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State Grants $250 Million for Programs Linking Learning and Careers

California officials announced Friday the recipients of $250 million in grants from a program to help students connect their academic learning to career opportunities, the largest such effort in the country.

May 30, 2014 | Los Angeles Times
$250-Million Grant Program Launched to Link Learning and Careers

California officials Tuesday opened applications for a program to help students connect their academic learning with careers, marking the nation's largest effort of its kind.

January 21, 2014 | Los Angeles Times
The College-for-All Model Isn't Working

Instead of going through Congress and making the initiative bipartisan, President Obama acted alone in mid-November, promising $100 million in grants to specialized high schools.

December 2, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
California Workers Face a Growing Education Gap, Study Says

A growing education gap in California could diminish workers’ chances of finding jobs in the coming years, according to a study.

April 2, 2013 | Los Angeles Times