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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.

February 5, 2021

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.

January 29, 2021 | LoMo Phillips

Policymakers and educators from across California came together on January 28th to listen to high school seniors about their Linked Learning experience during COVID-19. Read a recap and reflection of the event.

January 21, 2021

A deep dive into Governor Newsom's 2021-22 January Budget.

January 15, 2021

This week the California State Board of Education (SBE) approved the 2020-21 Career Technical Education Incentive Grants for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). Plus, the Linked Learning Alliance's feature in EdSource and additional COVID-19 reopening guidelines from the Governor.

January 8, 2021

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.