A new EdSource interactive map highlights career academies in California high schools, part of reform efforts – including the Common Core State Standards and the Local Control Funding Formula – that aim to prepare students for college and careers.
With a deadline looming, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have cut a deal for the 2014-15 state budget that, at the governor's insistence, keeps his revenue projections but still makes room for additional money for the Local Control Funding Formula and other programs.
The winners of the California Career Pathways Trust laid out some ambitious goals for the money. The $250 million fund is believed to be the largest investment in the nation to expand education programs that give students hands-on work experience on their path to graduation.