Find the latest announcements and launches from the Linked Learning Alliance here—plus reflections and insights about what’s happening across the field.
We recognize this was a difficult news week for many, with Supreme Court decisions impacting issues important to the field of education and our communities. Today, we reflect on stories covering the transitions from middle to high school, then college and career. We also read about the teacher pipeline, career-technical education, and college pathways. Have a restful weekend and, as always, thank you for reading with us.
The pandemic exacerbated teacher shortages that must be addressed, and it also shined a light on the need to find new ways to engage and empower our young people. With thoughtful implementation to reach the communities and students who need it most, Golden State Pathways promises to help us do both, writes Teach Plus California's Sarah Lillis and Linked Learning Alliance's Anne Stanton.
Happy Friday, Linked Learning Field! This week, we reflect on stories including the Gates Foundation AccelerateED Grants, the teacher pipeline, the emphasis on recruiting and retaining educators of color, and more. We are also excited to share an EdSource piece highlighting the value of the Golden State Pathway Program proposed in Gov. Newsom's State Budget. Have a great weekend and, as always, thank you for reading with us.
The proposed $2 billion in funding for Golden State Pathways and dual enrollment in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2022-23 budget is a vital investment in California’s young people at a pivotal stage of their development — and in the workforce that’s counting on these adolescents to help them innovate and grow, writes Long Beach USD Superintendent Jill Baker and Oakland USD Superintendent Kayla Johnson-Trammell.
Students from Antelope Valley UHSD, Long Beach USD, Oakland USD, an Oakland-based independent charter district, Porterville USD, and San Bernardino City USD participated in this survey process between April and May 2022. In their responses, students shared open, honest reflections on their experiences in college and career pathways over the past year, their postsecondary aspirations, and their thoughts on proposals included in the California State Budget.
The decade between ages 14 & 24 is crucial for young people and for the future of the workforce. Education leaders should help make a seamless transition from middle school to high school, college and careers, writes All4Ed's Deborah S. Delisle and Linked Learning Alliance's Anne Stanton.
The Linked Learning Alliance is thrilled to announce that we have been selected to be part of the Accelerate ED: Seamless Pathways to Degrees and Careers initiative—a distinct privilege that enables us to build on the extraordinary progress of this field to date and catapult it into a new era of growth.
The Linked Learning Alliance is pleased to welcome a new board member to the organization. Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, former Rhode Island Commissioner of Postsecondary Education and former Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education in the U.S. Department of Education, will serve as the newest member of the Linked Learning Alliance Board of Directors.
Leaders from the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) and the Linked Learning Alliance joined elected officials and industry partners in congratulating three educational pathways for achieving Linked Learning Gold certification.