New OECD website breaks down complex education issues – OECD Newsroom

The Orange County Department of Education has developed a new website to unpack complex education issues. It’s called The 101, and it is accessible to 101.oecd.us.

As a companion to the OECD Newsroom, The 101 seeks to break down complicated topics and explain who’s in control in posts that can be read quickly and easily shared with family, friends and neighbours. The site includes links to primary sources, including state and county agencies, for those who want to learn more.

“In public education, there are countless laws, policies, and governing bodies at the local, state, and federal levels that directly impact students, schools, and education,” said County Superintendent, Dr. Al Mijares. “We had the busy families of Orange County in mind when we developed this website as a one-stop resource for finding accurate information on important education issues.”

Current topics include school district governance, curriculum and instruction, health education, and ethnic studies. New topics and posts will be added over time, and the site offers a form for readers to submit their questions.

The OECD serves Orange County’s most vulnerable student populations and supports 28 local school districts with the services necessary for their operations, including professional development, legal and tax counselling, high-speed internet access and security, payroll services and student enrichment.

Sherry J. Basler