Regional Initiatives

ActVnet is a web-based system that provides designated law enforcement access to a school’s cameras, site plans, classroom photos, and other pertinent data in the event of an active shooter on campus or other emergency situations. Utilizing the cameras, plans, and photos, dispatchers are able to quickly guide officers to the intruder or other threats. The system was developed by the CHOICES Program in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies and is being installed in several Tulare County school districts. ActVnet is available to school districts, colleges and universities, and other institutions throughout the state. More information 
TCOE leads the California Center on Teaching Careers (the Center), which was created in 2017 as a statewide network of county offices of education dedicated to increasing the teacher workforce, particularly in the recruitment of ethnically diverse/bilingual math, science, and special education teachers. The Center’s website features a vortal for teachers and teacher candidates to create profiles to connect them with credential programs and districts/county offices of education throughout the state. The Center also holds numerous statewide and regional virtual teacher recruitment fairs throughout the year and has developed two university-partnered programs to help teachers and social workers obtain their degrees and employment. More information
TCOE’s Central Valley Networked Improvement Communities (CVNIC) consist of two improvement science groups – one focused on improving math instruction and the other focused on improving college readiness. CVNIC Mathematics is a community of teachers in numerous Tulare County school districts working collaboratively to improve learning experiences and achievement for students in grades 3-8. The network is currently comprised of district leaders, coaches, and teachers from 10 Tulare and Kings county school districts. CVNIC College Ready focuses on significantly increasing the number of Black, Latinx, and low-income students who are college-ready as determined by acceptance into a four-year university with a six-year graduation rate of 50% or higher. There are currently 14 high schools in Tulare, Fresno, Merced, and Madera counties participating in CVNIC: College-Ready. More information
Within California's System of Support, TCOE leads the Mid-State Collaborative (MSC), which encompasses the eleven counties of Inyo, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, and Tulare. MSC is one of nine regional collaboratives working to support county offices, connecting them together and to other initiatives within the system of support. This is done with continuous improvement of student performance within the eight state priorities, addressing achievement and equity gaps, and improving outreach and collaboration with stakeholders to ensure that goals, actions, and services as described in school districts and COE Local Control and Accountability Plans reflect the needs of the community, especially for historically under-represented or low-achieving populations.  More information
Migrant Education is a national, federally-funded program that provides services to children and youth ages 3 - 21 whose education has been interrupted in the past three years because of the need for migrant parents to relocate to other areas in order to find agricultural or seasonal work. Migrant Education Region VIII serves migrant students and their families in 54 school districts throughout Tulare and Kings counties, providing before or after school support and summer programs, including the nationally-recognized Migrant Journalism Project and the Summer STEM Program. More information
In 2021, TCOE’s pilot, five-district Readership literacy project received a three-year, $5 million Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) grant from the California Department of Education. Readership is multi-faceted literacy program that provides teacher/librarian trainings and increases the amount of books students have access to so that they perform better on English language arts portions of the state assessment tests. The new CLSD grant has expanded the reach of TCOE’s literacy program in Tulare County from schools in five districts to schools in 11 districts, and includes partnerships with county offices of education in Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, and Merced counties.