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LINKED LEARNING: California’s Approach to High School Reform Attracts U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Additional Federal Policymakers Article

October 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.

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Linked Learning in California Draws Visit from Federal Policymakers Press Release

September 23, 2014

On Thursday, September 25, representatives from the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Congress will visit Porterville Unified School District in Porterville, California for a firsthand look at Linked Learning, one of the most dynamic high school redesign efforts in the country. Linked Learning transforms the traditional high school experience by integrating rigorous academics with career-based classroom learning, real-world workplace experiences, and wraparound student support.

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Linked Learning: Using Learning Time Creatively to Prepare Students for College and a Career Webinar/Event

September 11, 2014

California recently made significant strides in promoting a college- and career-ready agenda through a $250 million investment that encourages regional partnerships among K–12 schools, higher education institutions, and businesses to implement promising strategies for creating a well-equipped twenty-first-century workforce, and the state is poised to double that investment. Much of this work is spearheaded through Linked Learning, which is an approach to education that transforms the traditional high school experience by blending core academic content with career-based learning in the classroom and real-world workplace experiences. This approach benefits from additional time for effective implementation of its strategies.

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Alliance’s upcoming Linked Learning trip to Porterville, CA highlighted in local article In the News

July 31, 2014

Porterville Unified School District’s Linked Learning education has caught the attention of Washington, D.C. The Alliance for Excellent Education, based out of Washington, D.C., will visit Porterville Unified on Sept. 25 to learn more about the district’s Linked Learning Pathway programs. “Through the district-wide implementation of Linked Learning, participating students are graduating from high school and succeeding on other indicators of success at higher rates than their peers,” said Bob Wise, president of Alliance for Excellent Education; and former governor of West Virginia, in a letter to several delegates when he invited them to PUSD.

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EDUCATION FOR TOMORROW’S JOBS: New Legislation Would Combine Rigorous College Prep with Workplace Experience Article

October 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.

Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.