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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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October 8, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

This week, we share stories about more deeply integrating career-technical education, the impact of COVID-19 on high school graduation rates, getting disconnected youth back on track, and more.

October 4, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

Happy October, Linked Learning field! In this week’s What We’re Reading, we share articles covering COVID-19’s impact on high school graduates, computer science course access in California high schools, dual enrollment, and more. Plus, a very special video highlighting a Linked Learning teacher named Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year.

September 29, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

Linked Learning pathways, regardless of industry theme, are preparing young people to succeed in the workforce. Even as COVID-19 begins to recede in some of our communities, it is clear that the healthcare industry is still growing and seeking highly skilled workers that represent the communities they serve. Linked Learning is preparing young people to step into these roles, in part thanks to the example set by the Oakland Health Pathways Project.

September 24, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Friday! In this week’s What We’re Reading, we share articles covering how school districts successfully navigated the COVID-19 pandemic, a new fund proposed to support students as they persist through higher education, changes to the College Board CSS Profile, and more.

September 17, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

This week, we highlight articles focused on assessment, workforce development, student supports in California, plus an exciting student voice opportunity. Thanks for tuning in to What We’re Reading!

September 17, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

The 2021 legislative session came to a close last Friday, September 10th. This week, we dive into some of the bills moving forward to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk for signature or veto. These bills address key components of Linked Learning, including student supports, youth civic engagement, higher education access, and more.

September 10, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

I hope everyone enjoyed the short week! In today’s news roundup, you can find pieces on updates to COVID policies in schools, gender inequities in higher education, decreases in test scores for college admissions, and more.

September 3, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Friday, and welcome back to What We’re Reading! This week, we round up articles on recent federal policy announcements on mental health and COVID-19, a call to close equity gaps in apprenticeships, and more.

August 27, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

What We're Reading is back! This week, dive into articles covering student mental health, supporting postsecondary transitions, summer school during COVID-19, and more.

August 27, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

For this week's policy updates, we review bills that passed out of CA State Legislature Appropriations that may be of interest to the Linked Learning field.