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Benefits and Costs of California Partnership Academies (2012 Presentation)

This presentation combines results from two studies, one conducted by PACE on costs of Linked Learning, and one by CCASN profiling the 2009-10 California Partnership Academies (CPAs).

To improve the preparation of California high school students for postsecondary education and careers, in 2006 the James Irvine Foundation launched a major initiative to develop what is now called the Linked Learning approach. The Foundation asked PACE to inform this effort by gathering evidence on the cost of Linked Learning pathways, including CPAs.

This presentation was prepared for the Educating for Careers Conference in February 2012. It includes an analysis demonstrating that the benefits to California taxpayers from CPAs exceed the state and local cost of the CPA program.