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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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Transportation challenges keep many community college students from going to college. Barstow commuter students face long, mountain drives to university.
December 19, 2019
Lawsuits challenge freshman admissions process for the University of California which requires students to take the SAT or ACT standardized test
December 10, 2019
Overcrowded classes are major complaint in survey: 21 percent of UC undergraduates dissatisfied with college experience.
November 14, 2019
After much controversy, the revised admissions proposal would start with students now in the fifth grade.
November 8, 2019
Three other states already require aid applications. Proposed legislation to do that in California awaits action.
November 5, 2019
UC should not wait for a study on standardized testing, group says.
October 29, 2019
The Central Valley and Inland Empire especially need to accommodate more students, a report finds.
October 24, 2019
Hired in 2012, White pushed CSU efforts to drop remedial courses and raise graduation rates. His departure and that of UC’s Napolitano leave two big vacancies.
October 22, 2019
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.