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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
Sonoma Valley High School to Benefit from Career Technology Program Grants

The Sonoma Valley Unified School District is one of six county districts that will receive significant grant monies over the next five years to expand course offerings and workforce training opportunities through Sonoma County's Career Technology Education (CTE) Fund.

June 11, 2013 | Sonoma Valley Patch
America’s Edge Study: Career-Themed High School Curricula Needed to Fill Health Care Job Gap

The health care industry is one of the state’s fastest- growing job sectors, but there are some gaps in the pipeline of skilled workers coming in to fill those positions.

May 31, 2013 | The Mercury News
Harmony Knights "Linked" Forever

Last night the “Linked Learning” Harmony Magnet Academy seniors got together at the “Buck” Shaffer Memorial Theatre to celebrate their four years of trials and triumphs and to congratulate each other as they forged ahead in their new lives.

Linked Learning Pilot To Expand in Next School Year

The school year's almost over for California's students. For kids in some 60 districts across the state, it'll mean goodbye to traditional classes.

LBCC Awarded Grant to Further Help Linked Learning Academy High School Students

Long Beach City College was awarded a $75,000 Career Ladders Project (CLP) grant as they began participation in the California Community College Linked Learning Initiative (CCCLLI), which aims to ease the transition for high school graduates in healthcare-related Linked Learning Academies into college curriculums.

May 10, 2013 | Long Beach Post News
Film Project on LA Street Vendors Brings Community into the Classroom

Producing a documentary for a class project opened high school students' eyes to the forces shaping their community.

May 8, 2013 | Free Speech TV
In California, Push for College Diversity Starts Earlier

As the Supreme Court weighs a case that could decide the future of affirmative action in college admissions, California offers one glimpse of a future without it.

May 7, 2013 | The New York Times
In Oakland Classrooms, Students "Learn to Work"

At Oakland's MetWest High School, internships with the local business community are the cornerstone of the curriculum.

May 6, 2013 | Free Speech TV