May 8 2023

Raising the Bar: Creating Student Pathways for Global Engagement

Grantmakers for Education and Partners


May 8, 3:00 pm ET

Resources: Unlocking Career Success handout

How do we develop student pathways to college and the careers of today and tomorrow? How do we prepare learners for better opportunities and global competitiveness? Join this webinar to learn about U.S. ED’s new initiative: Unlocking Career Success, an interagency collaboration that reimagines how our nation’s high schools can prepare all students to thrive in their future careers. The initiative blurs the lines between high school, college and career, providing students with accelerated and innovative opportunities to earn college credits and gain real-world career experiences.

This joint effort across the U.S. Departments of Education, Labor and Commerce will support public and private sector leaders, government agencies, and other community-based organizations to help students earn postsecondary degrees and industry credentials that our employers need, and our economy demands. We’ll hear from U.S. ED staff about how they’re working to raise the bar for P-12 systems in coordination with higher education institutions and workforce partners. Learn how funders can engage with the departments to help move this collective agenda forward.

About the Raising the Bar Series

This four-part series on raising the bar is intended to facilitate a united effort to reimagine education as part of U.S. ED's Raise the Bar: Lead the World initiative to prepare students for a future of global competitiveness and lifelong learning. The webinar series is a collaboration between Council on Foundations, Grantmakers for Education and Hispanics in Philanthropy, and features guests from the U.S. Department of Education.

See video from the first session, Senior Philanthropic Leaders Meeting with Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, here. Upcoming sessions will cover teacher workforce diversity, recruitment and retention, and achieving academic excellence. Dates and times TBA.

This event is intended for members and other education grantmakers.

There is no cost to attend this Grantmakers for Education program. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to the program time. Thank you for your patience; we review each registration in advance.

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About the Speakers

Amy Loyd

Dr. Amy Loyd
Assistant Secretary, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education
U.S. Department of Education

Amy Loyd, Ed.L.D., has an extensive background in education and the nonprofit sector, and has designed and led programs across the United States that improve education and workforce outcomes for people and strengthen communities. Most recently, Dr. Loyd was a vice president at Jobs for the Future, where she led the organization’s programs in college and career pathways that span K-12 and postsecondary education and training into the world of work; in workforce development with a lens on economic advancement; in state and federal policy; and in diversity, equity, and inclusion. She previously was the director of education at Cook Inlet Tribal Council, leading a network of schools and programming providing comprehensive, culturally responsive education, training, and wraparound services to the Alaska Native and Native American communities.

Dr. Loyd holds a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College and a doctorate in education leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she was an adjunct lecturer focused on using career pathways to increase opportunity and equity. She is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Luke Rhine

Luke Rhine
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education
U.S. Department of Education

Luke Rhine joins the Biden-Harris Administration after most recently serving as the Associate Secretary of Workforce Support for the Delaware Department of Education. His work has supported the K-12, higher education, and the workforce systems to establish policy, scale effective practices, and develop solutions that connect youth and adults with good jobs that provide a living wage. Previously, Luke was a Program Specialist in CTE and STEM with the Maryland State Department of Education. In addition, he also gained experience working as a high school CTE teacher and middle school teacher. Luke has received several state and national awards for educational leadership, was a Fulbright scholar, and has served as an advisor to President Biden’s education transition team and as a contributor to New York City Mayor Eric Adams’s education transition team. Luke earned his bachelor’s degree from California University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Science Degree in Education from Stockton University.


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