For more information about how to partner with us to design or strengthen college and career pathways in your district, please see our services page here.
Today, almost a third of our students nationwide leave high school without the skills necessary to succeed in college, to participate in a 21st century workforce and to earn a family-supporting living. For low-income students, the numbers are even worse.
This is unacceptable.
All students deserve a high-quality, relevant and rigorous education. This belief guides our work.
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 to help them build their capacity to:
1. Clarify what all students need to know and be able do to succeed in college, career,
community, and life.
2. Design and implement high quality college and career pathways.
3. Strengthen capacity for effective learning, teaching and leading, and
4. Construct equitable and sustainable district and regional systems.
For more information about our services and how to partner with us to design or strengthen college and career pathways in your district, please see our services page here.
In 2006, in collaboration with the James Irvine Foundation, ConnectEd played a key role in developing and launching a transformational approach – Linked Learning -- in 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.
Linked Learning seeks to better prepare students to graduate from high school ready for college and career. Linked Learning combines rigorous academics, demanding technical education, personalized student supports, and real-world experience. Learn more about Linked Learning.
ConnectEd works with more than thirty school districts in California, Michigan, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio and New York.