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Ashley A. Smith covered community colleges, for-profit schools and non-traditional students for Inside Higher Ed. She joined the publication in 2015 after covering government and K-12 education for the Fort Myers News-Press in Florida for three years. Ashley also covered K-12 and higher education for three years at the Marshfield News-Herald in Wisconsin. She has interned with The Flint Journal, USA Today and the Detroit Free Press. Ashley grew up in Detroit and is a 2008 graduate of Michigan State University. She joined EdSource in July 2019.
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Foster students miss the most school days of any group of students in the state.
December 3, 2019
Two California community colleges stand out in efforts to help students take for-credit math courses instead of remedial courses.
November 15, 2019
Frustration with the pace of redesign surfaces at Stege Elementary, selected for an overhaul as one of California's lowest-performing schools.
October 17, 2019
New laws also ease dual-enrollment for adults and high schoolers.
October 4, 2019
California’s new online college opens to non-traditional students.
September 29, 2019
More California community college students entering, passing transfer-level math and English as result of landmark law
The new law, which takes effect this fall, aims to move more students out of remedial math and English classes.
September 27, 2019
Amazon Web, a subsidiary of Amazon, has teamed up with colleges in the state to help teach the skills needed for a growing number of in-demand jobs that require cloud computing.
September 20, 2019
Survey confirms that non-tuition costs in California pose obstacles to students pursuing higher education.
September 13, 2019
California community colleges provide some housing help for former foster youth
September 12, 2019
California's public colleges and universities are doing more to provide free, digital or low-cost textbooks to students.
August 28, 2019
What's underway at this East Bay school could help other struggling California schools.
August 19, 2019
With eight weeks to go before the start of classes, Calbright College faces questions on whether it will be ready. Its new president says it plans to launch online and job training for 400 students.