Don’t Let Your Grad Get Duped by the Name Game
Sacramento entrepreneur advises a shift in the way parents and students select a university
ESM Prep is a gangbuster business. The local company has gone from a small one-man show to an international enterprise, with expanding service offerings and a strong support team in the span of only the past five years.
Making the Grade
California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson on charter schools and the future of public education
California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has spent his career advocating for education issues, from his days as a high school science teacher through his time in the Legislature and now as the state’s top education official. We sat down with him recently to discuss a few critical issues facing California’s schools.
Back and Forward: Andrew Hargadon on Entrepreneurs and Education
Andrew Hargadon, faculty director of the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UC Davis, gives his insight into how what it means to be an entrepreneur has changed. For more from Hargadon, check out “It’s Show Time!” in our April issue.
What Our Young Professionals Are Reading
Leaders in the Sacramento region share the books that inspired them
We reached out to some of the rising young professionals featured this month by Comstock’s to find out what one book has made a major difference in their personal or professional journey. Here is what they said:
Freelance Life: The More Places You’ll Go
Boost your freelance business with ongoing education
According to the study “Freelancing in America: 2016,” 53 percent of freelancers have participated in skill-related education or training within the previous six months, which is more than non-freelancers at 39 percent. The study shows that freelancers opt-in to training opportunities to strengthen skills, while non-freelancers are more likely to do it as a job requirement.
Two Sacramento Girl Scouts Win National Award
Honorees chosen based on the impact of their community service programs
When only 10 Girl Scouts nationwide are chosen for the National Young Women of Distinction award, “it’s a big deal” when two of those recipients come from the same regional council. “I don’t know if it’s ever happened before,” says Dr. Linda Farley, CEO of Girl Scouts Heart of Central California.
But it has happened now.
Young Americans Would Rather Disclose Their STDs Than Their Debts
It seems 39 percent of millennials would rather disclose a preexisting sexually transmitted disease to a potential partner than reveal their debt, according to a survey of 2,000 millennials SoFi conducted, using online poller Survey Monkey. In addition, the survey found that serious debt was the second-biggest romantic deal-breaker, after workaholism.
Align Capital Region to Launch in Sacramento
Program aims to improve college and career readiness among the region’s residents
The challenges facing the Sacramento region are not new. Educators and business leaders have spearheaded programs and tapped into grant funding over the years to prepare students for college or a career. But the efforts, they say, have often been disjointed, sometimes overlapped and failed to make a significant impact.
California’s Payments Into Teachers’ Pensions to Triple
California’s contributions to the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are projected to almost triple in less than a decade and may increase even more due to low investment returns and the cost of benefits enhanced in boom times.
Let’s Believe in Sacramento’s Art Community
An open letter from one Sacramento resident on the importance of arts education and engagement
In response to Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s new investment in the arts and creative economy, this is my open letter to Sacramento as a whole. To the creators. The developers. The decision-makers. The people.