All articles by Michelle Maitre
A shortage of school counselors has hampered efforts to serve students. But additional funding and a growing state focus on college and career preparation – and a new push from the First Lady – are translating to additional resources and more attention to counselors' role.
January 22, 2015
Programs in mortuary science, dental hygiene and automotive technology are among those selected to pilot bachelor’s degrees at California community colleges, officials announced Tuesday.
January 20, 2015
Once known as domestic education that raised images of young women learning how to be housewives, home economics of today serves more than 160,000 students across the state in programs that focus on careers in culinary arts, fashion design, child development and more.
December 29, 2014
Students enrolled in Antioch High School's engineering and design academy get hands-on work experience through a partnership with Verizon. The program offers internships, mentorship and guidance about resumes, professional behavior and other work skills.
December 14, 2014
Making a case that strong early education is vital for both personal and national prosperity, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a package of more than $1 billion in federal and private funding to expand preschool and other early childhood programs across the United States.
December 10, 2014
Today’s young adults are more likely to have a college degree than their peers who came of age 30 years ago, but also are more likely to be unemployed and living in poverty than young adults in 1980, according to vast new census statistics released Thursday.
December 4, 2014
A new policy brief from the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education offers recommendations for including career-preparation measures in school districts' Local Control and Accountability Plans. Such measures could include the number of students who complete work-based learning programs.
December 2, 2014
Baccalaureate programs in mortuary science, ranch management and cyber security are among the proposed wish list from community colleges interested in offering the advanced degrees. Half of all districts in California have expressed interest in offering bachelor's degrees allowed under a new law.
November 19, 2014
The California Acceleration Project aims to revise and shorten the traditional remedial education sequence, helping increase the number of community college students who pass credit-bearing math and English within their first year of starting college.