San Joaquin A+ Releases Report on Career Connect Learning Called Better Together

San Joaquin County Employers Are Willing and Ready to Work with Schools to Prepare Students for Careers [Stockton, CA - January 11th, 2024] Today, San Joaquin A+ is announcing the release of a new report titled, Better Together - San Joaquin County Employers Are Willing and Ready to Work with Schools to Prepare Students for Careers. The report shares information learned over six months of surveying and engagement with local employers. SJA+ shares key lessons learned about how school districts and employers can collaborate – and ultimately – serve students better together. “We are so appreciative of all our employers and partners for their participation and engagement through this process,” shared Kai Kung, Co-CEO of San Joaquin A+. “We hope this report provides information, clarity, and a roadmap for other employers who want to support our youth, or for schools who want to know more about how to prepare students for careers.” A few of the key findings from the report include: 100% of employers surveyed believe it is very important for schools to offer opportunities for students to explore careers through internships or paid work opportunities. 81% of employers surveyed ranked “cultivating a pipeline of talent” as the most valuable aspect of a career-connected learning program, with giving back to the community coming in second. 75% of survey respondents are very interested in employing [...]

2024-02-21T14:44:29+00:00January 11th, 2024|News, Press Release, Report|

New Report Titled ‘Stuck in Neutral’ Details How Stockton School Board is Holding Back Progress in County’s Largest District

Report Calls for $109 Million Investment in High Dosage Tutoring, along with increased Social and Emotional Learning Supports to Help Bring Students Back from Pandemic [STOCKTON, CA] - Today, San Joaquin A+ released an education policy brief titled: Stuck in Neutral: How Governance Failures Have Held Back Progress in Stockton Schools and How More Focused Investment in Our Students Can Help Them Accelerate Forward. The brief is a status report on the state of education across San Joaquin County. The report shines a light on how despite pockets of progress across the county, dysfunction and leadership failures on the Stockton Unified School Board is holding back educators and students in the County’s largest and highest need school district; it then lays out a path forward for academic recovery from learning loss due to COVID-19 with more focused and transparent investment to support students. “We at San Joaquin A+ applaud the herculean efforts of teachers, parents, and school staff for the work they’ve done to support students over the last few years” shared Don Shalvey, CEO of San Joaquin A+. “When we look at what is happening in schools across San Joaquin County’s largest school system, data shows students are falling behind, and local feedback indicates that students and educators feel stuck in neutral.” The report is broken into a few key sections: It highlights pockets of [...]

2022-10-06T14:58:22+00:00October 6th, 2022|Announcements, News, Press Release, Report|

Read the Exceed the Need Task Force Report

This report presents a comprehensive accounting of Exceed the Need: An Extraordinary Teacher in Every Stockton Classroom. This effort exemplifies the ingenuity and passion of the educators of Stockton, whose greatest desire is to serve the students of Stockton in an outstanding way.

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2019-11-27T20:20:00+00:00November 27th, 2019|Report|
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