LINKED LEARNING: The Educational Approach that California Schools and Districts Are Using to Prepare Students for Success in High School and Beyond ArticleOctober 21, 2014
Released earlier this month, two new reports from the Alliance for Excellent Education examine how an educational approach called “Linked Learning” is increasing high school graduation and college-going rates.
LINKED LEARNING: California’s Approach to High School Reform Attracts U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Additional Federal Policymakers ArticleOctober 07, 2014
On September 25, Deborah S. Delisle, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, and representatives from the U.S. Congress experienced a firsthand look at Linked Learning during a site visit to Porterville Unified School District in California that was organized by the Alliance for Excellent Education. Linked Learning transforms the traditional high school experience by integrating rigorous academics with career-based learning, real-world workplace experiences, and wraparound student support.
EDUCATION FOR TOMORROW’S JOBS: New Legislation Would Combine Rigorous College Prep with Workplace Experience ArticleOctober 17, 2011
On October 12, U.S. Representatives Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Judy Chu (D-CA) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Education for Tomorrow’s Jobs Act, which would combine rigorous college preparation with workplace experience in an effort to improve student engagement, academic achievement, and success after high school.
THE LINKED LEARNING APPROACH: A California-Based Reform Model Provides Direction for Transforming Teacher Preparation ArticleSeptember 07, 2010
The traditional training options available to high school teachers need to be redesigned to better align teacher education with current high school reform efforts, according to a new brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education.