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Editorials & Presentations

This is a collection of editorials, media interviews, videos, and presentations by Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools Steven D. Herrington.


SCOE Podcasts

SCOE Podcast: Trauma-Informed Teaching | January 2017
County Superintendent Steve Herrington addresses the growing understanding that childhood trauma - which is surprisingly widespread - can seriously impact student wellbeing and learning. To do so, he sits down with two SCOE experts, Alternative Education Director Georgia Ioakimedes, and Work-based Learning Coordinator Jessica Progulske, and talks about local initiatives to address childhood trauma. Tune in for an overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences and how they impact student learning, tips for teachers, and ways to get involved.

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Transition Program

Transition Program (:30) | September 2016
This is a 30-second public service announcement on SCOE’s Transition Program.

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10,000 degrees alumnus

10,000 Degrees Partnership (:30) | Sept 2016
This video profiles SCOE's partnership with 10,000 Degrees to send students to college.

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CTE Student

Career Technical Education (:30) | May 2015
Learn how students are moving along pathways from high school to college to career opportunities that support the local economy in this 30-second video.

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Student in Make Class

Maker Education (:30) | May 2015
This 30-second public service announcement describes how schools are shaping the next generation of innovators and inventors through Maker Education programs.

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SCOE Podcasts

SCOE hosts a range of events to foster student and community engagement. Learn more about what events are happening in 2016-17 with County Superintendent Steve Herrington and Director of Innovation and Partnerships, Dan Blake.

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Road Map

Spotlight on Sonoma County Schools | Published September 2016
This annual insert in the Press Democrat showcases how Sonoma County schools are utilizing technology.

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Back to School

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress | August 2016
This is a SCOE publication explaining the Smarter Balanced assessment results. The Smarter Balanced tests are part of a larger accountability system known as the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP. The brochure contains information in both English and Spanish.

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Steven D. Herrington

Editorial: Thoughts at the Start of a New School Year | August 2016
In this editorial, Dr. Herrington celebrates the many valuable community partnerships that contribute to the success of Sonoma County Students. More.


SCOE Podcasts

Ever wondered what the Maker Movement is all about and how it relates to your child's education? SCOE has been a leader on integrating hands-on learning into classrooms, and in this podcast County Superintendent Steve Herrington and SCOE Teacher-on-Loan for Make, Casey Shea, discuss what a powerful classroom tool it can be. Do you have an education-related question you'd like answered? Email it to jhansen@scoe.org for consideration in a future podcast.

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SCOE Podcasts

In the first of what will be an ongoing series of SCOE podcasts addressing common questions from the public about local education, Dr. Steve Herrington discusses what the impact of Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed 2016-17 budget on Sonoma County Schools might be. Do you have an education-related question you'd like answered? Email it to jhansen@scoe.org for consideration.

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Steven D. Herrington

Editorial: Rethinking Summer School | February 2016
In this editorial, Dr. Herrington encourages parents and educators to reimagine summer school as an enrichment opportunity that can help close the achievement gap. More.


Road Map

Spotlight on Sonoma County Schools | Published October 2015
This annual insert in the Press Democrat features outstanding Sonoma County teachers.

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Steven D. Herrrington, Ph.D.

Editorial: An Invitation: Be a Teacher | September 2015
Dr. Herrington discusses SCOE's response to the teacher shortage: the creation of the North Coast School of Education. | Article


Teacher Shortage: Crisis or Opportunity | Jan 2015
In this editorial, Dr. Herrington explains how Sonoma County, and the state as a whole, face a serious teacher shortage at the same time that enrollment in teacher preparation programs is declining. More...


Spotlight

Spotlight on Sonoma County Schools | Aug 2014
SCOE opened the 2014-15 school year with this eight-page publication showcasing innovations and success stories in Sonoma County schools.

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Steve Herrington

Editorial: Disruptive innovation in education | Aug 2014
Dr. Herrington explains how a growing number of small innovations are taking hold in schools and displacing our old ideas about education. More...


Steven D. Herrrington, Ph.D.

Editorial: An Invitation: Be a Teacher | September 2015
Dr. Herrington discusses SCOE's response to the teacher shortage: the creation of the North Coast School of Education. | Article


2014 Budget Presentation

2014 Financial Presentation (28:30) | Feb 2014
Dr. Herrington discusses the Governor’s 2014-15 Budget Proposal and its impact on the Sonoma County Office of Education.

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These three videos were presented at the 2013 Fall CCSESA conference:

Hot Air Balloons

Welcome to Sonoma County (2:07) | Nov 2013
Sonoma County’s outstanding resources and excellent public schools are profiled in this short video.

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Cradle to Career Tree

Cradle to Career (6:01) | Nov 2013
Cradle to Career is a countywide partnership that connects all segments of the educational continuum with broad community support to improve the outcomes for all local youth.

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Tutor and Student

Schools of Hope (6:53) | Nov 2013
United Way’s Schools of Hope program helps children build critical early reading skills. The program recruits and trains community volunteers to tutor students one-on-one.

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This is a series of four 30-second public service announcements on SCOE programs and partnership initiatives.

Cradle to Career

Cradle to Career Sonoma County (:30) | Sept 2013
This 30-second public service announcement (PSA) highlights SCOE’s support of the cross-sector Cradle to Career initiative.

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Comstock Students

21st Century Teaching and Learning (:30) | Sept 2013
This is a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) on SCOE’s initiative to support 21st century teaching and learning.

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Transition Program

Transition Program (:30) | September 2016
This is a 30-second public service announcement on SCOE’s Transition Program.

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Teen Parent Program

Teen Parent Program (:30) | June 2013
This is a 30-second public service announcement on SCOE’s Teen Parent Program. View in Spanish.

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Spotlight

Spotlight on Sonoma County Schools | Aug 2013
SCOE opened the 2013-14 school year with this eight-page publication showcasing some of the innovations and success stories in Sonoma County schools.

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Dr. Herrington

2013 Budget Presentation (18:31) | March 2013
Dr. Herrington explains the Governor’s 2013-14 Budget Proposal for education and discusses its impact on SCOE. The presentation is available in audio or video.

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Steven D. Herrrington, Ph.D.

Gun Violence Prevention Public Forum | Jan 2013
Superintendent Herrington spoke at a forum hosted by Representative Mike Thomson following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. See video clip...


Spotlight

Spotlight on Sonoma County Schools | Aug 2012
SCOE opened the 2012-13 school year with this eight-page publication showcasing some of the success stories in Sonoma County schools.

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Financial Outlook 2012

2012 Financial Outlook (26:58) | Feb 2012
Dr. Herrington explains the state budget situation, reviews the Governor’s proposed 2012-13 budget, and discusses SCOE’s plan going forward. The presentation is available in audio or video.

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Steven D. Herrrington, Ph.D.

Editorial: Another cut to education | Jan 2012
Dr. Herrington discusses the impact of mid-year cuts to education and urges the community to support initiatives to restore school funding in California. More...


Sonoma County Fair

Sonoma County Schools at the Fair | Aug 2011
SCOE used this 20-minute video to highlight local public school programs at the 2011 Sonoma County Fair.

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Dr. Steve Herrington

Comcast Newsmaker Interview | Aug 2011
County Superintendent Steve Herrington was featured on this five-minute Comcast Newsmakers interview.

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KGO NewsTalk AM 810

KGO Interview on School Finance | July 2011
KGO NewsTalk AM 810 aired this interview with Dr. Herrington and Ron Bennett, President of School Services of California.

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Back to School

Back to School in Sonoma County | July 2011
This is a SCOE publication showcasing Sonoma County’s award-winning schools and programs. It also includes important reminders to parents about immunizations and graduation requirements. Available in English and Spanish.


Editorial: School District Consolidation | Feb 2011
In response to public discussions about consolidating Sonoma County's 40 school districts, Dr. Herrington explained the complex process that communities must follow when considering a reorganization of their school district structure. More...


Financial Outlook

Financial Outlook Presentation | Feb 2011
Dr. Herrington provided an overview of the state budget situation and its impact on SCOE and Sonoma County schools.

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Steven D. Herrington, PhD

Swearing In Ceremony | Jan 2011
Dr. Steven D. Herrington was sworn in as Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools on January 3. See the swearing in ceremony and hear Dr. Herrington's opening remarks.

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