SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) - Most of California's state Senate has taken part in a rare educational field trip.
The Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that more than two dozen of the state's 40 senators headed south from Sacramento to visit classrooms at Cabrillo High School and Long Beach City College on Tuesday.
Long Beach Unified, the state's third largest district, is a leader in so-called "linked learning," where academic and technical classes are designed to lead students from grade school through college into a job.
More than 1,200 businesses and organizations have formed education partnerships with the district's schools.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg who came up with the trip said Tuesday that the school district "serves as a model" for other California districts.
The trip was expected to cost at least $27,000.
The Associated Press