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Real world experience in high school


photo of Sofia Garcia (left) and Oliveto chef Paul Canales (right) by Jane Tyska/Tribune staff

For some Oakland high school students, a classroom doesn’t always mean rows of desks and a chalkboard. Last week we ran a story about Sofia Garcia, a senior at the internship-based MetWest High School, who has spent two days a week for the last two-plus years in the kitchen of Oliveto Restaurant in Rockridge.

How have other schools incorporated `real world’ experience into the curriculum, and how has it worked?

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.