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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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April 2021

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.

Research, General, Lessons Learned, Policy, Getting Started, Steps to Silver, Going for Gold, Continuous Improvement, Braided Funding

April 2021

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.

Research, General, Lessons Learned, Policy, Getting Started, Steps to Silver, Going for Gold, Continuous Improvement, Braided Funding

April 2021

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.

Research, General, Lessons Learned, Policy, Getting Started, Steps to Silver, Going for Gold, Continuous Improvement, Braided Funding

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

Working To Learn And Learning To Work

A State-By-State Analysis Of High School Work-Based Learning Policies

Working to Learn and Learning to Work offers a state-by-state analysis of work-based learning policies. While states are in very different places in terms of implementing work-based learning programs the analysis surfaced several key themes that point to several key levers for strengthening work-based learning. Through strong, high-quality work-based learning programs, states can help ensure that their education programs prepare young people for success beyond high school, while simultaneously working to strengthen the talent pipelines of local businesses and address the economic and workforce needs of entire communities.

Research, Work-Based Learning

Pathways to Postsecondary

Stories of Linked Learning Alumni

This research report, conducted by UCLA Center for Community Schooling, illuminates the voices of Linked Learning alumni as they reflect upon their high school and postsecondary experiences. Based on interviews with Linked Learning high school graduates, this report sheds light on how students experience the transition to postsecondary education and careers, and how their Linked Learning experience influenced postsecondary trajectories. Alumni also describe how the barriers they experience, both within postsecondary institutions and in their personal lives, undermine the intentions of students who identify as well-prepared for postsecondary education.

Research, Stories, College & Career Readiness, Equity, Lessons Learned, Outcomes, Postsecondary, Postsecondary Transitions