News & Views

Collaboration Aligns School Safety Efforts

Community partners collaborate to improve school safety.On January 23rd, the Coalition for Safe Schools and Communities held its fourth annual leadership breakfast at the San Mateo County Office of Education to spotlight innovative work and strengthen…

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County Offices of Education Play Key Role in Statewide System of Support

Differentiated Assistance is key to the state's system of support.Only in its second year, Differentiated Assistance continues to evolve as an effective strategy for district teams to analyze student outcome data, prioritize improvements, and then align strategies to improve…

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Creating a Model for Preschool to Third Grade Alignment

The Big Lift aligns experiences from preschool to third grade. With support from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), the San Mateo County Office of Education is launching an effort to strengthen the alignment of curriculum and…

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Giving Back this Holiday Season

Across San Mateo County, schools and districts are using the holidays as a time to teach compassion. Below are just a few school programs that are highlighting equity and inclusion this holiday season.

Across San Mateo County, schools and districts are using the holidays as a time to teach compassion. Below are just a few school programs that are highlighting equity and inclusion this holiday season:

San Mateo County Office of Education

The holiday spirit…

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SMCOE Serves Youth in Foster Care

For a student in foster care, stability is key. Children are removed from their home and placed in the foster care system, where they await family reunification, adoption, or another safe and permanent home. Schooling, however, can be the one constant in their lives.

“Foster youth may move from place to place, but if they can stay in the same school, with the same friends and adults who…

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The Importance of Computer Science in Curriculum

Community members attend the County Office of Education's Hour of Code event December 6.Earlier this month, school staff, board members, and students participated in Hour of Code and other Computer Science Education Week activities at the San Mateo County Office of Education…

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Project Change Wins Apple of Excellence Award

Project Change was awarded the Apple of Excellence Award, the only award of its kind across the state, from CCBE this year.Project Change, the innovative program that provides college access to students within the juvenile justice system, has been awarded the Apple of Excellence…

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Educators Attend Dyslexia Summit at SMCOE

SMCOE and the San Mateo SELPA hosted a highly attended and well-received Dyslexia Summit.This past November, the San Mateo County Office of Education collaborated with the San Mateo Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) to host a highly attended and well-received Dyslexia…

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Magee Brings Down Barriers to Student Success

County Superintendent-Elect Nancy Magee is dedicated to breaking down barriers for all students in education.San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools-Elect Nancy Magee has been driven by one goal over the course of her career: to break down barriers in education so that…

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SMCOE Recognizes Waddell’s Impact

Deputy Superintendent Dr. Gary Waddell will serve as Assistant Superintendent for the Santa Clara County Office of Education.After 12 impactful years at SMCOE, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Gary Waddell will join the Santa Clara County Office of Education as an Assistant Superintendent.

Gary…

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