Category: In The News

UCLA Study

Youth experiencing homelessness have many challenges that affect their school attendance and performance. COVID-19 has magnified these setbacks forcing educators to explore problems within education policies. The UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools studied the types of educational and social supports students experiencing homelessness youth in California may require to be successful in school […]

Written by on January 22, 2021

Multibriefs: Offset trauma for students by promoting positive experiences

When Christina Bethell was little, she lived in a low-income housing complex in Los Angeles where her neighbor, a quiet lady the kids called Mrs. Raccoon, always had her door open for the neighborhood kids. Every Saturday she threw a little tea party with candy to celebrate any child with a birthday that week. Bethell […]

Written by on July 27, 2020

Public Internet Should be a Right, Not a Utility

By Caprice Young, Learn4Life National Superintendent: In the 1920s, radio was an essential communications device — and it was free. In the 1950s, television became an important means of communication — and it was free. Here we are now in 2020 and there’s a big question: Why isn’t internet free when we need it to educate […]

Written by on July 14, 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

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