"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." - Henry Ford

Laurene Powell Jobs Promotes Dream Act

Laurene Powell Jobs, Widow of Steve Jobs, Goes Public to Promote Dream Act - WSJ.com: " . . . Ms. Powell Jobs started tutoring low-income students on the side in 1995. Three years later, she channeled her passion for education into College Track, an after-school program she founded to help low-income students get into college. College Track offers tutoring, extra-curricular activities and leadership classes. The program put her in contact with students who couldn't get financial aid for college because they were in the country illegally, usually brought here as children. Among them was Nora Razon, who received tutoring in English at the first College Track center in East Palo Alto, Calif., starting in 1999. In her senior year of high school, after skipping sessions dedicated to preparing college applications, Ms. Razon broke down and told the center's director that she was undocumented. College Track helped Miss Razon, who has since become a legal resident, find private scholarships and donations that enabled her to enroll at San Francisco State University and helped pay for books and rent. But after graduation, undocumented students couldn't work in their field because of their status. "Year after year we saw potential wasted," recalls Ms. Powell Jobs. . . ."

more education news below

No comments:

education news - Google News

teachers/teaching news from Google News

MOOC/edX/Coursera/Udacity News

online education/learning news

school/virtual school/K-12 news

virtual school news

digital learning news

education reform news

The Learning Network


Pearson - Always Learning