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September 15, 2016

Instead of going to school, school will come to you.

That’s the prize-winning idea behind RISE High, a proposed Los Angeles charter high school designed to serve homeless and foster children whose educations are frequently disrupted.

Los Angeles educators Kari Croft, 29, and Erin Whalen, 26, who came up with the idea, won $10 million in XQ: The Super School Project, a high school redesign competition funded by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs.

RISE is one of 10 $10-million winning school projects nationwide. Winners receive the prize money over five years.  
 

September 14, 2016

Are you aware of the XQ America Competition? There will be a big announcement today at 12 PT / 3 ET - it will be live streamed on facebook. To watch the live announcement, visit the XQ America page here:https://www.facebook.com/XQAmerica

To learn more about this amazing project, visit their website here:http://xqsuperschool.org/

August 30, 2016

CEDAR CITY — Sometimes Desean Holmes had to focus on what he’d given to the game of football in order to ease the pain of losing another opportunity to play collegiately.

The four-star receiver from Pasadena, California, was committed to USC, signed with San Diego State and seriously was being considered by Michigan before all of those situations evaporated because the turmoil in his home life caused him so much trouble in the classroom.

August 25, 2016

Whether to increase financial support for prenatal care and other needs of pregnant foster youth is in California Governor Jerry Brown’s hands, now that Assembly Bill (AB) 1838 has passed in both the Senate and Assembly.

Authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), AB 1838 would authorize infant supplement payments to begin with a pregnant youth’s third trimester; under current law, payments don’t begin until the child is born.

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