June 13, 2024

Newsweek highlights power of education

From grade school to community college and university pathways, education unlocks opportunities to help students prepare for their futures and achieve their dreams.  

Educational institutions are not alone in the mission to empower students. From nonprofits like TGR Foundation and the CK-12 Foundation, to professional organizations like the California Society of CPAs, options for expanding knowledge and skills through high quality programs are not limited.   

“We have to break out of standardized education and give our children skills to help humanity,” said Neeru Knosia, CK-12 Foundation founder and executive director. “We need to go beyond the grade book.” 

CK-12 provides high-quality math and science full K-12 curricula, a digital teacher assistant for every instructor and a digital tutor for every student, all powered by AI at no cost.  

TGR Foundation also addresses accessibility challenges offering local students free transportation to its school day and after-school programs, in addition to providing a free digital resource library with no cost or registration required.  

“Our TGR Learning Labs are safe and inspiring spaces where students can explore ideas, learn skills without fear of failure and plan their future,” said Cyndi Court, CEO of TGR Foundation. “We empower young people from under-resourced communities to pursue their passions through education.” 

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEAM careers are projected to outpace other pathways over the next eight years. The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, reports that by 2031 72 percent of jobs in the U.S. will require postsecondary education and/or training.  

Innovation is critical for formal programs at educational institutions and partnerships are another essential to ensure students are prepared for success on their career and college journeys. Programs that integrate career and idea exploration, practical skills and customized academic and career pathways have proven success. 

“CalCPA’s commitment to education and forward-thinking initiatives, like the Community College to CPA program, ensure a relevant and flexible CPA pathway for everyone,” said Denise LeDuc Froemming, California Society of CPAs, president and CEO.  

Education has no age limit and unites a diverse community to empower lifelong learners for success. Click here to learn more about the power of education.