Category: Press Releases

Learn4Life: One Key to Solving the Dropout Crisis is by Saving the Ninth Graders

Ninth grade is hard. Being 14 or 15 years old and experiencing multiple emotional and hormonal changes is challenging. Now after two years of remote instruction, many students entering high school as freshmen must navigate a new, larger school, while finding the schoolwork more difficult, with core classes and standardized tests. Even previous straight-A students […]

Written by on April 22, 2022

U.S. Education Secretary is Right – Make Financial Literacy Classes Mandatory

Learn4Life high school students learn how to be fiscally responsible in financial literacy classes United States Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona says personal finance lessons should be mandatory in our schools, and he’s being applauded by schools like Learn4Life, which has been teaching financial literacy to its high school students for the past seven years. […]

Written by on April 20, 2022

Pipeline of High School Social Workers is a Bright Spot in Education

Social work is one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S.,[1] which is well-timed since the demand for mental health support in high schools continues to grow. In this post-pandemic world, teens are experiencing significantly more stress and economic challenges. Learn4Life, a network of 80+ public high schools that offers personalized instruction, has created […]

Written by on March 8, 2022

How High Schools Can Maintain Career Tech Classes Despite Teacher Shortage

While millions of people are currently unemployed and looking for work, there is a massive labor shortage with 10.9 million unfilled jobs across the U.S.[1] The blame, as a recent Harvard Business Review article points out, is because “the U.S. education system is not held accountable for ensuring that students are properly equipped with the […]

Written by on February 9, 2022

School Counseling In Demand As Teen Anxiety and Depression Doubles

Anxiety, depression and feelings of isolation among teens has doubled in the past two years[1] – all while most schools are facing a shortage of counselors. National School Counseling Week, February 7-11, pays tribute to the hardworking school counselors who are needed now more than ever. School counselors address students’ social and emotional issues, and […]

Written by on February 3, 2022

New Year’s Resolutions that High Schools Need to Make and Keep

Well into another pandemic school year, educators should take the season of New Year’s resolutions to reflect on ways to improve and do better for students…and teachers. “Not all students learn at the same pace or in the same manner. This was amplified during distance learning when some kids did okay, while others fell further […]

Written by on January 10, 2022

What if Every Student Received an Individual Education Plan (IEP)?

The Individual Education Plan (IEP) was developed for students with disabilities in the mid-1970s and brings together a team of education specialists who evaluate the child, their challenges and learning style, and create a plan to provide the student with the extra help they need to succeed. We know that children don’t learn and absorb […]

Written by on December 6, 2021

Independent Study is the Jumbo Shrimp of Education

Just like the oxymoron “jumbo shrimp,” independent study is incongruous as a term because when implemented correctly, this style of learning surrounds students with support and resources, rather than leaving them to learn on their own. Independent study in California is growing in popularity since the pandemic with more than 130,000 students enrolled in this […]

Written by on November 17, 2021

Strong Teacher-Student Relationships are Key to Keeping Kids Engaged in School

This October’s Dropout Prevention Month is more crucial than ever after hundreds of thousands of students have opted not to return to the classroom. Many are being homeschooled or attending online classes, but there is still a large number who are simply not attending school at all. And those who have returned to the classroom […]

Written by on October 21, 2021

How Personalized Learning Eliminates Bullying from the School Experience

For Bullying Prevention Month Learn4Life highlights how flexible, personalized learning environments minimize students’ exposure to bullying at school For the 20 percent of students who have been bullied, closing schools was a welcome respite, and many found themselves to be less anxious, depressed and fearful with online classes. Just ask Michaela M. who was a […]

Written by on October 18, 2021