The Linked Learning San Diego Consortium was awarded a
$80,000 grant via a program funded by the state Department of Education,
California Community Colleges and the James Irvine Foundation, it was announced
Twenty Linked Learning sites around the state are receiving the grants.
Linked Learning seeks to give high school students real-world experiences.
The San Diego consortium includes high schools in the San Diego Unified,
Carlsbad Unified, Escondido Union High, Grossmont Union High and Oceanside
Unified school districts.
said part of preparing students for the world outside the classroom is
answering the question of when their lessons would be applied to real life.
``Linked Learning is one approach to achieving that goal, by combining
rigorous academics, technical training, and workplace experiences, providing
students a seamless path to follow through their schooling and into their
careers,'' said Tom Torlakson, the state superintendent of public instruction.
``That's going to create a brighter future for these young people and our
The state Department of Education contributed $2 million to the grants,
while community colleges gave $3.3 million and the Irvine Foundation gave $2.5