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June 27, 2022 | Linked Learning Alliance

Hello Linked Learning Field! As we head into the summer, we have much to reflect on and be grateful for from this past school year. In this month’s newsletter, we are excited to share the results from our 2022 Linked Learning Youth Survey, our participation in the AccelerateED initiative, several thought leadership pieces highlighting the value of college and career pathways, and more!

June 24, 2022 | Linked Learning Alliance

We recognize this was a difficult news week for many, with Supreme Court decisions impacting issues important to the field of education and our communities. Today, we reflect on stories covering the transitions from middle to high school, then college and career. We also read about the teacher pipeline, career-technical education, and college pathways. Have a restful weekend and, as always, thank you for reading with us.

June 13, 2022 | Linked Learning Alliance

The pandemic exacerbated teacher shortages that must be addressed, and it also shined a light on the need to find new ways to engage and empower our young people. With thoughtful implementation to reach the communities and students who need it most, Golden State Pathways promises to help us do both, writes Teach Plus California's Sarah Lillis and Linked Learning Alliance's Anne Stanton.

June 10, 2022 | Linked Learning Alliance

Happy Friday, Linked Learning Field! This week, we reflect on stories including the Gates Foundation AccelerateED Grants, the teacher pipeline, the emphasis on recruiting and retaining educators of color, and more. We are also excited to share an EdSource piece highlighting the value of the Golden State Pathway Program proposed in Gov. Newsom's State Budget. Have a great weekend and, as always, thank you for reading with us.

May 31, 2022 | Linked Learning Alliance

Students from Antelope Valley UHSD, Long Beach USD, Oakland USD, an Oakland-based independent charter district, Porterville USD, and San Bernardino City USD participated in this survey process between April and May 2022. In their responses, students shared open, honest reflections on their experiences in college and career pathways over the past year, their postsecondary aspirations, and their thoughts on proposals included in the California State Budget.

May 27, 2022

This week, we join the nation in mourning the loss of students and educators in Uvalde, TX. In addition to reflections on the student supports needed to guide young people in navigating these difficult news events, we also share news of the Linked Learning Alliance’s participation in the Gates Foundation Accelerate ED grant program, building student social capital, and job training gaps. As always, thank you for reading with us.

May 24, 2022 | Linked Learning Alliance

The Linked Learning Alliance is thrilled to announce that we have been selected to be part of the Accelerate ED: Seamless Pathways to Degrees and Careers initiative—a distinct privilege that enables us to build on the extraordinary progress of this field to date and catapult it into a new era of growth.

May 23, 2022 | Linked Learning Alliance

Governor Gavin Newsom announced his May revision to the 2022-2023 budget proposal today. The proposal now goes before the legislature which must approve a final 2022-2023 California budget by June 15. In response, the Linked Learning Alliance issued the following statement.

May 20, 2022

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.