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Students Will Earn "Digital Badges" Demonstrating New Science Skills

Students at the Del Lago Academy are not just going for a good grade in their biochemistry class. They’re also trying to earn “digital badges” they hope will land them internships in the region’s burgeoning biotech industry – and help them throughout their careers.

May 23, 2016 | EdSource
Supply Lags Booming Demand for Career Technical Teachers

In appropriating nearly $1.5 billion over five years for career technical education opportunities, the Legislature made an assumption that funding would make them happen.

April 28, 2016 | EdSource
Report: Linked Learning Programs Lead to Improved Student Outcomes

High school students in Linked Learning programs are more likely to earn a diploma and are better prepared for college and careers, a new independent evaluation of programs in nine California school districts found.

December 17, 2015 | EdSource
Guidance Offered on Career Preparation

Ensuring schools are adequately preparing students for careers is just as important as ensuring they prepare students for college, says a new paper that proposes districts add specific career-readiness measures, such as the number of students who complete work-based learning programs, to their accountability plans to the public.

December 2, 2014 | EdSource
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