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October 15, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

On Sunday October 10, Governor Gavin Newsom signed every bill below that we identified as bills of interest last month. These bills address key components of Linked Learning, including student supports, youth civic engagement, higher education access, and more.

September 17, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

The 2021 legislative session came to a close last Friday, September 10th. This week, we dive into some of the bills moving forward to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk for signature or veto. These bills address key components of Linked Learning, including student supports, youth civic engagement, higher education access, and more.

August 27, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

For this week's policy updates, we review bills that passed out of CA State Legislature Appropriations that may be of interest to the Linked Learning field.

August 2, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

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.

July 14, 2021 | Linked Learning Alliance

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.

June 3, 2021 | Linked Learning Alliance

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.

June 1, 2021 | Ava Marinelli

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.

May 17, 2021 | Linked Learning Alliance

The Linked Learning Alliance issues the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s May Revise to the 2021–22 State Budget

March 19, 2021

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.

March 5, 2021

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.