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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.
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.
Employers need to get involved with Linked Learning. They’ll be not only helping students, but helping themselves.
Denise Vela never thought she’d be teaching high school English quite like this, and certainly never as part of an engineering program.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.