Career technical student organizations provide hands-on, real world experience to high school students.
Educators across the state are hard at work creating a brighter future for all those kids who historically have been underserved.
Community colleges are as diverse as the communities they serve.
Auto shops still thrive at some high schools, despite a shift to more academic course offerings.
The OC Pathways Showcase highlighted the growth of career pathways programs across Orange County, where 14,000 students currently receive mentoring and internships as part of partnerships with industries.
Los Angeles Unified School District's new Fire Academy prepares students for careers as firefighters, part of an effort to offer more specific career-themed training.
The metric will be one part of the state's new accountability system.
Students can graduate high school with an associate degree.
Funding is aimed at increasing the number of skilled workers.
State officials are considering a number of possible measures.
Students learn science with binoculars and a note pad.
A total of $900 million will be awarded over three years through the grant program.
But most say they believe the standards will benefit students.