Find the latest announcements and launches from the Linked Learning Alliance here—plus reflections and insights about what’s happening across the field.
The Linked Learning Alliance has set a goal: 1 million students in Linked Learning certified pathways by 2030. This goal reflects the critical role certification plays in the Linked Learning movement. When pathways begin their certification journey, they underscore the revolutionary change taking place in their high school, and schools around the country. Scaling Linked Learning through certification shows how real, relevant opportunities to explore industry through work-based learning, authentic assessment, and integrated curricula in a supportive academic environment can change the trajectory of a young person’s future.
The Linked Learning Alliance is pleased to announce that STEM Academy of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles Unified School District has achieved Linked Learning Gold certification. This is a national distinction that recognizes the highest quality integrated college and career pathways for their exemplary efforts to prepare students for the full range of postsecondary opportunities.
This fall has been a flurry of activity and inspiration. Over the last several weeks, the Linked Learning Alliance has traveled to Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and San Bernardino to honor the first pathways in California to earn Linked Learning Gold Certification. The best part is being with communities as they gather to celebrate: educators, industry partners, elected officials working together on a shared future—and students buoyed by their support.
Last month, we launched our newly refined process and standards for Gold certification, the highest quality marker for Linked Learning. Learn how Linked Learning Certification helps you improve your pathway over time, unlocks benefits for students, and gives schools and districts the recognition you deserve.