The Santa Clara County Office of Education is a regional service agency that provides instructional and business services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County. The SCCOE serves students through special education programs, alternative schools, Head Start and State Preschool programs, migrant education, and Regional Occupational Programs. The Office also provides curriculum support, staff development, and technology support and training directly to teachers and staff in schools countywide.
Multilingual Education Services, within the Curriculum & Instruction Department of the Santa Clara County Office of Education, supports English learner achievement through capacity building. The team provides resources and professional development for teachers, administrators and paraprofessionals to support instruction and achievement for English learners.
Since 1975, the National Association for Bilingual Education has been a non-profit membership organization that works to ensure that language-minority students have equal opportunities to learn English and succeed academically. NABE’s priorities include: Improving instructional practices for linguistically and culturally diverse children; providing bilingual educators with more high-quality professional development opportunities; securing adequate funding for the programs serving limited-English-proficient students; and keeping the rights of language-minority Americans clearly in focus as states and communities move forward with educational reforms.