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UC, CSU Systems Revamping A-G Criteria in Advance of Common Core

As California's K-12 schools move to new common core curriculum, the state's public four-year university systems are also revising their entrance course guidelines to provide clearer direction for high schools developing new standards-aligned, college-required classes.

April 8, 2013 | K-12 Daily
Applicants' Weak Math Skills Sum Up Problem for Those Looking to Hire

Before job-seekers fill out an application for work making foam products for the aerospace industry at General Plastics Manufacturing in Tacoma, they have to take a math test.

April 3, 2013 | The Seattle 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
Harmony Magnet Has Earned Its Distinguished Status

An honor bestowed upon only a handful of academies nationwide each year is what Porterville Unified School District’s Harmony Magnet Academy of Engineering in Strathmore has achieved.

March 27, 2013 | Porterville Recorder
California's Skilled Workforce of the Future Must Begin Training in the Classroom

A skilled workforce is seen as key to turning the California economy around.

Which Path for the Common Core?

As educators across the country implement the Common Core State Standards, we see two paths emerging ... and diverging.

March 22, 2013 | Education Week
Linked Learning Study Shows Narrowing of Achievement Gap

A new report shows promise for high school programs called Linked Learning.

Expanding Access, Creating Options: How Linked Learning Pathways Can Mitigate Barriers to College and Career Access in Schools and Districts

As the Linked Learning high school reform initiative expands across California, the results of a two-year study by the Education Trust–West identifies promising practices in Linked Learning schools and districts.

March 21, 2013 | The Education Trust-West
Herdt: What If It Paid to Invest in Schools?

Over the 15 years Jack Stewart has been president of the California Manufacturers and Technology Association, he has watched as an issue he champions—career-focused education in high school—has been pushed aside in name of education reform that has focused on classroom-based academic standards.

March 21, 2013 | Ventura County Star