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February 16, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

A diverse, well-prepared teaching workforce with close ties to their community is critical to the success of young people, ensuring they graduate prepared for lifelong success. Across California, districts are meeting this moment head-on, committing resources to attract new K-12 teachers and early childhood educators to the profession as early as high school.

February 11, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Friday! This week, we’re reading stories on the importance of breaking down silos between K-12, higher education, and workforce, the new California State Seal of Civic Engagement, the importance of social emotional learning for high schoolers, and more. As always, thanks for reading with us!

January 29, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Friday! We’re excited to share a piece in EdSource from Linked Learning Alliance’s President and CEO Anne Stanton on Governor Newsom’s proposed investments in college and career preparation and workforce readiness. We also round up articles on CSU’s decision to drop standardized testing from its admissions process, coverage of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona’s recently announced K-12 priorities, and COVID-19’s impact on California high schoolers’ FAFSA completion. Thanks for reading with us!

January 21, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

I hope everyone enjoyed a restful and reflecting Martin Luther King Jr. weekend! This week, we’re reading stories on COVID-19’s impact on young people’s mental health, how policymakers can strengthen work-based learning, and more. As always, thanks for reading with us!

January 14, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Friday, Linked Learning field! It’s been an exciting week, with Governor Gavin Newsom proposing over $2 billion in college and career preparation investments in his 2022-23 Budget. Today we share coverage of the California budget proposal, along with stories on the latest college enrollment numbers, career technical education, and more. Thanks for reading with us!

January 7, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy 2022, Linked Learning field! I hope everyone enjoyed a restful and relaxing winter break. To kick off the new year, we’re reading stories on proposed changes to California K-12 funding, the growing shift towards performance assessment, the importance of counselors of color, and more.

December 10, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

Happy December, Linked Learning field! This week, we’re excited to share a spotlight on a new pathway in Long Beach USD, as well as a piece on the surgeon general’s latest warning on youth mental health, the need for computer education access, and the impact of COVID-19 on the class of 2020. Thanks for reading with us!

December 3, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

Happy December! I hope everyone enjoyed a restful and relaxing Thanksgiving break. This week, we’re reading articles on the impact of COVID-19 on educators and parents, the rise of bachelor degree opportunities in community colleges, the latest developments in the California Cradle to Career Data System, and more.

November 22, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

With large higher education systems like the University of California moving beyond standardized assessments for college admissions, high school educators are exploring additional ways to determine student mastery. Many turned to performance assessments even before COVID-19, and many more began to leverage this form of assessment in distance learning. On Wednesday November 17, students and education leaders from California, Colorado, and Virginia joined the Linked Learning Alliance, Center for Innovation in Education, and Envision Learning Partners to share how performance assessments have made an impact in their context.

November 19, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Apprenticeship Week! We’re sharing stories about expanding apprenticeships, the newly announced UC policy to end admissions testing, and more.