On his first day out of prison after 27 years, Allen Burnett bought shoes from a discount store, visited Target, and stopped at the beach to smell the ocean air. He then made his way to the one place he had dreamed about while behind bars: Cal State Los Angeles.
Cal State L.A. is preparing to launch a program for women incarcerated at the California Institution for Women to earn bachelor’s degrees in Chino this fall. Instruction will be in-person, for about 30 students, with priority for those who have already completed an associate’s degree through a program offered by partnering Chaffey College, a community college in Rancho Cucamonga.
Mount Tamalpais College, a program for inmates at San Quentin State Prison, has been granted accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The designation came from the association’s Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, a 19-member board that reviews whether schools meet certain educational standards.
When Jason Keaton mentioned that there was a chance to earn a college education at Lancaster State Prison, his brother urged him to sign up. Keaton went on to earn two associates degrees through correspondence courses provided by Feather River College, a two-year institution in northern California.
Details how the addition of "Advisories" to Hendersonville High School in Tennessee helped create major changes to their school climate. Highlights how other schools can learn from this example, giving ideas and suggestions to address bullying.
Murrieta Valley Unified School District, an Elementary and Secondary School Counseling grant recipient, won the 2017 H.P. McDaniel Foundation Group Award for their development of R.A.I.N. Elementary Counseling. Counselors in this district developed a model comprehensive program and completed significant research resulting in a major impact for the counseling field in the state of California. R.A.I.N.
Presents a video, created by the Elk Grove Unified School District, on the experience and successes of schools under Project GROW, an Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant program. The program uses a multi-tiered approach to address behavioral issues and provide developmentally appropriate interventions to students so that they can develop the skills to succeed in the instructional environment.
Houses the Quality Schooling Framework (QSF), which offers California's educators timely tools and practices to guide effective planning, policy, expenditure, and instructional decisions at all schools and districts.