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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.

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How Education and Industry Partner on Work-Based Learning

Lessons Learned from an Evaluation of Oakland Health Pathways

This brief contains SRI findings drawn from the experience of Oakland Health Pathways Project partners. Presented as lessons learned, this content can inform people and organizations leading education-industry partnerships. It is especially relevant to those involved in high school health care partnerships that incorporate work-based learning.

Research, Career-Technical Education, College & Career Readiness, Equity, Lessons Learned, Outcomes, Partnerships, Rigorous Academics, Workforce Development, Work-Based Learning, Oakland Health Pathways

Implementing Health Pathways in Continuation High Schools

Findings from an Evaluation of Oakland Health Pathways

This brief focuses on the implementation of health pathways in Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) continuation high schools. These non-traditional high school settings represent a unique set of challenges as well as opportunities to re-engage youth who are off-track to graduate and prepare them for college and career.

Research, Career-Technical Education, College & Career Readiness, Equity, Lessons Learned, Outcomes, Rigorous Academics, Workforce Development, Work-Based Learning, Oakland Health Pathways

May 2021

Graduation rates are climbing. Students are earning better grades. Absenteeismand discipline problems are down. Teachers see higher engagement in learning—and young people are excited about their prospects for the future.

Communications, Career-Technical Education, College & Career Readiness, Equity, Outcomes, Partnerships, Workforce Development, Work-Based Learning, Oakland Health Pathways

As states and districts contemplate how to best use their COVID-19 relief funding, they should think differently about addressing lost learning and building better systems for the future. College and career pathways fit the bill on all counts, writes Linked Learning Alliance president Anne Stanton and Alliance for Excellent Education president and CEO Deborah S. Delisle.

Communications, Stories, College & Career Readiness, COVID19, General, Partnerships, Postsecondary, Rigorous Academics, Student Supports

Working to Learn

Despite a growing set of innovators, America struggles to connect education and career

In the wake of COVID-19 and growing inequality, America needs more pathways that bridge education and career. New research from the Project on Workforce at Harvard draws on data from New Profit's Postsecondary Initiative for Equity to identify opportunities for the education-to-employment field and chart the course for connections to good jobs.

Research, College & Career Readiness, Equity, Workforce Development