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Linked Learning: A Guide to Making High School Work

To stem the tide of high school dropouts and a lack of college and career preparedness among graduates, a growing number of schools and districts across the state are turning to the promising practices and opportunities of Linked Learning.

April 24, 2013 | UCLA IDEA
Providing All Students With a Quality Education Is a Moral—and Economic—Necessity

Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education encourages President Obama and Congress not to overlook the positive economic impact of a quality and equitable education for all students.

April 29, 2013 | Huffington Post
Bonds Would Fund Business Investment in Schools Under Steinberg Proposal

The leader of the California State Senate says the way to encourage more and stronger bonds between industry and education is through, well, bonds.

May 1, 2013 | EdSource
Legislature Moves to Protect Career Tech

When Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his new education spending plan as part of his January budget, Christine Hoffman, who oversees one of the largest career preparation programs in California, knew she—and arguably, the rest of the state—had a problem.

May 5, 2013 | K-12 Daily
In Oakland Classrooms, Students "Learn to Work"

At Oakland's MetWest High School, internships with the local business community are the cornerstone of the curriculum.

May 6, 2013 | Free Speech TV
In California, Push for College Diversity Starts Earlier

As the Supreme Court weighs a case that could decide the future of affirmative action in college admissions, California offers one glimpse of a future without it.

May 7, 2013 | The New York Times
Film Project on LA Street Vendors Brings Community into the Classroom

Producing a documentary for a class project opened high school students' eyes to the forces shaping their community.

May 8, 2013 | Free Speech TV
LBCC Awarded Grant to Further Help Linked Learning Academy High School Students

Long Beach City College was awarded a $75,000 Career Ladders Project (CLP) grant as they began participation in the California Community College Linked Learning Initiative (CCCLLI), which aims to ease the transition for high school graduates in healthcare-related Linked Learning Academies into college curriculums.

May 10, 2013 | Long Beach Post News
Linked Learning Pilot To Expand in Next School Year

The school year's almost over for California's students. For kids in some 60 districts across the state, it'll mean goodbye to traditional classes.