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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  • 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.

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    Posted Jan 6, 2015, 3:16 PM by Gary Jones
  • The plot to overhaul No Child Left Behind

    Republicans are hatching an ambitious plan to rewrite No Child Left Behind this year — one that could end up dramatically rolling back the federal role in education and trigger national blowouts over standardized tests and teacher training.

    Read more HERE.
    Posted Jan 6, 2015, 11:16 AM by Gary Jones
  • 5 Things About Americans' Slipping Sense of Duty

    Americans are a little less likely to ask what they can do for their country these days.

    An Associated Press-GfK poll found that the sense of duty has slipped since a similar survey three decades earlier. Civic virtues such as staying informed or serving on a jury don't seem as important as they once did ? especially among the younger generation.

    Read article HERE.
    Posted Dec 30, 2014, 8:34 AM by Gary Jones
  • Teacher retirement bailout may derail local school budgets

    The business model to get CalSTRS on solid footing is based on economic assumptions that will force each of the area school districts to cough up tens of millions of additional dollars for decades to come, said Lora Duzyk, assistant superintendent in charge of business services for San Diego County’s Office of Education. Teachers also will see their CalSTRS contributions rise, though not as fast as school districts.

    “I think you will hear moaning and gnashing of teeth from all kinds of people,” Duzyk said. “The money to pay for this are new costs that come right off the top of anything you get (from the state).”

    Read article HERE.
    Posted Dec 30, 2014, 8:30 AM by Gary Jones
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