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 is pleased to share that the California Department of Education is now requesting applications for the second round of Golden State Pathways Program grants. These grants will fuel the work of school districts and other local education agencies as they collaborate across their regions, developing college and career pathways that equitably prepare young people for success in the high-wage, high-growth fields of today and tomorrow.
The latest post from the Learning Policy Institute’s Transforming Schools series is authored by Linked Learning Alliance President and CEO Anne Stanton. Her guest post, Thriving, Learning, and Leading: What Adolescents Are Teaching Us Post-Pandemic and Why We Should Listen, emphasizes that while some of the hardships of the pandemic have begun to subside, students—particularly adolescents—are still reeling from its traumas during an extremely formative time in their lives.
The need for highly skilled computer science, cybersecurity, and information technology professionals is on the rise. Linked Learning pathways across California are preparing their students to take on these roles with high-quality, hands-on learning in the computer science and IT field.
Healthcare is one of the largest job creators in California. Currently, the healthcare sector employs millions of Californians with healthcare jobs comprising one of the state’s fastest-growing occupations. Learn about how a Gold Certified Linked Learning pathway in Antelope Valley Union High School District is innovating workforce and college readiness for students in the healthcare industry through a summer learning experience.
We’ve got exciting news - we are relaunching our alumni network this fall with a virtual event and alumni panel. We invite you to share this opportunity with your current students and any alumni you are in contact with. All current Linked Learning students and alumni are welcome to join.
By 2030, there will be an estimated 2.6 million new jobs across the healthcare industry. With diversity and equity a top priority for many healthcare leaders, it is essential that communities build strong pipelines of highly qualified, passionate young people to enter into a wide range of medical and healthcare careers. In Huntington Park, one high school is investing in the infrastructure needed to ensure their young people are ready to join the healthcare workforce.
A diverse, well-prepared teaching workforce with close ties to their community is critical to the success of young people, ensuring they graduate prepared for lifelong success. Across California, districts are meeting this moment head-on, committing resources to attract new K-12 teachers and early childhood educators to the profession as early as high school.