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What’s Happening is a community service from the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) to connect families, students, and educators with free and low-cost opportunities and resources, including educator grants and scholarships/contests for students. Helpful information is updated regularly on this page with highlights published at the start of each month as an e-newsletter.
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The California Association of Student Councils (CASC) is a student-run, student-led nonprofit dedicated to developing the leaders of tomorrow and promoting civic engagement among youth. Rising 10-12 graders can apply for the position of President for Region 12, San Diego and Imperial counties, on the 2023-24 State Council.
Students in K-12 are invited to the free Spring STEAM Resource and Career Fair presented by Black San Diego Empowering Our Community.
SDCOE is partnering with the California Department of Education and Wellness Together School Mental Health to host the Third Annual Mind Out Loud virtual event for students April 27. Middle and high school students from across California, the nation, and throughout the world will have the opportunity to connect with one another on issues of mental health and wellness.
Student filmmakers can submit their creative entries to the 22nd annual Innovative Video in Education Awards and Student Film Festival, better known as iVIE. The K-12 student video competition and festival is scheduled to take place in person June 3. The deadline for submissions is April 11.
National Geographic's Beyond King Tut is an immersive and educational experience now open at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Sixth grade students get a free ticket with a paying adult, and teachers can get discounted admission for field trips. Students can learn about the young pharaoh’s life as they walk through nine galleries that combine high-resolution visuals with captivating audio and textual information.
Now is the time for students interested in theatre arts to register for summer opportunities at The Old Globe. Students are encouraged to apply for the Summer Shakespeare Studio and Theatre Design Studio programs. Financial assistance is available to all students.
Resources from SDCOE News
San Diego County education and business leaders can learn about innovative strategies in college and career readiness at the 6th annual College and Career Pathways Summit, which will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7.
SDCOE's Librarian of Record shares his picks for top books from 2022 just in time for Read Across America Day.
A limited number of event scholarships are available to San Diego County educators to access the best ideas and strategies for ensuring every student has the tools to succeed in life at the World of Work Summit next month.
Learn more about the state's new CalKIDS program, which provides historically underserved children with free money for college, by attending one of two in-person events in March and April.
Time is running out to apply for a $10,000 or $5,000 grant from the Classroom of the Future Foundation to support local science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics programs. Apply online.
Child care services can cost up to 50% of a family’s annual household budget; no family should have to choose between paying rent and child care.
San Diego County families can apply for financial assistance for child care while they work, look for a job or go to school through the San Diego County Centralized Eligibility List.