Month: October 2020

The Learning Report – October 2020

This month we celebrate a permanent classroom for our rural students, thanks to the new AMOR Wellness Center. It is a novel concept that brings a host of community wraparound services under one roof.

Written by on October 15, 2020

From a 0.2 Grade Point to 3.48 GPA in One Semester!

Davina C., 18, is one of the students in our Mendota, rural school. She describes her town as “friendly but limited because there aren’t many jobs available other than harvest work.” It’s not surprising since California is the largest producer of fruits, vegetables and nuts, contributing to more than $50 billion in revenue to the […]

Written by on October 15, 2020

Culinary Students Keep on Chopping…Remotely

Ever since Julia Childs stepped in front of a TV camera 57 years ago to prepare an omelet, people have been learning culinary skills via television cooking shows. So, it was an easy transition for Learn4Life high schools to continue their Career Technical Education (CTE) classes for aspiring chefs during distance learning. Under the direction […]

Written by on October 14, 2020

Career Technical Education Pathway Gives Students a Chance to be the Expert-on-Call

When Learn4Life high schools transitioned to distance learning, distributing laptops and hotspots to all students was fairly easy. The challenge was the increase in requests to the Learn4Life information technology (IT) help desk. The staff had been serving about 2,800 employees with tech problems. Now, the IT help desk needed to respond to 23,000 students […]

Written by on October 1, 2020