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In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, Antioch High School freshman Matilde Roblero, right, removes invasive plant species from the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge in Antioch, Calif. In the latest incarnation of vocational education programs that once prepared young people not bound for college for skilled trades, the federal government and states like California are betting big that connecting high school studies to the increasingly technical knowledge required in fields such as manufacturing, agriculture and information technology will get more students to graduate, go on to complete at least some college and find well-paying jobs. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, Antioch High School freshman Matilde Roblero, right, removes invasive plant species from the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge in Antioch, Calif. In the latest incarnation of vocational education programs that once prepared young people not bound for college for skilled trades, the federal government and states like California are betting big that connecting high school studies to the increasingly technical knowledge required in fields such as manufacturing, agriculture and information technology will get more students to graduate, go on to complete at least some college and find well-paying jobs. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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