Dr. Ting Sun Elected to Linked Learning Alliance Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2017

Hilary McLean, Executive Vice President | E: hilary@linkedlearning.org | T: 916.248.4848

Sacramento, CA – The Linked Learning Alliance Board of Director has elected Dr. Ting L. Sun as a member of the Board. The Linked Learning Alliance Board of Directors guides and supports the Linked Learning field’s efforts to expand high quality Linked Learning pathways and prepare all students for college and career.

Sun is a member of the California State Board of Education and is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Natomas Charter School. Sun also serves on the California Workforce Joint Advisory Committee that addresses opportunities for systems alignment and policies specific to student pathways related to state and federal investments. She previously served as the co-chair of California’s Public Schools Accountability Act Advisory Committee.

“We welcome Dr. Sun to the Linked Learning Alliance Board of Directors,” said David Rattray, Executive Vice President at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Chair of Linked Learning Alliance Board of Directors. “Ting’s direct experience running a school with a thematic high school pathway coupled with her expertise on education policy gives her an important and unique perspective that will really benefit our Board and the Linked Learning field we serve.”

Linked Learning’s power to positively impact student preparation for college and career comes from the close integration of four core components:

  • Rigorous academics that prepare students to be admitted to and succeed in college;
  • Sequenced high-quality career-technical education;
  • Work-based learning that provides exposure to real-world workplaces and reinforces the professional skills needed to thrive in a career; and
  • Supports to address individual students’ needs and ensure equity.
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    Research shows that Linked Learning students are less likely to drop out and more likely to graduate than similar students in traditional high school programs. Also, students coming into Linked Learning with low achievement scores demonstrate greater academic success than similar students enrolled in traditional high schools. Compared with their peers, Linked Learning students report greater confidence in their life and career skills, and say they are experiencing more rigorous, integrated, and relevant instruction.

    More information about the Linked Learning Alliance Board is available here.

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    About Linked Learning Alliance
    The Linked Learning Alliance is a statewide coalition of education, industry, and community organizations dedicated to improving California’s high schools and preparing students for success in college, career, and life. Established in May 2008, the Linked Learning Alliance aims to build a collective voice and coordinate efforts to expand access to Linked Learning in California-an approach to high school that integrates rigorous academics with real-world learning opportunities in fields of engineering, health care, performing arts, law, and more. | www.linkedlearning.org