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$250-Million Grant Program Launched to Link Learning and Careers

California officials Tuesday opened applications for a program to help students connect their academic learning with careers, marking the nation's largest effort of its kind.

January 21, 2014 | Los Angeles Times
Schools Lining Up for Piece of $250M "Career Pathways" Fund

California schools can expect stiff competition when the state kicks off the application process for a highly anticipated $250 million state fund for college and career readiness programs and partnerships this month.

January 19, 2014 | EdSource
EGUSD Receives $50,000 Specialized Secondary Programs Grant for Digital Media Academy at Pleasant Grove High School

SSP grants help school districts develop innovative programs to help students learn and develop real-world, 21st-century skills.

January 13, 2014 | Elk Grove Patch
Bruce Maiman: Linking Schools with Business Partners

A shift is underway in California with a commitment to “Linked Learning,” vocational programs that provide a work-based infrastructure relevant to students’ studies while setting them on a career path.

January 7, 2014 | The Sacramento Bee
Well-Being of California Children Lags, According to New Study

California has much room for improvement as it strives to provide for the education, health care and welfare of children, particularly in making sure each child has affordable health coverage, according to a report released Tuesday.

January 7, 2014 | East Bay Times
Investing in Area's Greatest Resource—Children

When it comes to local education stories, there were plenty in 2013.

December 31, 2013 | The Porterville Recorder
CSULB Grant Goes to Linked Learning Program

A grant of nearly $1 million to Cal State Long Beach will help the university spearhead a statewide initiative to train educators in Linked Learning, which combines traditional high school education with work-based learning.

December 30, 2013 | Long Beach Press Telegram
Pasadena School Board Wants PCC College Courses at Muir High School

John Muir High School may soon offer Pasadena City College courses and allow students to earn college credits while still attending the high school and not have to pay for it.

December 27, 2013 | Pasadena Star-News
Kearny High School of Digital Media & Design

In 2004, the staff of Kearny High School created the Kearny Educational Complex—four small autonomous high schools, each with a different industry theme.