Category: Press Releases

How Will We Close the Achievement Gap if We Don’t Close the Discipline Gap?

Learn4Life’s school suspension rates are low because symptoms of trauma are treated with additional supports, not as a disciplinary issue LOS ANGELES (July 13, 2021) – While student suspensions have decreased slightly in recent years, there still are too many kids losing valuable school days, especially students of color who are suspended at much higher […]

Written by on July 12, 2021

Why are California Politicians Trying to Defund Nonclassroom-based Charter Schools?

California legislators are attempting to pass a bill (AB 1316) that would greatly limit nonclassroom-based (NCB) charter schools – yet it turns out that most politicians and parents don’t understand the NCB model. What is a nonclassroom-based charter school? First, what it is not. Nonclassroom-based does not mean online only. In fact, only about one-third […]

Written by on May 27, 2021

New High School for At-risk Students Coming to San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX (May 6, 2021) –  Learn4Life, a network of nonprofit high schools for at-risk students, recently received approval to open a school in San Antonio’s Edgewood Independent School District (EISD). Beginning in August 2021, Learn4Life will open to serve existing EISD students who are credit deficient or at risk of dropping out. Enrollment […]

Written by on May 6, 2021

Should We Fail Struggling Students or Lower Standards During the Pandemic?

High absenteeism and failing grades have plagued high schools during the past 10 months of distance learning, yet many school districts are in denial that education needs to change. “Public schools have chosen to either fail students or simply pass them through to the next grade,” points out Dr. Caprice Young, national superintendent for Learn4Life. […]

Written by on January 29, 2021

If You Think Remote Learning is Challenging for High School Students, Imagine Being Homeless

  LOS ANGELES – (November 19, 2020) – When you’re not sure where you’re going to sleep at night, algebra lessons or writing a history report are the last things you’re thinking about. These are the challenges faced by housing-insecure students and their teachers every day – especially during remote learning. According to a recent study from […]

Written by on November 19, 2020

High School Media Arts Students Find Workarounds to Keep Their Project Alive Outside of the Studio Classroom

LOS ANGELES (November 13, 2020) – No studio equipment. No access to fancy editing software. No group excursions to shoot footage. How can media arts students who are usually hands-on and shoulder-to-shoulder keep their projects alive during distance learning? Just ask a team of six high school Media Arts students from Learn4Life. They found ways […]

Written by on November 12, 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