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November 22, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

With large higher education systems like the University of California moving beyond standardized assessments for college admissions, high school educators are exploring additional ways to determine student mastery. Many turned to performance assessments even before COVID-19, and many more began to leverage this form of assessment in distance learning. On Wednesday November 17, students and education leaders from California, Colorado, and Virginia joined the Linked Learning Alliance, Center for Innovation in Education, and Envision Learning Partners to share how performance assessments have made an impact in their context.

November 4, 2021 | Linked Learning Alliance

Partnership for Children and Youth’s new report, 2021 Bright Spot: How California educators uplifted summer for re-engagement, reconnection, and reimagining learning, provides the landscape of the state’s 2021 publicly funded summer learning programs, including the trends, best practices, challenges, and innovative ideas.

November 3, 2021

Join the Linked Learning Alliance, the Center for Innovation in Education, and Envision Learning Partners as we #BurstTheBubble of standardized assessments and explore the value of performance assessments during and beyond COVID-19.

October 18, 2021

Join the Linked Learning Alliance, Partnership for Children and Youth, and California education leaders on Wednesday, November 3, 3:00-4:00pm PDT for a discussion on practical ways to implement effective summer learning, how to leverage dollars to scale these programs, and how these experiences ensure high school students are seen, engaged, and connected to their purpose.

October 13, 2021 | Robert Curtis

Join the 2021-22 Linked Learning Counselors Network, launching on Tuesday November 2nd.

October 12, 2021

As data continues to emerge around high school graduation and college enrollment trends amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that young people are facing unprecedented challenges when it comes to postsecondary transitions. With this urgent landscape top of mind, Strada Education Network, Baltimore City Public Schools, and the Linked Learning Alliance came together at the National College Attainment Network’s 2021 Rebuilding for Postsecondary Equity Conference to discuss possible paths forward.

October 8, 2021

On October 6, 2021, Capitol Advisors and the California Department of Education joined the Linked Learning Alliance for a robust conversation with the field on the historic K-12 California budget.

September 28, 2021 | Dan Storz

The Linked Learning Middle School Network brings together middle school educators in Linked Learning districts to expand and deepen college and career learning opportunities for their students. We are excited to launch the 2021-22 network, beginning in October.