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July 8, 2022 | Linked Learning Alliance

Happy Friday, Linked Learning Field! As we come off a shorter week, we continue to reflect on the excitement of the State Budget news, as well as an op-ed discussing the importance of Linked Learning! We also want to share stories focusing on college and career readiness, mental health support, getting back to school after Covid, and more. Have a great weekend and, as always, thank you for reading with us.

July 1, 2022 | Linked Learning Alliance

Happy Friday, Linked Learning Field! As we move into the long July 4th weekend, we are excited to share that Gov. Newsom’s 2022-23 State Budget granted $500 million dollars for the Golden State Pathways program. We also reflect on stories covering youth mental health support, racial equity in the classroom, workforce development, and more. Enjoy your long weekend, and thanks for reading with us!

June 27, 2022 | Linked Learning Alliance

Hello Linked Learning Field! As we head into the summer, we have much to reflect on and be grateful for from this past school year. In this month’s newsletter, we are excited to share the results from our 2022 Linked Learning Youth Survey, our participation in the AccelerateED initiative, several thought leadership pieces highlighting the value of college and career pathways, and more!

June 24, 2022 | Linked Learning Alliance

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.

June 13, 2022 | Linked Learning Alliance

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.

June 10, 2022 | Linked Learning Alliance

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.

May 31, 2022 | Linked Learning Alliance

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.

May 31, 2022 | Linked Learning Alliance

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.

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 24, 2022 | Linked Learning Alliance

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.