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Gilbert Bareng awarded NAF Advisory Board Champion Award!

July 21, 2015 Vice President and Principal Architect of Mangini Associates, Inc., Gilbert Bareng, was recognized by NAF (formerly known as the National Academy Foundation) for his champion-level participation on NAF academy advisory boards. Gilbert is also the Chair of the Innovate Tulare-Kings Leadership Council. He has created a regional work-based learning project called INTERNNECT, […]

South Valley hooks $14.7M for work-based learning

The Business Journal – April 10, 2015 After years of emphasizing college readiness in high school curriculum, school districts throughout the Central Valley are now focusing on work-based learning. The switch came shortly after the California Department of Education poured $250 million into the California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) last year. School districts throughout the […]

State announces $250 million available for school pathways

Visalia Times-Delta  An additional $250 million for is up for grabs for public schools to expand college and career readiness programs for students. Earlier this year, Tulare and Kings counties landed $15 million when the counties together applied through the Tulare-Kings Linked Learning Consortium for the state’s California Career Pathways Trust. In June, Randy Wallace, […]

US Department of Education and US Congress to Visit Porterville Unified School District to See Linked Learning in Action

BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, representatives from the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Congress will visitPorterville Unified School District in Porterville, California for a firsthand look atLinked Learning, one of the most dynamic high school redesign efforts in the country. Gary Hoachlander, President of ConnectEd, the hub for Linked Learning, will […]

Linked Learning in California Draws Visit from Federal Policymakers

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 23, 2014  —  On Thursday, September 25, representatives from the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Congress will visit Porterville Unified School District in Porterville, California for a firsthand look atLinked Learning, one of the most dynamic high school redesign efforts in the country. Linked Learning transforms the traditional high school experience by […]

Workforce Development Professionals Gather for Annual Conference

Sacramento, Cali., September 2-4, 2014 Hundreds of workforce development professionals from around the state gathered in Monterey Sept. 2-4 for the California Workforce Association’s annual Meeting of the Minds conference.  Featuring dozens of workshops on best practices, innovations, sector strategies and business services, the conference offered several opportunities for participants to learn more about the new […]