All students ready for college and career! That's the promise of Linked Learning. But for us to deliver on that promise requires fidelity to the "four pillars" of high quality pathways—challenging academics, demanding career and technical education, work-based learning, and personalized student supports. Implementing any of the four with high quality is difficult, but in many pathways, personalized student supports is the component most often underdeveloped or absent.
So I welcome the new report, Equitable Access by Design. Published by Stanford’s John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, the report was developed with the Center for Powerful Public Schools, the Annenberg Institute, ConnectEd, several Linked Learning districts, and community-based organizations.