In the news: Career pathways academy, diversity gap and more

It’s Friday, Sept. 25, and here is a recap of education news stories from this past week.

  • A report highlighting the diversity gap between teachers and students gives recommendations to ensure that educators reflect the racial and ethnic backgrounds of students.
  • The Montage Hotels & Resorts is accepting submissions for Memory Makers, a $10,000 scholarship for students age 13 through 17.
  • NewspaperA new program at Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills aims to introduce students to careers in the aviation industry and is the first of its kind in Orange County.
  • Governor Jerry Brown signed a budget trailer bill authorizing the disbursement of $490 million to schools for teacher training, support and mentoring.
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, which aims to curb unwanted behaviors and create a positive school climate, is finding success at Newport-Mesa Unified schools.
  • The La Habra High Marketing and Business Academy is an example of the types of career pathway opportunities that enable students to put classroom learning into practice, preparing them for college and careers.