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Preparing Teachers for Career Pathways

Denise Vela never thought she’d be teaching high school English quite like this, and certainly never as part of an engineering program.

November 24, 2014 | EdSource
Map and Charts: Career Academies in California

Check out our new interactive map on career academies in California high schools for 2013-2014.

September 14, 2014 | EdSource
New Online Database Aims to Get Students Into Internships

A growing push to give students on-the-job work experience as part of their coursework faces a bedeviling challenge: finding suitable job placements can be complicated and labor-intensive work.

May 29, 2014 | EdSource
State Panel Grapples With Defining "College and Career Ready"

Preparing students for colleges and careers shouldn’t be an “either-or” proposition and schools should be held accountable for how well they prepare students for both paths, an advocate for career education urged in testimony before a state committee this week.

April 16, 2014 | EdSource
Report: "Student-Centered Learning" Closes Opportunity Gap

Low-income students in four Northern California high schools that employ a more personalized approach to education are graduating from high school having completed the course sequence required for admission to California public universities at much higher rates than their district or the state as a whole.

January 30, 2014 | EdSource
New Report Fuels Fears of Decline of Regional Occupational Programs

A new report has raised concerns about the future of regional occupational programs that are geared to helping high school students explore career options and be prepared to enter the workforce after graduation.

January 26, 2014 | EdSource
Schools Lining Up for Piece of $250M "Career Pathways" Fund

California schools can expect stiff competition when the state kicks off the application process for a highly anticipated $250 million state fund for college and career readiness programs and partnerships this month.

January 19, 2014 | EdSource
Adult Ed, Regional Occupational Centers, Partnership Academies Get Reprieve

Once-threatened programs that prepare high school students for careers and adults for jobs or college appear likely to get at least a two-year reprieve under the compromise budget plan negotiated between legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown.

July 12, 2013 | EdSource
Infusion of Money for Career Education in New State Budget

Programs that prepare students for college and careers are about to get a jolt of one-time state money that supporters are counting on to lead to a permanent and sustainable expansion of programs.

July 2, 2013 | EdSource