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The more than $2 billion in state funding for Golden State Pathways (GSP) program and dual enrollment is a critical investment in youth during their decade of difference, a period from ages 14 to 24, when research shows young people develop their identities, dispositions, and lifelong aspirations. In California, too many are disconnecting from learning and their potential during this formative time, a reality exacerbated by the pandemic. We cannot afford to lose this talent.
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.
This brief and its companion case studies examine the funding practices and policies of three Californiaschool districts to understand how they ensure students are connected to their sense of purpose andon the path to college and career success through times of economic hardship and prosperity.
This case study, focused on Antelope Valley Union High School District, highlights specific funding strategies highlighted in the Funding Strategies for Linked Learning Pathways study.
This case study, focused on Long Beach Unified School District, highlights the specific funding strategies referenced in the Funding Strategies for Linked Learning Pathways study.