Ashley A. Smith
Ashley A. Smith covers higher education and other student success reforms for EdSource. She joined the publication in July 2019 after covering community colleges, for-profit schools and non-traditional students for Inside Higher Ed, in Washington D.C. Her work has appeared in the Fort Myers News-Press, the Marshfield News-Herald, The Flint Journal, USA Today and the Detroit Free Press. Ashley grew up in Detroit and is a 2008 graduate of Michigan State University.
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As California faces a nursing shortage, students are pushing for changes in how candidates are selected for limited community college nursing slots.
October 12, 2021
Gov. Newsom signed additional bills Wednesday advancing college funding, transfers and affordability.
October 6, 2021
CSU executive compensation lags behind other comparable universities nationally.
September 15, 2021
The 23 campuses of California State University have shown resilience and courage over the past 18 months, says new Chancellor Joseph Castro.
September 14, 2021
Some campuses tracking vaccination rates, quarantines and weekly testing. While others only offer the number of positive Covid cases on-campus.
September 9, 2021
A new approach to educating allied health care workers is helping to redefine higher education to quickly move and meet demand.
August 31, 2021
Efforts by CSU to improve graduation rates face questions over the long-term effects of the pandemic, especially on this year's freshmen.
August 30, 2021
The Cal State, UC campuses are prepared to keep students and staff as safe as possible during the pandemic, but uncertainty continues to exist.
August 23, 2021
How Daisy Gonzales went from foster care to the top of the nation's largest system of higher education
California's new acting chancellor is optimistic for the future of the community colleges despite the coronavirus pandemic and enrollment losses.
August 11, 2021
Students and staff across California are showing proof of getting the Covid vaccine so they can return to campuses.
August 6, 2021
Decision to require vaccinations means system won't wait for FDA vaccine approval as the highly infectious delta variant fuels increase in coronavirus cases.
July 27, 2021
Calbright's board of trustees learns that the State Senate Education Committee will forgo a hearing on a bill to eliminate the college.
July 12, 2021
Students pursuing transfer are finding it too difficult to transition from community college to university and earn their degrees within four years
June 23, 2021
The pandemic cost transfer students internships, research opportunities, chances to work closely with renowned faculty, and even travel abroad.