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With pressures on teachers at a boiling point, California needs new pathways into the profession

The pandemic exacerbated teacher shortages that must be addressed, and it also shined a light on the need to find new ways to engage and empower our young people. With thoughtful implementation to reach the communities and students who need it most, Golden State Pathways promises to help us do both, writes Teach Plus California's Sarah Lillis and Linked Learning Alliance's Anne Stanton.

June 13, 2022 | EdSource
Central San Joaquin Valley receives grant to support college and career transitions

Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the Central San Joaquin Valley K-16 Partnership would receive a four-year grant of $18.13M to strengthen education-to-workforce pathways and ensure that partners address income, racial, and gender inequalities in education and employment.

June 3, 2022 | Valley Voices
Pathways to postsecondary and economic success: A golden opportunity for California students

The proposed $2 billion in funding for Golden State Pathways and dual enrollment in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2022-23 budget is a vital investment in California’s young people at a pivotal stage of their development — and in the workforce that’s counting on these adolescents to help them innovate and grow, writes Long Beach USD Superintendent Jill Baker and Oakland USD Superintendent Kayla Johnson-Trammell.

May 31, 2022 | EdSource
Helping Young People Ages 14-24 Shift From HS to College, Work & Beyond

The decade between ages 14 & 24 is crucial for young people and for the future of the workforce. Education leaders should help make a seamless transition from middle school to high school, college and careers, writes All4Ed's Deborah S. Delisle and Linked Learning Alliance's Anne Stanton.

May 24, 2022 | The 74 Million
Gates Foundation offers grants to scale high school pathway programs

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it is wading into the world of dual enrollment and career technical education. Through its new “Accelerate ED” initiative, it is donating $175,000 each to twelve teams across the country, including one in California led by the Linked Learning Alliance.

May 24, 2022 | EdSource
Dos escuelas de San Bernardino reciben reconocimiento especial

Telemundo 52 visited San Bernardino City USD to learn more about the Linked Learning Gold Certified pathways at Arroyo Valley and Pacific High Schools.

April 5, 2022 | Telemundo 52
2022 Wall of Fame inductees: Committed to serve

Congratulations to Cindy Brown, Director of Pathways for Porterville Unified School District and Linked Learning Fellow, for being named a 2022 Porterville Wall of Fame honoree!

March 16, 2022 | The Porterville Recorder
Newsom's education budget is opportunity for California’s workforce talent supply

Linked Learning Alliance President & CEO Anne Stanton writes that for the governor’s investment strategy to truly support students and communities, we must ensure that college and career pathways are available to the majority of California’s students and that they are implemented in tandem with K-12, higher education, and workforce readiness initiatives to provide seamless transitions and accelerated experiences that lead to good jobs.

January 25, 2022 | EdSource
Rising HS Dropout Rates & Declining Community College Enrollment Are Twin COVID Crises. How to Fix the Broken Education Pipeline

Clarity, guidance & relevance are what students seek at both the high school and college levels. Our education system owes them all three, and it needs to deliver them acting as a united force writes Lumina Foundation's Chauncy Lennon and Linked Learning Alliance's Anne Stanton.

October 18, 2021 | The 74