Find the latest announcements and launches from the Linked Learning Alliance here—plus reflections and insights about what’s happening across the field.
Last week, Governor Newsom signed AB 132, the Higher Education budget bill dubbed the California Comeback Plan. We take a deeper dive into the bill in today's policy blog.
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the long-awaited K-12 education trailer bill on July 9, 2021. The 2021-22 budget includes historic funding levels focused on getting students back into the classroom and ensuring those disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic get the support they need to promote their overall well-being and academic success.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound effects on our society. In addition to presenting new challenges, the pandemic has exacerbated existing educational inequities for students of color and those from low-income households. As California moves toward economic recovery, it is more critical than ever to understand the educational and youth development strategies that keep all students on a path to college, career, and life success from the moment they begin their educational journeys.
Today, we take a look at the May Revise to the California State Budget. We also share a special message from California policymakers past and present celebrating the incredible work of the Linked Learning field this year.
The Linked Learning Alliance issues the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s May Revise to the 2021–22 State Budget
The California State Board of Education (SBE) held a three-day meeting this week, taking steps to provide local education agencies (LEAs) flexibilities around administering assessments in the current school year. The SBE also approved the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum that has been in the works for years.
This week we spotlight the school reopening agreement that Governor Newsom signed Friday morning. In other news, we address the State Board of Education’s move to pursue a waiver of Federal accountability requirements for the 2020-21 school year.
This week we flag an opportunity to participate in an upcoming webinar on leveraging Federal COVID-19 funds for community schools, delve into federal legislation that would provide guidance on and additional funding for apprenticeships, and provide updates on Miguel Cardona’s Wednesday Senate confirmation hearing.