“We must graduate much more students ready to be successful in college and career. Our city needs them.” –Kevin Taylor, OUSD High School Network Executive Officer
“College and Career Pathways” are sets of college-prep and work-based courses and experiences (e.g., internships) designed to give students career-oriented, real-world experiences and lead to more post-high school options.
Classroom curriculum is combined with hands-on experience for students in a particular industry. Career Pathways are open to all students, and participation is based on student choice. When students love what they’re learning, they work harder, dream bigger, and learn more.
Career Pathways-based learning works– it is shown to reduce dropout and increase college and career readiness.
About Measure N
On Nov. 4, Oakland voters approved by a strong margin (76 percent Yes) a parcel tax that will provide Oakland Unified with an additional $12 million in funds annually ($1,000 per student) for College and Career Pathway programs.
Click here to read the text of the measure. Scroll down for a non-partisan video on Measure N from the League of Women Voters, Oakland.
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Measure N video from League of Women Voters of Oakland: