Community Colleges – Training Students for the Front Lines

Meet graduates of a new program in San Diego that trains community college students how to work on the front lines with the homeless. Discover how Yuba College is making changes to its police academy in the wake of George Floyd’s death, teaching cadets how to de-escalate common situations. Go inside a unique program in Sacramento that trains students how to become licensed morticians.

Inside California Education brings compelling stories from all over the Golden State about California’s complex, evolving, and innovative public education system. It focuses on how public education’s challenges, opportunities, and successes impact students, parents, teachers, administrators, policymakers and others. Stories range from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade, and include special education, adult education, vocational training, local funding issues, and groundbreaking new education programs. It also profiles some of the heroes making a daily difference in the lives of California’s six million public school students.

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California Association of School Business Officials, California Teachers Association, California State PTA, California Federation of Teachers, School Services of California Inc., Association of California School Administrators, Capitol Advisors Group, LLC, California School Employees Association, Schools Insurance Authority for Kids, California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators, CPS-HR Consulting, Ball/Frost Group, LLC, College Board

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