Modoc County Office of Education

Children are the highest priority of the Modoc County Office of Education. 

Our professional staff will act to ensure that all children are prepared to learn and all students receive exceptional instruction in a safe and conducive learning environment.

All Staff Gathering - August 2014
Celebrating Gail Eppler's 40 Years of Service

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  • Kid gets detention for sharing his lunch at school AsKRCR-TV reports, Kyle Bradford of Weaverville Elementary in California shared his school-bought lunch with a friend because the other kid wasn't crazy about his own cheese sandwich. That's a no-no in the eyes of school officials worried about allergies and lawsuits.Read entire article HERE.
    Posted Sep 22, 2014, 8:22 AM by Gary Jones
  • California Wildfire Ravages Small Town of Weed Posted on Instagram by user: mechaysMercedes Castillo, 22, who works with the after-school program at Weed Elementary School, arrived for work just before 2 p.m. on Monday and found the children being evacuated single-file.She began to help herd kindergartners to safety. “They were in hysterics,” she said. “Most of them were trying to cover their faces. Every single one of them was crying. They just didn’t know what to do.”She corrected herself — this is wildfire season in California, during a historic drought, and people know the drill for fire danger.“Everybody knew what to do,” she said. “At the same time, we were all kind of lost.”Part of the elementary school was ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2014, 7:56 AM by Gary Jones
  • The Conservative Case for Common Core: Federal intrusion and misleading rumors do a disservice to an effort that started in the states. By WILLIAM J. BENNETTAs the former Secretary of Education for President Ronald Reagan, I have been following the national debate over Common Core standards. The debate is getting hotter, but not always clearer. It's time to get clarity on some things that have been badly and sometimes mischievously muddled.Read entire article HERE.
    Posted Sep 15, 2014, 10:35 AM by Gary Jones
  • Ranking high schools tells you which schools are rich or selective The public schools that top these lists are mostly selective magnet schools that get to pick which students they educate. If they're not, they're much likely to enroll fewer poor students than public schools as a whole.Read entire article HERE.
    Posted Sep 12, 2014, 7:38 AM by Gary Jones
  • Marin Voice: Getting children ready for school and for life Every single child deserves the opportunity to be ready for school, and ready to succeed.Perhaps you are reading a story together, or working on a puzzle. Maybe you're playing catch at the park or inspecting a butterfly or roly-poly bug.Or is your child imagining being a super-hero, and acting out a related story with playmates? These are all wonderful ways of preparing your child for school.When I think of being ready for school, it's not getting a new backpack or lunchbox or new clothes. For me, "school readiness" means a child is prepared to leave home, be away from family, participate in a classroom and interact with teachers and peers.Read entire article ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2014, 8:39 AM by Gary Jones
  • Bill could spell end to secret student social media monitoring Some school districts in California are paying third-party companies to monitor and save students social media posts.A concern is raised because many of these social media posts, including pictures, are stored long term by the third-party companies and parents are not aware.Now a bill, AB 1442, that would put a stop to the long-term storage of the student’s data has passed the legislature and is now on the governor’s desk.Read entire article HERE.
    Posted Sep 2, 2014, 8:36 AM by Gary Jones
  • Parent portals: helping or hovering? The portals have been embraced in the last several years by districts across the country as a way to boost student performance by increasing parental oversight. But their growing reach has also sparked debate about how much monitoring is too much.Read article HERE.
    Posted Aug 25, 2014, 8:26 AM by Gary Jones
  • Napa preschoolers start year with digital literacy program As 23 public and private preschools open throughout Napa County this year, kids as young as three will be exposed to “digital early literacy” through a free computer program introduced by Footsteps2Brilliance.“Our purpose in doing this is to eliminate the two-year achievement gap that research has shown exists between children from more affluent families and those from less affluent families, particularly English-learners,” said Barbara Nemko, the Napa County Schools Superintendent.Read entire article HERE.
    Posted Aug 19, 2014, 8:16 AM by Gary Jones
  • The States With The Best And Worst School Systems It's nearly back-to-school time, so social finance site WalletHub put together a list of the best and worst school systems in America.They studied the quality of education in the 50 states (plus D.C.) by analyzing 12 factors — "from student-teacher ratios and dropout rates to test scores and bullying incident rates." Their interactive map shows each state's overall rank; with red representing the worst overall school systems, and green the best.Read article and view the interactive maps HERE.
    Posted Aug 7, 2014, 8:20 AM by Gary Jones
  • The 10 Timeless Productivity Hacks Here are the 10 timeless work habits or productivity hacks that will make you more productive today.The slideshow is HERE.
    Posted Jul 31, 2014, 9:00 AM by Gary Jones
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