Developing Growth Mindset For Families

At GEAR UP West 2017, GU4LA facilitated the session “Developing Growth Mindset for Families,” about the program with four middle schools under the 2-year Skills for Success grant in conjunction with Families in Schools and Stanford University’s Program for Educational Research that Scales (PERTS). With the session’s guiding question, “How can students’ growth mindset be… Read More

Fall Partnership Collaborative!

GEAR UP Fall Partnership Collaborative meeting builds awareness and promotes advocacy for student persistence in college. On Wednesday, November 14, GEAR UP 4 LA partners and LAUSD staff gathered to strengthen the community of support for our Los Angeles Unified School District students. Dr. Margaret Garcia, Associate Dean of the Office of Undergraduate Studies at… Read More

Ed Trust-West: Inequities Facing Latino Students

California’s Latino students are the majority in our schools – over 3 million Latino students attend public K-12 schools in California. At the higher education level, there are nearly 1 million Latino students in California public colleges and universities. Yet despite this growing majority, a new report from The Education Trust–West says we’ve got work… Read More

Parent Involvement in Education

A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics provided information about various aspects of parent involvement in education gleaned from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016. Respondents answered questions about topics such as helping children with homework, family activities, and parent involvement at school.

Did you know the 2016-17 FAFSA is available January 1st?

As the cost of college continues to increase, securing financial aid must become an important part of the college application process. The Education Trust-West reports only about half of  financially aid untapped. Financial aid is critical for our students when you consider that a strong correlation exists between FAFSA completion and college enrollment. FAFSA News: Students should know… Read More