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November 22, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

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.

November 19, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Apprenticeship Week! We’re sharing stories about expanding apprenticeships, the newly announced UC policy to end admissions testing, and more.

November 12, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

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!

November 10, 2021 | Cynthia Bater

We are excited to announce the 2021-22 cohort of Linked Learning fellows! This group of accomplished education practitioners from across California will support communities across California and nationwide address educational and economic equity through Linked Learning.

November 5, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

Happy November! This week, we took a look at articles covering computer science in high school classrooms, burnout among high schoolers and their counselors, workforce development efforts in community colleges, and more. Thanks for reading with us!

November 4, 2021 | Linked Learning Alliance

Partnership for Children and Youth’s new report, 2021 Bright Spot: How California educators uplifted summer for re-engagement, reconnection, and reimagining learning, provides the landscape of the state’s 2021 publicly funded summer learning programs, including the trends, best practices, challenges, and innovative ideas.

November 3, 2021

Join the Linked Learning Alliance, the Center for Innovation in Education, and Envision Learning Partners as we #BurstTheBubble of standardized assessments and explore the value of performance assessments during and beyond COVID-19.

November 1, 2021 | Linked Learning Alliance

The Linked Learning Alliance is hiring a Manger of Events and External Relations.

November 1, 2021 | Rachel Zaentz

The Linked Learning Alliance is pleased to welcome Emily Passias as vice president of policy.

October 29, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

This week, we take a look at stories covering assessment during COVID-19, new CTE research, student supports, and more. Have a spooktacular Halloween, and thanks for reading with us!