Find the latest announcements and launches from the Linked Learning Alliance here—plus reflections and insights about what’s happening across the field.
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!
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.
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.
I hope everyone had a wonderful week. We gathered articles this week that cover integrating real-world math through data science, dual enrollment as a solution to COVID-19 equity gaps, the growing interest in community college bachelor’s degrees, and more. Thanks for reading with us!
This week, Linked Learning Alliance’s President and CEO Anne Stanton was featured in The 74 Million, where she wrote alongside the Lumina Foundation’s Chauncy Lennon that K-12 and higher education systems must work together to support young people as they transition to postsecondary education. We also share articles on the importance of civic education, a new handbook on social-emotional learning from the US Department of Education, and more.
This week, check out stories on the role COVID-19 may be playing in bringing new attention to career-technical education, how we define success in higher education, getting parents invested in project-based learning, and more. Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for reading with us!
On Sunday October 10, Governor Gavin Newsom signed every bill below that we identified as bills of interest last month. These bills address key components of Linked Learning, including student supports, youth civic engagement, higher education access, and more.