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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
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
Land a Summer Internship as a High School Student

Summer internships are often sought after by college students, but recently there's been more incentive for high school students to get professional experience.

April 24, 2014 | US News and World Report
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
SunPower Awards Engineering Curriculum Grants to California Public Schools

Today, SunPower awarded schools in four California school districts a total of $85,000 in grants to support the implementation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curricula for students.

February 18, 2014 | The Sacramento Bee
Indian Springs High School Students Learn High-Tech Manufacturing

Forget wood shop and auto shop: Students at San Bernardino City Unified’s Indian Springs High School are able to learn computer-aided design of prosthetic limbs, print them on high-end 3-D printers and finish the end result.

February 16, 2014 | The San Bernardino Sun
New Professional Standards for CA Principals Approved

Setting a clear expectation that schools should be a place of safety and fairness, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing adopted Thursday new standards for school principals that embrace restorative justice practices.

February 14, 2014 | K-12 Daily
Creativity is Big Business in CA

Earlier today, California State Assembly members heard testimony about the $155 billion impact of the Golden State’s "creative economy."

February 12, 2014 | California Economic Summit
High School Internships Seen as Valuable Stepping Stone

High school isn't too early to be getting serious about a career.

February 5, 2014 | Education Week