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PUSD Awarded $100,000 in State Grants

The state has allotted a total of $3.3 million in grants for 67 California school districts including PUSD, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today.

January 6, 2013 | Pasadena News Now
Foundations, Corporations Make Commitments on Education Spending at White House Summit

Foundations and corporations have vowed millions in donations to address college access and affordability for low-income youth, responding to President Barack Obama’s call to action on the issue.

Better Colleges Failing to Lure Talented Poor

Most low-income students who have top test scores and grades do not even apply to the nation's best colleges, according to a new analysis of every high school student who took the SAT in a recent year.

March 16, 2013 | The New York Times
PUSD Pathways Program Now a Model For Others

The state has put in its two cents in—actually a lot more than two cents—by awarding PUSD a grant to assist other districts in establishing their own Pathways program.

March 17, 2013 | The Porterville Recorder
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
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.

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