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What Is The Primary Purpose Of California Public Adult Schools?

ESL Insights | October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

What Is The Primary Purpose Of California Public Adult Schools?

Like beauty, the answer to that question varies from eye to eye. California has been a pioneer of public adult education, really in the whole world. Public school district-supported ESL classes for adult immigrants were offered in 1856 in the basement of Old St. Mary’s Church in San Francisco. That tradition of local schools offering classes for adults, “night school” for working adults to develop English literacy, or finish a HS diploma, has been a critical service in California’s economic development and commitment to equity and social mobility.

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Do Now Round Up: High School Drop Out

Do Now Round-Ups | February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Do Now Round Up: High School Drop Out

Last week’s Do Now looks that the high school drop out crisis in America. Students from all over the country presents reasons they felt their peers are dropping out. The conversation began with some grim statistics: More than 20 percent of California high school students drop out of school before graduation, according to 2009 state […]

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