Calif. pilots school programs that link to real-world career training

01/29/2013 | EdSource

Sixty-three school districts in California are part of a pilot project to evaluate how "linked-learning" programs that include business partnerships will help engage students and prepare them for careers after high school. The plan calls for more specific courses, such as human anatomy and microbiology, for students on a health-career track, and for students to spend time with professionals in the fields they are pursuing. For example, in Santa Rosa, a sustainability and green business path will include input from builders and contractors.

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