A new study sparks a search for LA high school dropouts to help them either get job training or their diploma…or both. According to a study released Monday, the number of Californians ages 16 to 24 who neither work nor attend school has grown to 868,000, an increase of 35% since 2000.
Los Angeles Unified and the city have agreed to team up to share the cost that places counselors inside the local youth centers that are hosting this new program. With access to school records, these counselors can search and seek out dropouts to give them a fresh academic assessment on how many credits they need to earn a high school diploma or GED.
Bob DeCastro has details from the Fairfax District.