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.
The state ranks near the bottom nationally in the rate of bachelor and associate STEM degrees.
State officials are considering a number of possible measures.
CSU foresees teachers with dual credentials as one solution.
High school students get hands-on instruction in teaching.
"A shot of confidence" and new opportunities for some; others are still waiting.
Campuses hope higher graduation, transfer rates will be payoff for $40 million cost.
It will take a “cradle to career” approach to improving education outcomes.
The funding would boost teacher training and build partnerships.
Students are getting hands-on training in a number of fields.
New science standards require teachers to alter their practices, study says.
Education officials reported a shortage in nearly every subject area.
The public is invited to comment on the draft curriculum through Jan. 19.