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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 […]
Learning Works: The Ones that Got Away: Why Completing a College Degree Is Not the Only Way to Succeed, Sept. 29, 2014
“Recent research on the California community college system has revealed that workforce training programs yield some of the highest earnings for community college students, regardless of whether those students complete a degree or college certificate. Still, most conversations about community college success are limited to whether students graduate. An exclusive focus on degree completion does […]
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 […]
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Award of Career Pathways Trust Grants Linking Education and Careers
OAKLAND, Calif., May 30, 2014 /California Dept. of Education/ —Almost 40 consortia representing hundreds of thousands of students across California are the first recipients of grants under a new $250 million program designed to help students stay in school and move toward college and employment in high-demand fields, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson […]