As a hub for the Linked Learning movement, the Alliance offers research, stories, and tools that help people understand the impact of Linked Learning and implement this approach at high levels of quality.
A GUIDE FOR PATHWAY EDUCATORS AND SCHOOL LEADERS
Establish or strengthen a pathway at your school that is guided by the standards that define Linked Learning at its most effective.
In this Getting Started with Linked Learning guide for pathways, you’ll find information and resources to build alignment and leadership, then develop and integrate a rigorous program of study, work-based learning, and student supports—for a powerful student experience that connects learning to purpose.
Teachers, school and district leaders, and their community partners
are amazing problem solvers, especially when they can innovate together. The Alliance is actively cultivating that opportunity with our professional development portfolio. Building on 10+ years of experience, research, and relationships across systems and sectors, the Alliance offers training, tools, and connections to help K–12 educators take practice to the next level.
Using Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds to Support Student Transitions from High School to Higher Education
This policy guide, created in partnership with the College in High School Alliance, Everyone Graduates Center, Linked Learning Alliance, and National College Attainment Network, encourages state and district leaders to use federal coronavirus relief funds to improve college access and success, especially for students who are historically underserved and under-represented in higher education.
A Summer Like No Other
New funds for educational recovery from the pandemic present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get student learning on track and our educational systems in shape to better serve all students. To be effective, steps forward must start this summer.
Research, College & Career Readiness, COVID19, Equity, Partnerships, Rigorous Academics, Work-Based Learning, A Summer Like No Other
With an influx of highly flexible federal and state COVID relief resources, school districts and youth-serving organizations can increase the number and types of paid learning experiences they offer to students.
Research, College & Career Readiness, COVID19, Partnerships, Workforce Development, Work-Based Learning, A Summer Like No Other
A new analysis from the Alliance for Excellent Education, the Linked Learning Alliance, and the Small School Districts’ Association shows that Black, Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native students living in rural communities in California are far more likely than their peers in cities to fall into the homework gap with no access to high-speed home internet or digital devices.
Advancing Equity and Opportunity in Community
Picture this: High school students engaged in career possibilities they might never have imagined on their own. Public health providers preparing a skilled workforce that reflects and understands the populations they serve. That is the inspiring vision behind Oakland Unified School District’s partnership with major health care systems in California’s East Bay. These partners connect local youth to new opportunities through seven health-themed pathways featuring the Linked Learning approach to college and career preparation. The Atlantic Philanthropies funded the Oakland Health Pathways Project and commissioned SRI Education to conduct a multi-year evaluation. The Linked Learning Alliance is sharing SRI’s findings to inform educators, employers, community organizations, funders, and policymakers working to help all young people discover their purpose and prepare for postsecondary success.
Research, Career-Technical Education, College & Career Readiness, Equity, Lessons Learned, Outcomes, Partnerships, Rigorous Academics, Workforce Development, Work-Based Learning, Oakland Health Pathways
This final evaluation report presents findings from the Oakland Health Pathways Project (OHPP), a joint initiative of Oakland Unified School District, Alameda Health System, and Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. The initiative is designed to improve educational and long-term employment outcomes for youth of color in Oakland (Alameda County), California, while expanding and diversifying the local health care workforce. It applies Linked Learning, an approach to college and career preparation that combines classroom learning with real-world work experiences.
Research, Career-Technical Education, College & Career Readiness, Equity, Lessons Learned, Outcomes, Partnerships, Postsecondary, Rigorous Academics, Student Supports, Workforce Development, Work-Based Learning, Oakland Health Pathways