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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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January 31, 2024 | Linked Learning Alliance

The Linked Learning Alliance is pleased to share that the California Department of Education is now requesting applications for the second round of Golden State Pathways Program grants. These grants will fuel the work of school districts and other local education agencies as they collaborate across their regions, developing college and career pathways that equitably prepare young people for success in the high-wage, high-growth fields of today and tomorrow.

January 17, 2024 | Linked Learning Alliance

The Linked Learning Alliance is excited to open nominations for the 2024 Linked Learning Student of the Year Award, celebrating civic and community excellence in youth.

January 9, 2024 | Anne Stanton

At the Alliance, we enter 2024 with fresh hope and determination. As always, we’re firmly dedicated to making sure more young people connect their passions to their purpose, their purpose to their power.

November 7, 2023 | Linked Learning Alliance

Today the Alliance, along with Career Ladders Project, and The Education Trust—West launch the online home of Fast Forward California.

October 17, 2023 | Linked Learning Alliance

College and career pathways at high schools in San Bernardino City Unified School District, Antelope Valley Union High School District, and Long Beach Unified School District have achieved Gold Certificationfor their exemplary implementation of the Linked Learning approach. Among 41 newly certified pathways across the state, those achieving Gold meet the highest quality standards in college and career preparation.

September 27, 2023 | Linked Learning Alliance

The Linked Learning Alliance is pleased to welcome Dr. Noemi Donoso as Chief Strategy Officer, Esther Soliman as Vice President of Pathways Implementation, Alice Chiang as Director of Communications, and Dr. Celia Castellanos as Pathways Quality Lead. These newest members of the team will strengthen the Alliance’s capacity to support school districts and county governments as they bring the Golden State Pathways Program (GSPP) to life in ways evidence links with educational excellence and equitable outcomes.

September 13, 2023 | Anne Stanton

The new school year is underway—and we are off to an auspicious beginning in California with news about the Golden State Pathways Program (GSPP).

September 8, 2023 | Linked Learning Alliance

The latest post from the Learning Policy Institute’s Transforming Schools series is authored by Linked Learning Alliance President and CEO Anne Stanton. Her guest post, Thriving, Learning, and Leading: What Adolescents Are Teaching Us Post-Pandemic and Why We Should Listen, emphasizes that while some of the hardships of the pandemic have begun to subside, students—particularly adolescents—are still reeling from its traumas during an extremely formative time in their lives.