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Harmony Knights "Linked" Forever

Last night the “Linked Learning” Harmony Magnet Academy seniors got together at the “Buck” Shaffer Memorial Theatre to celebrate their four years of trials and triumphs and to congratulate each other as they forged ahead in their new lives.

America’s Edge Study: Career-Themed High School Curricula Needed to Fill Health Care Job Gap

The health care industry is one of the state’s fastest- growing job sectors, but there are some gaps in the pipeline of skilled workers coming in to fill those positions.

May 31, 2013 | The Mercury News
Sonoma Valley High School to Benefit from Career Technology Program Grants

The Sonoma Valley Unified School District is one of six county districts that will receive significant grant monies over the next five years to expand course offerings and workforce training opportunities through Sonoma County's Career Technology Education (CTE) Fund.

June 11, 2013 | Sonoma Valley Patch
Infusion of Money for Career Education in New State Budget

Programs that prepare students for college and careers are about to get a jolt of one-time state money that supporters are counting on to lead to a permanent and sustainable expansion of programs.

July 2, 2013 | EdSource
Antioch Schools Look to Energize Education: Solar Projects Will Be a Learning Tool and Save Money

The school district is going solar — and it hopes to energize student learning in the process.

July 12, 2013 | East Bay Times
LBUSD Hosts Open House of New "State-of-the-Art" High School

In anticipation of its opening in September, Ernest S. McBride High School in Long Beach was previewed by the community in an open house Tuesday, July 9.

July 12, 2013 | Signal Tribune
California Bill Requires State to Attack Skills Gap

There's no arguing the facts: California's unemployment rate, as of May, was 8.6 percent. Yet there are more than 840,000 jobs available now.

Adult Ed, Regional Occupational Centers, Partnership Academies Get Reprieve

Once-threatened programs that prepare high school students for careers and adults for jobs or college appear likely to get at least a two-year reprieve under the compromise budget plan negotiated between legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown.

July 12, 2013 | EdSource
Report Shows Programs to Improve College Access Are Working

A new report from The Education Trust finds that programs aimed at increasing college access and graduation rates among black and Latino students are having a positive effect.

July 18, 2013 | Education News