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. In 2020, Ashley was selected to join the first class of journalists in the ECMC Foundation Higher Education Media Fellowship at the Institute for Citizens & Scholars, to report on career and technical education.
All articles by Ashley A. Smith
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.