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Linked Learning Landscape: California and the U.S. What is Linked Learning?. Linked Learning District Initiative. 9 CA Districts, including Long Beach First six district grants renewed for two more years (incl. Long Beach) 25 Pathways certified; 25 more to be certified in next two years

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Linked Learning Landscape:

California and the U.S.

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What is
  • Linked Learning?
linked learning district initiative
Linked Learning District Initiative
  • 9 CA Districts, including Long Beach
  • First six district grants renewed for two more years (incl. Long Beach)
  • 25 Pathways certified; 25 more to be certified in next two years
  • Pathway criteria revised to strengthen focus on equity and on teaching and learning
federal linked learning landscape
Federal Linked Learning Landscape
  • Specific LL legislation being introduced by Sen. Casey (D-PA).
  • Possible LL legislation in the House
  • Linked Learning language incorporated into various labor and education related Senate bills, including ESEA legislation
  • Strong Bipartisan CTE Caucus
federal carl perkins legislation
Federal Carl Perkins Legislation
  • $1.25 billion annually to fund CTE
  • 2012 reauthorization goals
    • Increased focus on integrating academics through project-based learning
    • Better technical skill assessments
    • Greater role for district systemic reform
    • Better data systems linking secondary and post-secondary outcomes
    • Transferability of dual enrollment credits
linked learning landscape across the nation
Linked Learning LandscapeAcross the Nation
  • Due to Perkins, States have rapidly expanded implementation of career clusters…
  • Florida
  • Pennsylvania
  • Colorado
  • California
california linked learning landscape
California Linked Learning Landscape
  • Wide support for Linked Learning
  • Included in SSPI Tom Torlakson’s “Blueprint” for Reform
  • Green academies only new money for education this year
  • AB2648 – Multiple Pathways to Student Success
  • SB547 – Transformation of CA API
ca blueprint for great schools
CA Blueprint for Great Schools

Challenge: By 2025, CA will be short 1,000,000 college educated workers unless we change our current system

  • Increase alignment of K-12 & post-secondary
  • Remove barriers to dual enrollment
  • Create strong linked learning pathways
  • Modernize a-g requirements
california sb 547
California - SB 547
  • Sponsored by Darryl Steinberg, State Senate Leader
  • Changes API to a new multiple measures system called the Education Quality Index (EQI) in 2013-14
  • For high school, the EQI includes indices for state assessments, graduation rate, college preparedness, and career readiness
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