the nation, all students have access to high quality college and career
pathways that prepare them for lasting success in college, career, community,
partners with school, district, and community leaders to transform education through Linked Learning pathways so that
all students, regardless of background, are prepared to succeed in college,
career, community, and life.
ConnectEd Supports High School Pathway
is dedicated to advancing practice, policy, and research aimed at helping young
people prepare for both
college and careerthrough Linked Learning — a high school improvement approach. As the
national hub for Linked Learning practice, ConnectEd develops tools, supports
demonstration projects, provides technical assistance, leads collaboration, and
promotes policies that expand high-quality pathways.
founded in 2006 with a grant from The James Irvine Foundation. We are dedicated
to advancing practice, policy, and research aimed at helping young people prepare for
both college and career through Linked Learning - a high school improvement
approach. Linked Learning engages students by making education
combines rigorous academics, demanding technical education, personalized
student supports, and real-world experience.
It is delivered within career pathways, which are organized around
21st-century themes such as digital media arts, engineering, green energy,
health sciences, and law and justice.
ConnectEd played a key role in developing and launching Linked Learning
as a demonstration project with nine California school
districts that serve primarily low-income students. In addition, ConnectEd has
partnered with educators in Houston, Rochester, and Detroit to expand Linked
Learning to those cities.
provide a variety of services such as planning for school district
administrators, coaching and training for teachers, resources and curriculum
development for teachers and students, powerful new technology to support
Linked Learning pathway certification, tools, and quality checkpoints.