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May 20, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Friday! This week, we’re reading stories on how high schoolers are thinking about their postsecondary futures, the impact of career exploration in middle school, building the teacher pipeline, and more. As always, thanks for reading with us!

April 26, 2022 | Linked Learning Alliance

The Linked Learning Alliance is pleased to welcome a new board member to the organization. Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, former Rhode Island Commissioner of Postsecondary Education and former Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education in the U.S. Department of Education, will serve as the newest member of the Linked Learning Alliance Board of Directors.

April 22, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Earth Day! This week, we’re reading stories on making career-technical education more inclusive, how a grow-your-own apprenticeship program is eliminating teacher vacancies in a Tennessee school district, and more. Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading with us!

April 8, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Friday! It was an exciting week for the Linked Learning field as San Bernardino City USD celebrated new Gold and Silver certified pathways. If you are a Spanish speaker, be sure to check out the Telemundo 52 feature on their work. We’re also reading pieces on the impact of student-teacher relationships on instruction quality, Gen Z’s career anxieties and aspirations, and more. Thanks for reading with us!

April 1, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy April, Linked Learning field! This week, we’re checking out pieces on how to adapt to changing student career interests, standing up for Black lives in schools, new teen mental health data from the CDC, and more. Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for reading with us!

March 25, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Friday! This week, we’re reading stories on the need to listen to young people when it comes to their college and career readiness journeys, the rise in skilled trades programs, plus an opportunity to nominate a Linked Learning leader for K-12 Dive’s Rising Leaders Spotlight! As always, thanks for reading with us.

March 18, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Friday! We hope you are enjoying the extra hour of sunlight. This week, we’re reading stories on the Linked Learning champion Cindy Brown in Porterville, the power of work-based learning on economic mobility, and listening to a podcast from Oakland USD young people on racial equity. As always, thanks for reading, and listening, with us!

March 11, 2022

Happy Friday! This week, we’re excited to see Linked Learning pathways named in Elena Parent and Steven L. Reed’s op-ed in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. We’re also reading stories on updating higher education rankings to be reflective of social and economic mobility metrics, preparing the next generation of equity-minded principals, and an analysis of community-driven teacher preparation programs. Thanks for reading with us!

March 4, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy March, Linked Learning field! This week, we’re reading stories on COVID-19’s impact on college preparation, the role of community colleges in developing a 21st-century workforce, how pandemic funding is sparking an investment in career-technical education across the country, and more. As always, thank you for reading with us!

February 18, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Friday! This week, we’re reading articles on bringing workforce development opportunities to rural students, peer counseling to support student wellbeing, a student’s take on virtual learning, and more. Plus, check out the latest Linked Learning pathway spotlight, focused on education pathways in Los Angeles and Oakland USD. Enjoy the long weekend, and thank you so much for reading with us!