Across the nation, all students have access to high quality college and career pathways that prepare them for lasting success in college, career, community, and life.
ConnectEd 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.
We partner with leaders because they play a pivotal role in creating and sustaining conditions that can either support or inhibit equitable student success. Equity- and learning-focused leaders are needed at all levels of school districts and communities in order to prepare students to succeed in college, career, community, and life.
We partner with leaders to help them build their capacity to:
With the support of the James Irvine Foundation, In 2010, ConnectEd developed and launched Linked Learning as a demonstration project with nine California school districts, including Long Beach, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Porterville, Oakland and Pasadena. These districts demonstrated significant increases in student credit accrual, college eligibility, and graduation rates compared to before Linked Learning was implemented. As interest in Linked Learning as an equity strategy for student college and career readiness has grown, ConnectEd works with clients in seven states and over thirty districts.
Linked Learning seeks to better prepare students to graduate from high school ready for college and career, both objectives and not just one or the other. Linked Learning 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, information technology, health and medicine, and law and justice.
An independent evaluation by SRI International has proven that