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EdSource, 2006
Getting a sound education is important to a student's ability to make a good living in a field they will enjoy. For many students graduating from high school, that includes high quality career technical (or vocational) education tailored to a specific job. In California, such programs are available in a wide range of fields, from healthcare to the…
Descriptors: Career Education, Vocational Education, Spanish, High School Graduates
EdSource, 2006
If a student completes high school but is unable to graduate, there are still options. The student can still get a high school diploma whether he or she dropped out, failed the California High School Exit Exam, or did not have enough course credits. As many know, a high school diploma is a passport to a more interesting and better paying job.…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Adult Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Educational Certificates
Frey, Susan; Perry, Mary; Brazil, Noli; Oregon; Isabel – EdSource, 2005
The typical high school has not changed significantly over the past 50 years. Faculty members are segregated into departments based on their subject, and students rush from one 50-minute class to another throughout the seven-hour day. Reform efforts, however, are growing both nationally and in California. Reformers say that high school students…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Socioeconomic Status, Ethnicity, High School Students