Resources to empower
Businesses and labor groups play a vital role in the development of our community as a whole. When businesses partner with the education system and relate the expectations that future employees need to meet, highly competent students with future-ready skills graduate college and career ready.
Growing Inland Achievement (GIA) maintains several data dashboards to allow our partners to quickly access regional data on college and career readiness, degrees and certificates, demographics, dual enrollment, FAFSA completion, labor market, and postsecondary success
The California Virtual Campus website can be used to enroll in online courses offered at multiple California Community Colleges.
The California Department of Education (CDE) developed a series of videos demonstrating integrated ELD instruction and its related designated ELD instruction during ELA, mathematics, and science. The Integrated and Designated ELD Video Series demonstrates the relationship between the California English Language Development Standards (CA ELD Standards) and the state content standards. When used in tandem, English learner students build English proficiency, refine academic use of English, and access subject area content in transitional kindergarten/kindergarten through grade twelve.
ELA/ELD Framework Vignettes and Snapshots Chart
This website gives an overview of the Multilingual Programs available in the California School System.
Content on this site allows users to access opportunities for software development, a coding academy, as well as educational multimedia services.
The Environmental Education Collaborative (EEC), with the help of educational and community partners, created this digital environmental resource for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties - Environmental Learning Resources Guide. This guide was developed to help educators and community members find sites and programs about natural resources and sustainability. This guide provides information on programs for all ages from early childhood through adult, as well as information on professional training opportunities.
Noun Project is building a global visual language that unites us — a language that allows quick and easy communication no matter who you are or where you are. The Most Comprehensive Icon Collection in the World. Our community of designers from 120+ countries is building the most diverse and extensive collection of iconography ever created. Icons are some of the most universal communication tools available, crossing language and cultural boundaries.
National Resource Center for Asian Languages (NRCAL) was established in 2014 to improve the nation’s capacity for the teaching and learning of Asian languages including Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Khmer. NRCAL is 1 of 16 language resource centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
The SBCSS Computer Science Snacks site has been created to showcase careers in computer science, as well as support students and educators with their computer science skills through the use of guided video tutorials.
This article details the impacts of not adequately funding public schools.
This report explores how competencies and skills developed through social and emotional learning (SEL) are as important as the foundational skills required for traditional academic learning. The New Vision for Education project examines the role that technology can potentially play to improve SEL education for the future.
This article looks at the best ways to prepare special needs students for the workforce.
This study highlights the economic benefits of social and emotional learning and the need for further research by comparing the benefits and costs of six different interventions.
This article explains how understanding the economic impact of school quality requires matching the quality of schools attended to each state’s workers and then seeing how economic growth is affected by worker quality.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is administered out of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The program provides up to $1.1M in funding for research and development of innovative forms of learning and instructional technologies for classrooms.
This paper reviews how states and districts have historically approached career readiness in K-12 schools and the limitations and challenges with current approaches. This paper also defines career readiness and argues that it should be pursued as an integrated measure under postsecondary readiness as part of ESSA state accountability systems as well as specific recommendations for the business community in addressing key implementation challenges involving the career readiness components of a postsecondary readiness indicator.
This paper investigates the impact of participating in a specialized high school-based CTE delivery system on high school persistence, completion, earning professional certifications, and standardized test scores. The paper focuses on individuals from low-income families, an overrepresented group in CTE.
This article discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on career and technical education.
This research highlights the ways how advocates can more effectively communicate about CTE with parents and students.
This article describes the expected learning losses from the COVID-19 shortened COVID-19 school year.
This article argues that lower reading and math test scores will impact the future U.S. economy.
This 20-year study tracked a group of kindergarten students who were evaluated on social capabilities (e.g., listening to other, sharing materials). Researchers followed these children for the next two decades, examining whether these assessments could predict how these same children would fare by early adulthood.