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.

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  • Tulelake High School Wins Academic Decathlon


    Kaitlin Hartung was this year’s high scoring student. She earned medals in every category, 6 Gold and 4 Silver.
    Posted Feb 18, 2015, 9:52 AM by Gary Jones
  • Melissa Royce Recognized as 2014-15 Educator of the Year

    The California League of High Schools recognized Melissa Royce as the 2014-15 Educator of the Year at their ceremony in Butte County on January 23, 2015. Melissa is a math teacher at Modoc High School.

    Congratulations Melissa!

    Melissa is pictured with her husband, Cory.

    Posted Feb 9, 2015, 1:01 PM by Gary Jones
  • Rural communities struggle to provide after-school programs
    De Funk, after-school program director in Modoc County, said expanded learning programs also provide a safe place with caring adults for children who witness violence or drug and alcohol abuse in their homes. In addition, the programs help students academically, she said, because some parents don’t have the educational background needed to help with homework, particularly with the new curriculum based on Common Core state standards.

    Read article HERE.
    Posted Feb 4, 2015, 10:22 AM by Gary Jones
  • Survey Finds Fifty Percent of K-12 Teachers Report Inadequate Support When Using Technology in the Classroom

    Educators cited a lack of support in facing technical issues and questions pertaining to instructional models when implementing new hardware or software. The survey was conducted by digedu™, a fast-growing digital education innovator focused on transitioning schools from textbooks to technology.

    Read article HERE.
    Posted Jan 20, 2015, 10:57 AM by Gary Jones
  • Teacher shortage: Crisis or opportunity



    Written by Dr. Steven Harrington, Sonoma County Superintendent

    Since 2008, California has lost more than 32,000 teachers, which is nearly 8 percent of the teacher workforce. The Legislative Analyst’s Office estimates that half of the reductions came from layoffs and half from retirements.

    Read article HERE.
    Posted Jan 20, 2015, 10:54 AM by Gary Jones
  • Americans are in an unusually good mood — all the time
    The poorest countries are on the left side of the graph. "Good day" countries are toward the top. The U.S. is an outlier, but look at the "good day" countries.

    The article that discusses the graph can be found in the Washington Post HERE.

    Posted Jan 16, 2015, 11:30 AM by Gary Jones
  • Stanislaus County Office of Education tackles toughest school problems

    So few people understand all the needs met by county offices of educations. This is a good overview. Gary

    School district budgets and reserves. Payroll deductions. Teacher credentials. Test data analysis. Fiber-optic trunk lines. Expelled students. Jailed students. Truants. Kids with severe disabilities.

    Still reading? Give yourself a pat on the back. These are not popular topics.

    Read entire article HERE.

    Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/news/local/education/article5176164.html#storylink=cpy
    Posted Jan 6, 2015, 3:16 PM by Gary Jones
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