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January 14, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Friday, Linked Learning field! It’s been an exciting week, with Governor Gavin Newsom proposing over $2 billion in college and career preparation investments in his 2022-23 Budget. Today we share coverage of the California budget proposal, along with stories on the latest college enrollment numbers, career technical education, and more. Thanks for reading with us!

January 10, 2022 | Anne Stanton

The Linked Learning Alliance applauds Governor Newsom’s budget proposal for the 2022–2023 fiscal year. The more than $2 billion in funding for college and career pathways and dual enrollment constitutes a transformative investment in youth ages 14 to 24 who are in the decade of difference, a formative period of development when young people establish their identities, dispositions, and lifelong aspirations.

January 7, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy 2022, Linked Learning field! I hope everyone enjoyed a restful and relaxing winter break. To kick off the new year, we’re reading stories on proposed changes to California K-12 funding, the growing shift towards performance assessment, the importance of counselors of color, and more.

December 17, 2021 | Linked Learning Alliance

It's hard to believe we've come to the end of another year! While many challenges continued, there were so many more bright spots. We continued to focus on high-quality Linked Learning experiences for all students, explored postsecondary outcomes for pathway graduates, centered student voices and engaged alumni, increased funding for integrated college and career learning, and more. Today, we look back at our shared 2021 successes.

December 10, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

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!

December 3, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

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.

December 2, 2021 | Robert Curtis

As pathways, schools, and districts leverage Linked Learning to engage and anchor students learning and their postsecondary aspirations, the Linked Learning Alliance is here to help. In this three-part series, we will be highlighting resources that can support your college and career pathway journey in the three main categories: integrated program of study, work-based learning, and integrated student supports.

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!