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Find the latest announcements and launches from the Linked Learning Alliance here—plus reflections and insights about what’s happening across the field.

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January 21, 2020 | Anne Stanton

The Linked Learning Alliance applauds Governor Newsom’s proposed budget for recognizing the importance of creating a student-centered education system. It sends a clear message: Providing students with a continuum of integrated supports across the educational journey is critical to ensuring success in both college and career.

January 3, 2020 | Linked Learning Alliance

As a statewide coalition of education, industry, and community organizations who share a commitment to providing students with the highest quality college and career preparation, the Linked Learning Alliance appreciates the opportunity to reflect on over a decade of Linked Learning in California and offer our feedback on the California Perkins V state plan.

October 14, 2019 | Anne Stanton

Today we make a great stride forward in meeting the California public education system’s goal of preparing all students for college and career. Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law AB 1240, which updates the definition of “pupil achievement” that schools report in their Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) in an important way.

September 10, 2019 | Anne Stanton

Charged with finding new ideas for increasing college completion in the Central and San Joaquin Valleys and Inland Empire, the new Council for Post-Secondary Education has an important responsibility—and a remarkable opportunity—to tackle issues at the core of our state’s dismal postsecondary completion rates.

February 13, 2019 | Anne Stanton

In his State of the State Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that he has appointed Linda Darling-Hammond to head California’s State Board of Education, and I am thrilled.

November 26, 2018 | Linked Learning Alliance

The Linked Learning Alliance congratulates California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom, incoming Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis and incoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on their successful campaigns and pledges to work with all three leaders to advance college and career success and educational justice for all California students.

August 31, 2018 | Linked Learning Alliance

The California State Legislature has approved AB 3188 by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) and sent the measure to Gov. Jerry Brown.

August 17, 2018 | Anne Stanton

At its best, the start of the school year brings a renewed sense of purpose, promise and possibility.

August 3, 2018 | Linked Learning Alliance

The Learning Learning Alliance applauds the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act, an important funding source for the Linked Learning field working to ensure high quality pathway implementation.

June 9, 2018 | Linked Learning Alliance

The Linked Learning Alliance applauds CA Governor Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon for allocating $300 million in on-going funding to support and expand high quality Career Technical Education (CTE) in high schools.