Category: Press Releases

Marketers Know How to Engage Gen Z Teens – Why Don’t High Schools?

For Gen Z teens, personalization is key in everything they do – from custom playlists and dynamic content to store suggestions based on prior purchases. And it’s not just a trend, it’s fundamental to reaching this generation. Marketers understand and have pivoted to align with Gen Z’s values by incorporating values like authenticity, integrity, transparency […]

Written by on June 25, 2024

Are Reading Instruction Mandates the Best Way to Improve Student Literacy?

For the past century educational communities have debated about how best to teach reading. Phonics was in…then it was out. Whole-word instruction replaced phonics and students continued to struggle.1 Today, reading instruction approaches still lack consistency across the nation and more startling, not all teachers are learning proper methods to teach students to read. School […]

Written by on June 18, 2024

Teens are Asking Schools to Provide Mental Health Information

Alexandria T.’s home life was rocky, and she struggled with mental health challenges, including ADHD, anxiety and depression. In high school, she got little support and found it hard to concentrate on studies. Instead of dropping out, she transferred to Learn4Life, a network of 80+ public high schools that offers personalized instruction and a trauma-resilient […]

Written by on May 16, 2024

Teacher Appreciation Week Should Be EVERY Week

Students and parents are acknowledging the dedication and hard work of teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-11), but what are schools doing to attract and retain teachers? Schools nationwide are struggling to find teachers and 42 percent of schools feel understaffed. That number jumps to 57 percent in high poverty regions. It’s clear something […]

Written by on May 6, 2024

Dual Enrollment Helps High School Students Launch Rewarding Careers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 26, 2024) – Summer H. is fascinated by the cognitive development of children – something she has been exploring in college dual enrollment classes while working toward graduation at Learn4Life High Schools. “We’re learning about the milestones in cognition for different age groups and how they tie to behavior patterns,” she […]

Written by on April 26, 2024

High School Students Feel the Bite of Financial Pressures

It seemed easy enough, get assigned a hypothetical salary and spend it on essentials, but for Learn4Life high schoolers, a financial literacy event called Bite of Reality opened their eyes to the challenges of creating a budget and living within their means. Korina Echeverria, a Learn4Life school counselor, explains how they partnered with SchoolsFirst Credit […]

Written by on April 17, 2024

Assemblyman McCarty is Right – Make Financial Literacy Classes Mandatory

Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) has introduced a bill to guarantee personal finance education for all California high school students. He is being applauded by educators like Learn4Life public charter high schools, which has been teaching financial literacy to its students for the past eight years. Just 25 states mandate financial classes and only a few […]

Written by on March 6, 2024

How This High School is Changing Stories, One Student at a Time

Again and again, we hear from students that coming to our school was life changing. For many, it was the first time they had a teacher who really listened and took the time to invest in them as individuals. With lessons tailored to their strengths, weaknesses and learning styles, students flourished and gained confidence. Many […]

Written by on February 8, 2024