Category: Press Releases

Teens Are Entering High School Reading at a Third Grade Level

Yes, the pandemic created huge learning losses for millions of students, so what’s being done about it? “We work with many students who used to come to us as freshmen reading at a fifth-grade level,” explained Kathyrn Limata, literacy teacher. “Now, most of the students I see in my literacy classes are at a third-grade […]

Written by on September 7, 2023

Personalized Learning – It’s What Teachers Want

LOS ANGELES (August 17, 2023) – Seven in 10 high school teachers agree that a one-size-fits-all education, with the same curriculum and teaching methods for all students, is a thing of the past. More than half (51 percent) feel uncertain about their ability to impact their students’ performance in a traditional large-group classroom setting, according […]

Written by on August 17, 2023

Students: Slide into Summer Break Without Risking the Summer Slide

Learning loss during summer break has been a concern of educators and parents for decades. Summer brain drain is a real thing, with the average student losing up to 34 percent of the prior year’s learning gains during the long break.1 “Fortunately, there is a lot that parents can do to keep their kids engaged […]

Written by on June 22, 2023

Learn4Life Helps Students with Trauma with New Resiliency Accreditation

Trauma-resilient practices are the next step in helping teachers effectively support students affected by childhood trauma, a growing epidemic among our youth. A new program that trains and certifies schools and educators called Trauma-Resilient Educational Communities (TREC) is based on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) science and protocols. Three schools of Learn4Life, a network of 85 public […]

Written by on May 30, 2023

Nevaeh Beat the Odds and Earned a Scholarship to UCLA

Nevaeh D. always got good grades and had goals of higher education, so it’s no surprise she is headed to a leading college this fall with a full scholarship. But this path to a degree and a fulfilling career could have easily been derailed 2 1/2 years ago when, as a high school sophomore, she […]

Written by on April 26, 2023

Sketching a Future: How a Fresno Student Used Art to Get Back on Track

High schools everywhere are searching for all the students who didn’t return after the pandemic. And for those who have come back, keeping them engaged and on a path to graduation is paramount. Learn4Life, a network of public high schools, offers personalized instruction which includes robust art programs to get kids excited about school. For […]

Written by on March 22, 2023

Career Technical Education Gives High School Entrepreneurs a Jump Start on Success

LOS ANGELES (February 16, 2023) – While occasionally working for his father’s landscaping business, high school student Hector D. realized that protection against sharp tools, thorny shrubs, biting insects and brutal heat could be improved with better gear. He had the idea for a technical vest that would protect workers that he is calling Arbolero […]

Written by on February 15, 2023

America Needs School Counselors Now More Than Ever

What was once a role focused on getting students out the classroom and into careers, school counselors are now responsible for so much more. They must focus on the mental health, behavioral health, emotional wellbeing and psychosocial development of the students they serve. High-profile headlines of mass shootings, unjustified brutality, fentanyl overdoses and hate speech […]

Written by on February 3, 2023