As Irvine continues to transition our role with Linked Learning, we feel immense pride in the progress this field has made over the past decade, including in 2017. And we are excited about what’s to come.
The evaluation conducted by SRI International shows that Linked Learning makes a difference for high school students. High-quality, certified pathways are leading to more credits earned, decreased dropout rates, and higher graduation rates.
I'm pleased to announce the release of Organizing for Success: California's Regional Education Partnerships by EdInsights (formerly IHELP), co-funded by The James Irvine Foundation and the College Futures Foundation. This report documents lessons from regional partnerships across California and emphasizes the need for supportive state policies.
Editor’s Note: Our Senior Director for Linked Learning, Anne Stanton, joined forces with Alison Powell of The Bridgespan Group to reflect on our ten-year journey to build the Linked Learning field in California. “Adventures in Adaption”, from the Spring 2015 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, shares their insights about key pivot points and lessons learned along the road. We excerpt the article here. You can read the full article on the SSIR website.
For the past five years, SRI International has been conducting an independent evaluation of the Linked Learning District Initiative. Today, we’re pleased to announce the release of new findings drawn from all nine participating districts.