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PUSD Awarded $100,000 in State Grants
The state has allotted a total of $3.3 million in grants for 67 California school districts including PUSD, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today.
Foundations, Corporations Make Commitments on Education Spending at White House Summit
Foundations and corporations have vowed millions in donations to address college access and affordability for low-income youth, responding to President Barack Obama’s call to action on the issue.
Better Colleges Failing to Lure Talented Poor
Most low-income students who have top test scores and grades do not even apply to the nation's best colleges, according to a new analysis of every high school student who took the SAT in a recent year.
PUSD Pathways Program Now a Model For Others
The state has put in its two cents in—actually a lot more than two cents—by awarding PUSD a grant to assist other districts in establishing their own Pathways program.
Expanding Access, Creating Options: How Linked Learning Pathways Can Mitigate Barriers to College and Career Access in Schools and Districts
As the Linked Learning high school reform initiative expands across California, the results of a two-year study by the Education Trust–West identifies promising practices in Linked Learning schools and districts.
Herdt: What If It Paid to Invest in Schools?
Over the 15 years Jack Stewart has been president of the California Manufacturers and Technology Association, he has watched as an issue he champions—career-focused education in high school—has been pushed aside in name of education reform that has focused on classroom-based academic standards.
Which Path for the Common Core?
As educators across the country implement the Common Core State Standards, we see two paths emerging ... and diverging.
Linked Learning Study Shows Narrowing of Achievement Gap
A new report shows promise for high school programs called Linked Learning.
Harmony Magnet Has Earned Its Distinguished Status
An honor bestowed upon only a handful of academies nationwide each year is what Porterville Unified School District’s Harmony Magnet Academy of Engineering in Strathmore has achieved.