The Linked Learning Alliance and the Alliance for Excellent Education
Invite You to Attend
A Web Meeting
State and Federal Policy Update:
Recent Developments in California State Funding to Support Linked Learning, the Perkins Act, the Workforce Investment Act, and the Race to the Top Competition
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT) / 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET)
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Christopher Cabaldon, Executive Director, Linked Learning Alliance
Jessica Cardichon, EdD, Director of Federal Advocacy, Alliance for Excellent Education
Phillip Lovell, Vice President of Federal Advocacy, Alliance for Excellent Education
Ace Parsi, Policy and Advocacy Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education
The goals of Linked Learning include breaking down the silos that separate college preparatory academics from career and technical education and workforce experiences; moving education reform from a school- or program-wide endeavor to one that is district- and system-wide; and removing the barriers of where, when, how, and by whom learning takes place in order to prepare more youth for success in both college and a career.
In the last three months California Gov. Jerry Brown put forth budget proposals that could impact Linked Learning implementation, and there has been movement on several key federal initiatives that are likely to impact these and other goals that are important to Linked Learning stakeholders. Specifically, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) recently released "Investing in America's Future: A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education" and has proposed a Race to the Top district-level competition. Additionally, Republican and Democratic members in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate released competing bills to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) that represent stark contrasts in how education and workforce activities can reinforce each other.
Given these developments, please join the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Linked Learning Alliance for a web meeting on Tuesday, June 19, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (PT) / 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (ET), during which members of the Alliance for Excellent Education's policy and advocacy staff and Christopher Cabaldon, executive director of the Linked Learning Alliance, will discuss several key questions, including the following:
- How do reauthorization discussions of the current Carl D. Perkins Act re-conceptualize career and technical education?
- To what extent do the different proposals for the reauthorization of WIA support or hinder the alignment and integration of education and workforce systems?
- How does ED's district-level Race to the Top competition support efforts to prepare youth for success in college and a career?
- What are the implications for Linked Learning within each of these areas and where are there opportunities to advance Linked Learning?
In addition to these questions, the panelists will address other questions from web meeting participants.
Register for the web meeting online at this LINK
This web meeting is made possible with support from the James Irvine Foundation.
Please direct questions concerning the webinar to email@example.com.
The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization that works to improve national and federal policy so that all students can achieve at high academic levels and graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship in the twenty-first century.
The Linked Learning Alliance is a statewide coalition of education, industry, and community organizations dedicated to improving California's high schools and preparing students for postsecondary education and career.