From community colleges to high schools and even elementary schools, students are being introduced to the work world through a variety of new programs that blend academics with on-the-job experiences in internships, job shadowing and mentoring programs.
Nearly 1,000 school districts, county education offices and charter schools across California will share $200 million in state grants as part of an effort to prepare more high school students for college.
California needs to produce 11.9 million degrees by 2025 to remain economically competitive.
The measure would replace Proposition 227, which severely limits bilingual education.
The goal is to keep students competitive in a global market.
The universities are opening satellite campuses in urban centers.
Students get a glimpse of campuses outside their communities.
The metric will be one part of the state's new accountability system.
Funding is aimed at increasing the number of skilled workers.
Some campuses don't participate in the program because they fear sanctions.
UC is being asked to increase the number of California students it enrolls.
The state ranks near the bottom nationally in the rate of bachelor and associate STEM degrees.