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 Top 10 Stories of 2014

​​​​The year 2014 was a busy one for San Diego County's 800 or so schools and half-million students. Tens of thousands of people trusted the San Diego County Office of Education's newsroom for updates on issues from wildfires in May that closed schools across the region to chanes to state standards and​​ education funding. ​Outside of updates on school closures due to the fires and tips for helping children​ during and after fires, the top 10 most popular stories on the SDCOE website in 2014 were: 

10. Sara Matthews Named SDCOE Teacher of the Year

​Sara Matthews' students at Sarah Anthony School didn't seem surprised to find out she was named Teacher of the Year.​

9. SDCOE Partners with SDSU for Master's Program

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) has partnered with San Diego State University (SDSU) to offer an online master’s degree program in education leadership with an emphasis in technology.​

8. School Supply Drive Aims to Equip Homeless Children with Needed School Supplies​

Over 20,000 school-aged children in San Diego County identified their family as being homeless during the 2012-13 school year. 

7. What are the Common Core State Standards?

As school districts across the county work to implement the new Common Core State Standards​, people may be wondering exactly what the standards are and what they will mean for students.​

6. ​Two Bonita Vista High School Show Choirs Reach National Championships

Bonita Vista High School has accomplished something no San Diego County high school ever has by qualifying two show choirs for the national FAME Grand Championship Finals. ​

5. ​​​Student Scholarships Available for 6th Grade Camp

​Students who will be attending San Diego County Office of Education's (SDCOE) 6th Grade Camp in 2014-15 can apply for a scholarship by writing an essay about a positive experience they've had in the outdoors.

4. County Trustees Appointed to Sweetwater Board

At a hearing on Friday, May 16, Superior Court Judge Judith F. Hayes granted Sweetwater Union High School District's request to issue an order directing the president of the San Diego County Board of Education to appoint trustees to temporarily serve as members of the Sweetwater Union High School District Board. ​

3. ​​​The Importance of the Common Core Standards

Educators across San Diego County and the nation are working diligently to implement the new Common Core State Standards, which are important to students in the district for a number of reasons.​

2. ​Five Educators Honored as San Diego County Teachers of the Year

Five local educators were named San Diego County Teachers of the Year during the "Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers" presented by Ashford University in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education. The annual event honored San Diego County's public school teachers and was televised live on Channel 4 San Diego from the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego.​

1. ​Dr. Tim Glover Named​ Interm Superintendent of Sweetwater Union High School District

On Wednesday, July 02, 2014 the Sweetwater Union High School District Board of Trustees selected Dr. Tim Glover as the interim superintendent.