ConnectED is excited to officially announce the return of PoPPCon (The Power of Pathways and Partnership “unconventional” Conference) to San Diego on January 30-Februray 1, 2024 (see the flier!).  ConnectED is partnering with Illuminated Collective, the San Diego County Office of Education, and many others to provide a great learning opportunity for all of those interested in or wanting to dig deeper in the college and career pathways approach to transforming their schools.

This is billed as an “unconventional” Conference as participants come together for lunch and an activity together on January 30,  choose their own adventure specific to their interest and go deep on that topic at various locations in San Diego County on January 31, (and) then come back together on February 1 to debrief with their team and share a particular problem of practice and discuss solutions. For more information, go to or to register go to

We hope you, and a team of your colleagues, will join us for a learning rich experience in San Diego!

Return of PoPPCon

ConnectED is excited to officially announce the return of PoPPCon (The Power of Pathways and Partnership “unconventional” Conference) to San Diego on January 30-Februray 1, 2024…

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ConnectED Featured in new Professional Learning Partner Guide (PLPG)

We are excited to announce that we are officially a certified provider in Rivet Education’s Professional Learning Partner Guide.

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Advancing College and Career Pathways in New Mexico’s Rural Schools

With support from the LANL and Thornburg Foundations, in June, ConnectED published College and Career Pathways in Rural New Mexico: Strategies and Policy Implications. Using college and career pathways to transform education is challenging no matter where it is undertaken, but it is especially difficult in rural communities with small, geographically isolated schools. For the […]

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ConnectED Issues 2022 Annual Report

ConnectED recently issued our 2022 Annual Report. It highlights that over the past 15 years, ConnectED has supported communities in 15 states, serving more than 40 school districts, over 300 high schools, more than 1,000 pathways graduating more than 85,000 students. It also spotlights three initiatives that reflect the heart of ConnectED’s ongoing work. The […]

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Recent North Kansas City Experiential Site Visit

Experience a College and Career Pathways approach in action! What inspires educators and leaders to think differently about high school? We believe, as do our partners, experiencing the College and Career Pathways approach in action, is deeply inspirational in driving educator learning and innovation. On March 28-30, 2023, North Kansas City Schools’ Pathways, in partnership […]

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ConnectED Annual Report

ConnectED is thrilled to release our Annual Report 2021. During the past fifteen years, ConnectED has worked in 12 states serving more than 40 school districts, over 300 high schools, more than 1,000 pathways, and over 85,000 students. Our Annual Report spotlights three of those communities: Porterville, North Kansas City, and Gallup. As in all […]

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ConnectED Revises Key Resources for Undertaking Systemic Change

Implementing a cross-district system of high-quality college and career pathways requires across-the-board participation and support. ConnectED’s approach to pathway implementation recognizes and facilitates the interdependent connections between the levels of the education ecosystem: Community, District, Site, Pathway, and Classroom. The Graduate Profile provides a through line helping to align and clarify the outcomes across all […]

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JD Hoye Joins ConnectED’s Board

We are thrilled to announce that JD Hoye has joined ConnectED’s Board. JD is the former Chief Executive Officer of NAF and a current member of the NAF Board of Directors. With a deep commitment to preparing students for college and meaningful careers, JD has worked at both the grassroots and the highest levels of […]

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ConnectED Receives Grants from Gates Foundation to Launch Illustrative Math Initiatives

ConnectED has been awarded two major grants from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to use the Illustrative Math curriculum to help teachers raise the proficiency in mathematics of both middle school and high school students. One of these grants, in partnership with Oakland Unified School District, focuses on Algebra 1, which is one of […]

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Your Continued Support

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

#GivingTuesday is here! We know it’s been a tough couple of months but we’re excited to participate in this inspiring day of giving back. We hope that you’ll join in supporting the important work we are doing to prepare youth for success in both college AND career.

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