New Findings Highlight Linked Learning Progress
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.
Important News from Our Youth Program
Eleven years ago, The James Irvine Foundation gave me the amazing opportunity to create a vision and strategy for improving college and career outcomes for California’s youth. My colleagues and I were given the resources, confidence, and support to implement that vision in partnership with amazing leaders across the state, and the time to watch the vision of Linked Learning take hold and become a reality for more and more young people.
Oakland Passes Funding Measure for Linked Learning
In the midst of all the noise and spin about this week’s election results, I want to make sure you are aware of a very major victory for the Linked Learning field — the passage, by a two-thirds majority, of Measure N in Oakland! Measure N will generate $13 million a year for Oakland public schools, which will be used to expand Linked Learning to every high school in the district, and to open up postsecondary pathways for students.
Oakland Students Tell Their Linked Learning Stories
One of the many reasons we are excited about Linked Learning is because it ignites students’ passions by creating meaningful learning experiences in career-oriented pathways. Linked Learning is showing that when students love what they’re learning, they work harder, dream bigger, and learn more.
Linked Learning: The Story of Whoa
We have written a lot about why we think Linked Learning is such a promising approach for helping young people succeed in college, career and life.
Keep Calm and Take a Selfie
The Linked Learning community is celebrating the success of the Linked Learning high school seniors, who are graduating this month, with an exciting social media campaign: “Keep Calm and Take a Selfie.”
State Invests $250 Million in Linked Learning
We are thrilled that the Career Pathways Trust (CPT) funding will bring Linked Learning to more students across California.
Linked Learning: Recent Successes and Looking Forward
A number of exciting recent developments indicate how Linked Learning is growing and gaining support.
Report from the White House Summit on College Opportunity
It is increasingly evident that a high school diploma is no longer the ticket to earning a family sustaining wage, and yet we also know the dismal situation.
White House Summit Builds Momentum for Linked Learning
The White House today will be hosting an all-day summit dedicated to increasing college opportunity for low-income and disadvantaged students.