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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

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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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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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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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Educators Attend Dyslexia Summit at SMCOE

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

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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New Superintendents in San Mateo County

Two new administrators have stepped into the role of superintendent this year in San Mateo County: Michelle Harmeier in San Carlos School District and Heather Olsen in Pacifica School District.. Read more

SMCOE Dedicates the Anne Campbell Center for Children and Families

The Anne Campbell Center honors retiring San Mateo County Superintendent Anne E. Campbell.The San Mateo County Office of Education and the San Mateo County Board of Education dedicated the Anne Campbell Center for Children and Families at a farewell party…

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Summit Highlights Movement in Early Learning

The Early Learning Summit addressed early childhood education research, practices, and policies.California is at a critical turning point as research, practice, and policy appear to be coalescing in support of early childhood education (ECE). This was the take-away from Peninsula…

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