellence in education for the 21st century

      00:00 AM - May 09, 2014

      EDCOE employees deliver excellence in education for the 21st century

      As an annual tradition, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) announced the recognition of selected employees who help deliver high-quality education to the children of El Dorado County this year.

      “Despite job titles, everyone who works to support a child’s education, at any level, is an educator in our eyes – everyone who works at EDCOE, directly or indirectly, has the potential to make a difference in the lives of children,” said EDCOE Superintendent of Schools Jeremy M. Meyers. “It...

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      El Dorado County home to ten 2014 California Distinguished Schools

      00:00 AM - April 30, 2014

      California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Wednesday, April 30, that 10 schools in El Dorado County will be recognized as California Distinguished Schools this year. The award highlights exemplary schools that use innovative approaches to improving academic achievement for all students, regardless of their background, condition or circumstances.

       

      “This honor is a defining moment for our schools and honors our shared...

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      Classroom innovation fostered by grants

      06:20 AM - April 24, 2014

      As part of the El Dorado County Office of Education’s (EDCOE) commitment to excellence in education, Superintendent of Schools Jeremy M. Meyers is pleased to announce that school teachers in El Dorado County will soon be eligible for 21st Century Classroom Innovation Grant funds.

      Responding to career and higher-education expectations, the purpose of these grants is to assist teachers in better meeting the learning needs of students in a rapidly changing world. The grants are meant to stimulate and perpetuate creative thinking of teachers in the...

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