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Legislature Moves to Protect Career Tech

When Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his new education spending plan as part of his January budget, Christine Hoffman, who oversees one of the largest career preparation programs in California, knew she—and arguably, the rest of the state—had a problem.

May 5, 2013 | K-12 Daily
Bonds Would Fund Business Investment in Schools Under Steinberg Proposal

The leader of the California State Senate says the way to encourage more and stronger bonds between industry and education is through, well, bonds.

May 1, 2013 | EdSource
Providing All Students With a Quality Education Is a Moral—and Economic—Necessity

Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education encourages President Obama and Congress not to overlook the positive economic impact of a quality and equitable education for all students.

April 29, 2013 | Huffington Post
Linked Learning: A Guide to Making High School Work

To stem the tide of high school dropouts and a lack of college and career preparedness among graduates, a growing number of schools and districts across the state are turning to the promising practices and opportunities of Linked Learning.

April 24, 2013 | UCLA IDEA
AUSD Is Leading the Way

The Antioch Unified School District is leading the way in a statewide effort for High School Reformation.

April 23, 2013 | The Antioch Herald
Duncan Spells Out Education Agenda to Congress

Education Secretary Arne Duncan detailed his upcoming education agenda in testimony last week before the Senate.

April 23, 2013 | The Washington Post
Oakland Board Considers Gary Yee for Acting Schools Chief

Oakland Unified School District board member Gary Yee is expected to take over as acting superintendent following the recent resignation of Superintendent Tony Smith, district officials announced Sunday.

State Schools Chief Praises Oxnard Union's Career Technology Education Program

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson met with local education, business and community leaders today to discuss the importance of collaborating across sectors to improve students’ college and career readiness.

High School Students Doing Your Taxes For Free

High schools across the country are turning students as young as freshmen into IRS-certified tax preparers and having them do free tax returns for low-income community members in partnership with the IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

April 14, 2013 | USA Today