Month: May 2020

Los Angeles Sentinel: Inglewood’s Learn4Life Center Provides Alternative Schooling for At-Risk Youth

By Lauren A. Jones, Contributing Writer In the center of a newly renovated strip mall in Inglewood, California, that houses a McDonald’s, a DD’s Discount and a beauty supply store, lies an inconspicuous office building, housing a remarkable resource center for students in pursuit of their high school diploma called Learn4Life. The educational institution provides […]

Written by on May 21, 2020

Parenting Students Get Extra Help During Remote Learning

Every year, 25,000 teens give birth in California – and 70 percent of teen moms don’t graduate high school. About 1,300 of Learn4Life students are pregnant or parenting, so we are doing everything we can to keep these young mothers engaged in school and learning parenting skills – even during remote learning.   Before COVID-19 […]

Written by on May 14, 2020

A Trauma-informed Approach Helped Ethan Flourish

Home life was a toxic environment for Ethan, with his parents constantly yelling and fighting. Then because of their drug abuse, he and his little brother were placed in the foster care system. Unfortunately, there wasn’t an available family who could take them both, so they were separated. This was traumatizing for Ethan and something […]

Written by on May 14, 2020

MultiBriefs: Many educators want to reboot the US school system

Today’s colossal interruption in class as usual has inspired teachers around the country to boldly speak out about changes they want to see in education. They’re urging drastic measures to solve problems magnified during this time of COVID-19-related closures — before things get swept under the rug again. Making innovation a new normal for teaching […]

Written by on May 13, 2020

Observer: How Coronavirus Exposes the Extreme Internet Inequality in the United States

With parents working from home and children attending school online, access to internet-enabled devices is more crucial than ever. As the coronavirus pandemic creates an increasingly uncertain future for schools, educators across the United States are scrambling to find ways to help kids stay connected to their virtual classrooms. And the gap in internet infrastructure […]

Written by on May 12, 2020