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Fusing Career, Academic Skills Benefits Students, Study Finds

A California initiative that blends rigorous academics with career preparation helps students earn more credits in high school and have greater confidence in their career and life skills than their peers in regular programs, according to a new study of the initiative.

December 9, 2014 | Education Week
Guidance Offered on Career Preparation

Ensuring schools are adequately preparing students for careers is just as important as ensuring they prepare students for college, says a new paper that proposes districts add specific career-readiness measures, such as the number of students who complete work-based learning programs, to their accountability plans to the public.

December 2, 2014 | EdSource
Business Can Help Chart a Smarter Path to College, Careers

Employers need to get involved with Linked Learning. They’ll be not only helping students, but helping themselves.

December 1, 2014 | The Sacramento Bee
Preparing Teachers for Career Pathways

Denise Vela never thought she’d be teaching high school English quite like this, and certainly never as part of an engineering program.

November 24, 2014 | EdSource
Students From PG&E-Sponsored Energy Academies Travel to Nation’s Capital

Many of the eight students from Bakersfield, Fresno, Sacramento and Stockton who traveled here last week to meet their member of Congress and share their unique experience as PG&E Energy Academy students and paid summer interns had never traveled out of state.

November 19, 2014 | Currents
Linked Learning Helps Students Succeed

With 14 percent of the nation’s students and 20 percent of low-income students in California, the state’s educational performance has implications for the entire country.

November 7, 2014 | The Sacramento Bee
PUSD Pathways Worth the Visit

"We should want this for every kid in America"—those were the words of Deborah Delisle, assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education, with the U.S. Department of Education.

September 26, 2014 | Porterville Recorder
Federal Policymakers Visit Porterville Schools

A learning process known as Linked Learning, which got its start as a pilot program in 2008 at only a handful of schools including Porterville, is gaining in popularity.

September 26, 2014 | Visalia Times Delta
Federal Education Leader Checks Out Linked Learning in South Valley Schools

A high-level official in the federal Department of Education visited Monache High on Thursday to see for herself a program linking academics, career technical education and workplace experience.

September 25, 2014 | The Merced Sun Star