Posted 09/28/2007 - 02:52:32pm by David Bank
Educators in California are reaching out to Latinos to encourage them to go to college. But, that also means reaching out to their parents.
The local NPR affiliate in San Francisco, KQED-FM, just completed a 10-part series on California's community colleges.
I haven't heard all of the pieces, and the series doesn't directly address the encore opportunity, but there's good coverage of the challenges of diversity, funding and accountability. (It's pegged to a report issued earlier this year, "Rules of the Game," which explored low completion rates at the state's community colleges.)
Part III is about "21st century careers." Here's the blurb:
"Community colleges have long played an important role in training students for careers as nurses, firefighters and auto mechanics. Now, some schools are expanding those career horizons by preparing students for new kinds of jobs. This segment takes a look at a program that’s training for careers working with stem cells."