A $234,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation to CSULB’s College of Education (COE) will help prepare new secondary education teachers for the Linked Learning initiative to improve California high school education.
The grant proposal was written in collaboration with the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) and with the support of the CSU Chancellor’s Office. Linked Learning is a statewide initiative designed to ensure that all high school students experience strong academics, demanding technical education and real world experience in preparation for college and future careers, said COE Dean Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, principal investigator for the grant.
In addition, four students in CSULB’s Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership will receive fellowship funding to study various aspects of Linked Learning at CSULB and in Long Beach schools.