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Larry Gordon was a higher education writer at the Los Angeles Times, where he covered colleges and universities in California and nationwide. He won the first place award for education reporting in 2014 from the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Larry previously was a reporter and editor at the Bergen Record in his home state New Jersey. He was a mid-career Fulbright Fellow, teaching journalism at the American University in Bulgaria. He earned a master’s degree at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s at Georgetown University. He is co-author of the hiking guide “Stairway Walks in Los Angeles.” He is based in Los Angeles.
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CSU shows progress but work remains to hit graduation targets. Up two points, only 27.5 percent of students who entered as freshmen finished in four years.
October 17, 2019
A UC faculty group is studying whether to drop SAT and ACT, overhaul them or substitute other tests as application requirements.
October 7, 2019
Over then next decade, UC wants significantly more low-income, Latino, African American and first generation students to finish.
September 20, 2019
Janet Napolitano will leave the UC presidency in August 2020 with a generally positive legacy.
September 19, 2019
Private colleges successfully pushed for a softer bill while another proposal bolsters admissions oversight at public campuses.
September 13, 2019
Education leaders will privately advise Gov. Newsom on college access and success. Some experts want the group to have more authority.
August 23, 2019
New College Board tool to identify students who have overcome hardship gets some support among private colleges; public colleges are wary.
August 22, 2019
New book urges colleges to boost graduations with teaching reforms and more welcoming campuses.
August 15, 2019
CSU expected to hear much criticism before trustees vote in November. Critics say the proposal will curtail college access.
July 24, 2019
The application fee rise from $55 per CSU campus is the system’s first in 30 years.
July 23, 2019
UC regents will consider plan to guarantee students stable tuition for up to six years while new students could get price hikes.
July 11, 2019
Legislators hope increasing financial aid for summer school will help students graduate faster.
July 10, 2019
A new CSU program offers freshmen and transfers a spot at nine campuses with room if they were rejected where they first applied.
July 3, 2019
The name Calbright was chosen to provide "a sense of aspiration and place" for the school that combines online and workplace learning.
June 24, 2019
The budget provides an increase to 41,000 Cal Grants for older students to pay tuition. Advocates say more help is needed and hope for bigger reforms next year.