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Linked Learning achieves gold

Seven months after Eastside High School’s Biomedical Science Academy and Lancaster High School’s Multimedia and Engineering Academy achieved Gold certification from the Linked Learning Alliance, the schools received formal congratulations from Antelope Valley Union High School District administrators, Linked Learning Alliance officials, Assemblyman Tom Lackey and industry partners.

October 23, 2019 | Antelope Valley Press
These educational pathway programs at San Bernardino high schools are the toast of the state

Educational pathway programs at two San Bernardino City Unified high schools recently achieved Gold certification by the Linked Learning Alliance, a statewide coalition of education, industry and community organizations that strives to prepare students for college, career and life.

October 31, 2019 | The San Bernardino Sun
No state builds pathways from high school to jobs as well as Delaware does: Opinion

Over these past six years, Delaware has, from a standing start, created a statewide career pathways system that has become a model for the nation. Delaware has grown from 27 students enrolled in an advanced manufacturing program in 2014 to 16,000 students across the state currently enrolled in 25 career pathways in 12 high-growth, high-demand sectors of the state’s economy.

November 6, 2019 | Delaware Online
Changing the Game in Education

A young and unique school, the Critical Design and Gaming School (C:\DAGS) at Augustus Hawkins High teaches students college-preparatory humanities, math and sciences through the mindset of gamers, game designers, engineers and those seeking the skills and imagination to create and develop virtual worlds.

Repairing The Broken Connection Between College And Career

Michael Collins, vice president at Jobs For the Future and co-editor of the new book, Teaching Students About the World of Work: A Challenge to Postsecondary Education, shares his reflections on the connection between education and employment, the inequities in career preparation exposed by Covid-19 and why—now more than ever—higher education must focus on preparing students for a rapidly changing world of work.

May 20, 2020 | Forbes
We must help high school juniors and seniors stay on the college path

Across California, high school juniors and seniors are watching as milestones evaporate in the coronavirus crisis. For youth who lack the safety net of privilege, the pandemic has exacerbated existing inequities and threatens to derail their paths to college and career. We must do more to keep education connected to purpose for the students caught at the epicenter of the COVID-19 storm.

May 21, 2020 | EdSource
Post-COVID-19: Will Students Return to Normal or Be Leaders in Educational Change?

LAUSD Linked Learning Administrator Esther Soliman shares the district's experience with virtual performance assessments during COVID-19 and the ways they could be used in a post-COVID-19 future.

California foster youth face even more challenges amid pandemic

Foster youth students are hard hit by the changes to schooling due to COVID-19.

June 22, 2020 | EdSource
Middle School is Often Difficult. Try Experiencing it Under Quarantine.

In early adolescence, kids are forming their identities, learning rapidly and building lots of friendships. That’s why the pandemic has been particularly disruptive for this age group.

June 22, 2020 | The Hechinger Report