What is one of the most powerful tools to prevent teens from taking a troubled path, skipping school or dropping out? Experts agree – it’s mentoring. Oprah Winfrey credits her teacher/mentor for helping her overcome a troubled childhood and putting her on a path to success.
Month: January 2021
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. […]
Youth experiencing homelessness have many challenges that affect their school attendance and performance. COVID-19 has magnified these setbacks forcing educators to explore problems within education policies. The UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools studied the types of educational and social supports students experiencing homelessness youth in California may require to be successful in school […]
As a high school student in 1980, I served as a Senate Page. Every morning, I attended school on the third floor of the Library of Congress and then crossed the street to work in the Senate for rest of the day. Even the Library of Congress couldn’t help me do my homework when it […]
Educators and parents of all backgrounds are worried about learning losses suffered by their students during the pandemic. It has become clear that teachers can’t effectively serve 120+ high school students a day doing remote learning by trying to replicate the classroom experience through Zoom. Dr. Caprice Young, our national superintendent, offers New Year’s resolutions […]
Think about the sounds when you’re cooking. The tick, tick of the gas burner…the sizzle when your steak hits the hot pan…the bubbling pops of boiling liquid or the beeping timer for a proper cook time. But, when you are hearing impaired, how do you compensate for these kitchen nuances most people don’t even think […]
What is one of the most powerful tools to prevent teens from taking a troubled path, skipping school or dropping out? Experts agree – it’s mentoring. Oprah Winfrey credits her teacher/mentor for helping her overcome a troubled childhood and putting her on a path to success. January is National Mentoring Month, and a reminder of […]