FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2014
CONTACT: Bill Bird @ 916-651-4029
Senator Huff to Host Education Summit at Cypress College
Summit to Focus on Linked Learning: Real-World Education
SACRAMENTO: Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) will host an Education Summit on Thursday, May 1st at the Cypress College Campus. The Summit, which will feature a number of dynamic speakers, will focus on a new and exciting approach to education in California called Linked Learning. It transforms the traditional high school experience by bringing together strong academics, a demanding technical education and real-world experience to help students gain an advantage in high school, postsecondary education and careers.
Cypress College is located at 9200 Valley View Street in Cypress. The summit will be held at the Humanities Building Lecture Hall Room (Hum-131), and will run from 4:00-6:00 PM. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.
“High Schools are simply not working for large numbers of students,” said Senator Huff. “But I’ve seen results in both California and elsewhere that the Linked Learning approach is working for greater numbers of students. A total of 63 school districts and county offices of education in California have agreed to implement this new approach next fall. ”
According to the California Center for College and Career, Linked Learning addresses some of the fundamental challenges facing California’s high schools. Many traditional academic programs do not feel relevant to the lives of students or their aspirations. At the same time, traditional career and technical education (CTE) often lacks the academic rigor required for access to and success in college. Linked learning provides students of all levels and abilities with the best possible chance for success to excel in college and career.
“This summit is open to students, parents of students and all others interested in discussing an approach that is preparing more students for college and careers than ever before,” said Senator Huff. “There will be a roundtable discussion of how we can take steps to make sure that every California student receives this opportunity. This will also include questions from the audience.”
To RSVP for the Education Summit, please contact Senator Huff’s District Office at (714) 671-9474.
Senator Huff serves as the Senate Republican Leader and is a member of the Senate Education Committee. He represents the 29th Senate District covering portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Follow Senator Huff on Twitter at @bobhuff99.