Technical Assistance for Expanded Learning Opportunities in California

Children and Youth;Education and Literacy

Technical Assistance for Expanded Learning Opportunities in California

The After School Division (ASD) of the California Department of Education in collaboration with Public Profit, has released Technical Assistance for Expanded Learning Opportunities in California. This report shares high-level information about the availability of technical assistance (TA) by region, strategy, and links to Quality Standards for Expanded Learning. Regional Profiles provide at-a-glance information about providers in each of California's 11 regions.

This report will help to inform the ongoing conversations about how to support high quality Expanded Learning Opportunities in California for all youth. California is a national leader in Expanded Learning, both for the breadth of its publicly funded Expanded Learning programs and for its growing focus on quality. THe ASD is further enhancing its supports for program quality through the System of Support, including fuding for TA. Understanding the current TA landscape enahnces the ASD's ability to make strategic investments to support Expanded Learning Opportunities.

May 2015

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Western)-California

Degrees of Freedom: Expanding College Opportunities - for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Californians

Education and Literacy;Prison and Judicial Reform

Degrees of Freedom: Expanding College Opportunities - for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Californians

This report begins with a background on the higher education and criminal justice systems in California. This background section highlights the vocabulary and common pathways for each system, and provides a primer on California community colleges. Part II explains why California needs this initiative. Part III presents the landscape of existing college programs dedicated to criminal justice-involved populations in the community and in jails and prisons. This landscape identifies promising strategies and sites of innovation across the state, as well as current challenges to sustaining and expanding these programs. Part IV lays out concrete recommendations California should take to realize the vision of expanding high-quality college opportunities for currently and formerly incarcerated individuals. It includes guidelines for developing high-quality, sustainable programs, building and strengthening partnerships, and shaping the policy landscape, both by using existing opportunities and by advocating for specific legislative and policy changes. Profiles of current college students and graduates with criminal records divide the sections and offer first-hand accounts of the joys and challenges of a college experience.

March 2015

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Western)-California

Black Male Achievement and Early School Attendance

Education and Literacy, Men, Race and Ethnicity

Black Male Achievement and Early School Attendance

Chronic absence from preschool and elementary school -- defined here as missing at least 10% of the school year, regardless of whether or not the absences are excused -- is a key contributor to poorer educational outcomes of black males later in life. The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has partnered with the Campaign for Black Male Achievement to produce a factsheet on this topic, as well as other resources.

December 2012

Geographic Focus: North America-United States, North America-United States (Western)-California-Alameda County-Oakland

James Irvine Foundation 2010 Annual Performance Report

Arts and Culture;Education and Literacy;Nonprofits and Philanthropy

James Irvine Foundation 2010 Annual Performance Report

Combines the foundation's annual report and annual performance report. Includes letter from the board chair and analyses of the foundation's 2010 grantmaking, program impact, and effectiveness.

June 2011

Geographic Focus: North America / United States (Western) / California

Closing the Gap: Meeting California's Need for College Graduates

Education and Literacy;Employment and Labor

Closing the Gap: Meeting California's Need for College Graduates

Estimates the state's shortage in highly educated workers in 2025 and outlines ways to raise college attendance rates, transfer rates from community colleges, and graduation rates from four-year institutions to help close the gap. Discusses policy issues.

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Western)-California

Allied Health Regional Workforce Analysis: Bay Area Region

Education and Literacy;Employment and Labor;Race and Ethnicity

Allied Health Regional Workforce Analysis: Bay Area Region

Analyzes the racial/ethnic composition of workers in twenty-two health occupations and graduates of healthcare education programs in the Bay Area. Examines disparities by race/ethnicity in the types of occupations held, educational attainment, and wages.

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Western)-California;North America-United States (Western)-California-Alameda County-Oakland;North America-United States (Western)-California-San Francisco County-San Francisco

Melrose School Site Planning: A Neighborhood Analysis for OUSD

Education and Literacy

Melrose School Site Planning: A Neighborhood Analysis for OUSD

Melrose School Site Planning: A Neighborhood Analysis for OUSD is a example of using various data sources to aid in school site planning and consolidation. It provides a brief summary of neighborhood demographics, likely future student populations from birth rates in the area, issues of crime and foreclosure on safety and neighborhood stability.

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Western)-California-Alameda County-Oakland

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