"The program White attended in 2013, offered by the community development nonprofit Local Initiatives Support Corp., is among a growing number of resources aimed at lower-income entrepreneurs. As the economy improves, starting a business is increasingly seen as a way for people without a lot of assets to work their way into the middle class — driven by […]
"California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Friday that would've expanded pre-K for low-income 4-year-olds. Brown said the bill would have set arbitrary deadlines for improving early education, which the state already plans to do."
"The U.S. Department of Education has released college-by-college graduation rates for low-income students receiving federal grants, for the first time ever—information advocates, and Congress, have long demanded. But there turns out to be a problem: A lot of the numbers are wrong."
"To the disappointment of many child care advocates, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Friday that would have set a timetable for providing state subsidized preschool for all low-income 4-year-olds. Assembly Bill 47, authored by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, would have set a target of June 2018 to provide access to state subsidized preschool to […]
"They are the successful grads and students — so far more than 10,000 of them — of the nationwide nonprofit Year Up, founded by social entrepreneur Gerald Chertavian to train low-income youths for professional careers."
"So an 11th grader would teach a 7th grader, and a 4th grader would teach a kindergartner. Each mentor works with four students, and each class is supervised by a college or graduate student. Mentors are given a stipend (between $150 and $1,000) and college prep assistance. Students primarily focus on math, reading and writing but also participate in cu […]
"Low-income students who change schools frequently are at risk for lower math scores and have a harder time managing their behavior and attention in the classroom than similar students who stay in the same school, according to research published by the American Psychological Association."
"A new report from the Joyce Foundation documents the collaborative power of education and workforce development systems to produce better outcomes for low-wage, low-skilled adults. Joyce’s Shifting Gears initiative provided intensive technical assistance to select states that organized cross-agency teams around a shared policy and action agenda." […]
"As the Obama administration continues to press states to expand early childhood education programs for their neediest families, a new study on one such effort in Tennessee finds that children enrolled in the program gained little, if anything, over the long run."