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Find the latest announcements and launches from the Linked Learning Alliance here—plus reflections and insights about what’s happening across the field.

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November 21, 2019 | Rachel Zaentz

This fall has been a flurry of activity and inspiration. Over the last several weeks, the Linked Learning Alliance has traveled to Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and San Bernardino to honor the first pathways in California to earn Linked Learning Gold Certification. The best part is being with communities as they gather to celebrate: educators, industry partners, elected officials working together on a shared future—and students buoyed by their support.

October 24, 2019 | Anne Stanton

Please save the date for the Linked Learning Institute—designed to support practitioners, as well as school and district leaders, in scaling and sustaining systemic strategies that enrich communities and keep learning relevant for students.

October 23, 2019 | Rachel Zaentz

The Linked Learning Alliance invites you to join us on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. PT for an informative, interactive exploration of one of the four Linked Learning pillars—integrated student supports.

October 15, 2019 | Linked Learning Alliance

San Bernardino City Unified School District recognized for reaching highest standards in college and career preparation

October 14, 2019 | Anne Stanton

Today we make a great stride forward in meeting the California public education system’s goal of preparing all students for college and career. Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law AB 1240, which updates the definition of “pupil achievement” that schools report in their Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) in an important way.

October 4, 2019 | Dan Storz

Last month, we launched our newly refined process and standards for Gold certification, the highest quality marker for Linked Learning. Learn how Linked Learning Certification helps you improve your pathway over time, unlocks benefits for students, and gives schools and districts the recognition you deserve.

September 18, 2019 | Linked Learning Alliance

Updated Gold certification represents the highest standard of college and career preparation, based on evidence of effectiveness in implementing Linked Learning and input from education leaders

September 10, 2019 | Anne Stanton

Charged with finding new ideas for increasing college completion in the Central and San Joaquin Valleys and Inland Empire, the new Council for Post-Secondary Education has an important responsibility—and a remarkable opportunity—to tackle issues at the core of our state’s dismal postsecondary completion rates.