Find the latest announcements and launches from the Linked Learning Alliance here—plus reflections and insights about what’s happening across the field.
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.
Today the Governor rolled out his proposed 2020-21 budget, which prioritizes proven approaches to education to keep young people supported on their path to college and career. In other news, the long anticipated federal stimulus funds are on the way.
The U.S. Department of Education released a Request for Information on Expanding Work-Based Learning (WBL) Opportunities for Youth. In other news, the State Legislature gaveled in its 2021-22 legislative session Monday as all 120 members took the oath of office both in person and remotely.
This week, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released a report on the fiscal outlook for schools and community colleges in 2020-21 and beyond. In the midst of the challenges related to COVID-19 that schools throughout California are facing, this report offers some good news.