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A Year of Impactful Legislation: State Leaders Honored for Taking Bold Action to Advance an Educational Equity for California Students
In 2005, Danny Murillo arrived at the security housing unit at Pelican Bay State prison, where he would remain in solitary confinement, known as “the SHU,” for the remainder of his sentence. It wasn’t long before his fellow inmates encouraged him to take advantage of the limited educational resources available in the SHU.
Two of the best methods to increase economic prosperity are post-secondary education and workforce development, particularly among incarcerated individuals and formerly incarcerated individuals. To help make these pathways more accessible, elevating the voices of justice-impacted individuals can ensure their expertise and experience inform policymakers. Additionally, research analyzing best practices for post-secondary institutions to retain and support formerly incarcerated students is essential.
Education Trust–West found that $550M worth of financial aid is unused in California; therefore, they recommend FAFSA and CADAA completion. Excitingly, the Proposal for FAFSA/CADAA Completion has been codified in California!
The Michelson 20MM Foundation applauds Governor Newsom for his bold leadership in prioritizing the needs of students in the areas of textbook costs and basic needs.
Innovative medical education company partners with the world’s largest scientific publisher in effort to reach one billion learners by 2025
Whether learners are seeking to master the integumentary system, defibrillate a patient, or manage a traumatic brain injury, Osmosis can provide a video tutorial. In the coming years, Osmosis and Elsevier will continue to promote health literacy among medical doctors, doctors of optometry, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and their patients.
The Smart Justice Think Tank: A Coalition of Higher Education Champions and Directly Impacted Leaders
The Smart Justice Think Tank (SJTT) will develop a guiding framework to inform a common agenda for scholars, advocates, practitioners, legislators, and re-entry organizations in post-secondary higher education in prison and on-campus programs.