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February 15, 2022 | Linked Learning Alliance

We're hiring a Research and Policy Analyst to join our Policy team!

February 11, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Friday! This week, we’re reading stories on the importance of breaking down silos between K-12, higher education, and workforce, the new California State Seal of Civic Engagement, the importance of social emotional learning for high schoolers, and more. As always, thanks for reading with us!

January 29, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

Happy Friday! We’re excited to share a piece in EdSource from Linked Learning Alliance’s President and CEO Anne Stanton on Governor Newsom’s proposed investments in college and career preparation and workforce readiness. We also round up articles on CSU’s decision to drop standardized testing from its admissions process, coverage of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona’s recently announced K-12 priorities, and COVID-19’s impact on California high schoolers’ FAFSA completion. Thanks for reading with us!

January 21, 2022 | Ava Marinelli

I hope everyone enjoyed a restful and reflecting Martin Luther King Jr. weekend! This week, we’re reading stories on COVID-19’s impact on young people’s mental health, how policymakers can strengthen work-based learning, and more. As always, thanks for reading with us!

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!