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Career Pathways Bolster California's Competitive Advantages

One of California’s competitive advantages has been a skilled workforce for many growing industries. In a sea of high costs, our well-trained college graduates have stoked the growth of companies in many basic and cutting edge industries.

January 11, 2016 | Fox & Hounds
Report: Linked Learning Programs Lead to Improved Student Outcomes

High school students in Linked Learning programs are more likely to earn a diploma and are better prepared for college and careers, a new independent evaluation of programs in nine California school districts found.

December 17, 2015 | EdSource
How Houston is Redefining Learning to Prepare Its Future Workers

When college is just another option and teachers focus on skills-based learning, students see clear futures and the city sees real progress.

December 2, 2015 | The Atlantic
Is This Model the Future of College and Career Readiness?

A career academy high school puts 21st century skills to the test with on-the-job training.

November 3, 2015 | eSchool News
Pathway to Pipeline Event Connects High School Academy Students in Antioch with Local Employers

Thursday’s Pathway to Pipeline event allowed high school students from the nine Linked Learning academies in Antioch to share what they’re learning with local employers.

October 9, 2015 | The Antioch Herald
"Learning Policy Institute" to Bridge Research and Policy; Respond to "New Moment"

A new national education think tank—the Learning Policy Institute—is being announced today.

September 3, 2015 | Learning Policy Institute
Staff Changes at CCASN

CCASN is proud to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Theresa McEwen.

The High School Where Students Wear Scrubs

A Sacramento public high school blends work-based learning, medical science, and academics for a new generation of vocational education.

May 28, 2015 | The Atlantic
Can We Really Prepare Kids for Both College and Career?

Ana Sical, 25, once thought she was destined for a full-time job at the Jack in the Box fast food restaurant where she worked for three years alongside her mom, dad, aunts and uncles.

May 26, 2015 | The Hechinger Report