Apple For Excellence Award

CCBE is proud to have established the Apple for Excellence Award to recognize outstanding programs administered by county offices of education reflecting the depth and breadth of a county education program necessary to address students’ changing needs. This also allows CCBE to express appreciation to the dedicated educators in county offices across the state that strive to provide high-quality education with cutting-edge innovation.

This award is bestowed upon the top program(s) in the County Office of Education category of CSBA’s Golden Bell Awards. Apple for Excellence Awards are presented at the CSBA Golden Bell Awards reception event each year in December by the CCBE president. Award winners are selected by the CCBE Awards Committee. Each year, through the CSBA Golden Bell Awards program an announcement is sent to all county offices and districts encouraging them to nominate projects or programs from their county for consideration.

2019 Apple for Excellence Award winner

My Name, My Identity: Building a Culture of Respect
Santa Clara County Office of Education

The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) in partnership with the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) is leading the national My Name, My Identity (MNMID) Initiative. The initiative, launched at the first California Global Education Summit in 2016, is intended to help create a culture of respect and inclusiveness in school communities across the nation by asking educators, parents, community members, and students to take the pledge to pronounce student names correctly and to honor their identities. MNMID is making a difference in the lives of many educators, students and community members.

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