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March 19, 2021

The California State Board of Education (SBE) held a three-day meeting this week, taking steps to provide local education agencies (LEAs) flexibilities around administering assessments in the current school year. The SBE also approved the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum that has been in the works for years.

March 5, 2021

This week we spotlight the school reopening agreement that Governor Newsom signed Friday morning. In other news, we address the State Board of Education’s move to pursue a waiver of Federal accountability requirements for the 2020-21 school year.

February 17, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

Three opportunities for Linked Learning students and pathways to be recognized for their achievements.

February 17, 2021 | Miya Libes

The Linked Learning Alliance has set a goal: 1 million students in Linked Learning certified pathways by 2030. This goal reflects the critical role certification plays in the Linked Learning movement. When pathways begin their certification journey, they underscore the revolutionary change taking place in their high school, and schools around the country. Scaling Linked Learning through certification shows how real, relevant opportunities to explore industry through work-based learning, authentic assessment, and integrated curricula in a supportive academic environment can change the trajectory of a young person’s future.

February 10, 2021 | Linked Learning Alliance

We're hiring a Director of Development!

February 10, 2021 | Guest

Theron Cosgrave shares the mindset shifts that support teachers in creating the highest quality college and career pathways.

February 5, 2021

This week we flag an opportunity to participate in an upcoming webinar on leveraging Federal COVID-19 funds for community schools, delve into federal legislation that would provide guidance on and additional funding for apprenticeships, and provide updates on Miguel Cardona’s Wednesday Senate confirmation hearing.

January 29, 2021 | LoMo Phillips

Policymakers and educators from across California came together on January 28th to listen to high school seniors about their Linked Learning experience during COVID-19. Read a recap and reflection of the event.