CSU has also pledged $10 million to train more math and science teachers, but skeptics question whether that investment will be sufficient.
Linking work experience and college preparation in high school helps students do better in college.
De Anza High School in West Contra Costa Unified in the East Bay has seen its graduation rate rise higher than the statewide average from 2014-15 to 2017-18.
More colleges open shops to provide students with free professional attire for work interviews, internships and new jobs.
Two near indicators – chronic absenteeism and college/career readiness – debut and reemphasize the need to boost attendance of younger students and better prepare high schoolers for post-graduation.
The State Board of Education has no answer to a basic question: Should the state measure readiness for 'college and careers' or 'college or careers'?
11th graders suffering test fatigue from too many tests and SAT better positions underserved students for college, proponents say.
California colleges are pursuing a bold effort to improve graduation and transfer. Could its ambition be a stumbling block to success?
Requiring graduates meet California State University requirements may deny diplomas to otherwise prepared students.
As the state Legislature and the governor allocate more spending on programs designed to improve student outcomes, access to good data is essential to monitoring the progress of those programs, the report said.
While most states have some system that links their high school and college data to track what happens to students once they exit high school, California does not.
Community colleges are as diverse as the communities they serve.
The State Board of Education should approve the revised Every Student Succeeds Act state plan without delay.
The gap between high school graduation and college completion rates varies considerably by race and ethnic group.
More than 100 community colleges are beefing up their services for students who lack adequate food or shelter.