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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 3, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

The need for highly skilled computer science, cybersecurity, and information technology professionals is on the rise. Linked Learning pathways across California are preparing their students to take on these roles with high-quality, hands-on learning in the computer science and IT field.

August 19, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Friday! This week, we’re reading about the continued resurgence of career-technical education programs, the need to increase funding for Black students in California, a new network for teacher apprenticeships, and more. Enjoy your weekend, and thank you for reading with us!

August 5, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Friday! This week, we’re reading about how Oakland USD is tackling recruiting and retaining high-quality educators, coverage of the AccelerateED program, the resurgence of high school apprenticeships, and more. Have a great weekend!

July 22, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Friday, Linked Learning! This week, we’re excited to see the fantastic work taking place in Eastside High Schools’ biomedical Science Academy, a Gold Certified Linked Learning pathway, be featured in Antelope Valley Press. We’re also reading stories on the impact COVID-19 has had on Latinx student success, the state and federal funding for community schools, California’s commitment to apprenticeships, and more. As always, thanks for reading with us!

May 27, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

This week, we join the nation in mourning the loss of students and educators in Uvalde, TX. In addition to reflections on the student supports needed to guide young people in navigating these difficult news events, we also share news of the Linked Learning Alliance’s participation in the Gates Foundation Accelerate ED grant program, building student social capital, and job training gaps. As always, thank you for reading with us.

May 20, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Friday! This week, we’re reading stories on how high schoolers are thinking about their postsecondary futures, the impact of career exploration in middle school, building the teacher pipeline, and more. As always, thanks for reading with us!

April 29, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

By 2030, there will be an estimated 2.6 million new jobs across the healthcare industry. With diversity and equity a top priority for many healthcare leaders, it is essential that communities build strong pipelines of highly qualified, passionate young people to enter into a wide range of medical and healthcare careers. In Huntington Park, one high school is investing in the infrastructure needed to ensure their young people are ready to join the healthcare workforce.

April 22, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Earth Day! This week, we’re reading stories on making career-technical education more inclusive, how a grow-your-own apprenticeship program is eliminating teacher vacancies in a Tennessee school district, and more. Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading with us!

April 8, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Friday! It was an exciting week for the Linked Learning field as San Bernardino City USD celebrated new Gold and Silver certified pathways. If you are a Spanish speaker, be sure to check out the Telemundo 52 feature on their work. We’re also reading pieces on the impact of student-teacher relationships on instruction quality, Gen Z’s career anxieties and aspirations, and more. Thanks for reading with us!

April 1, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy April, Linked Learning field! This week, we’re checking out pieces on how to adapt to changing student career interests, standing up for Black lives in schools, new teen mental health data from the CDC, and more. Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for reading with us!