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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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The state is pushing UC campuses to widen access to undergraduate degrees by increasing the number of transfer students. UC Riverside's efforts seem to be working, avoiding possible state financial sanctions.
September 11, 2018
Ref Rodriguez's resignation ends the charter-backed majority on the Los Angeles Unified school board. Replacement plans are uncertain.
July 23, 2018
Some Cal State campuses report a doubling or more in summer enrollment with Pell Grants' revival. But time limits remain.
July 22, 2018
This will be the first UC tuition decline in nearly two decades.
July 18, 2018
California universities struggle with some minority enrollment levels.
July 5, 2018
Hispanic Serving colleges may be eligible for extra federal funds. But just as important, backers say, the Hispanic designation gives colleges a recruiting tool at a time when 51 percent of California high school graduates are Hispanic and their enrollments in higher education are increasing rapidly.
June 28, 2018
With a 23 percent four-year graduation rate among full-time students, the Cal State system is trying to get more students to finish on time.
June 3, 2018
California university students are stretching...and it is all happening in writing class, not the gym
California state universities replace remedial English composition with a new model that takes two semesters and offers academic credit for both.
May 2, 2018
Event had empty podiums for no-shows, front runners Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox. Conservative Travis Allen voiced opinions at odds with three other debaters.
April 29, 2018
The former Los Angeles mayor proposed young people work in service jobs for a year in exchange for later receiving grants for tuition and books at state colleges and universities. He also pushes for new campuses to serve the Central Valley.
April 25, 2018
The Cal State system drops its plan to raise tuition by $228 to $5,970 for California undergraduates. Praising that freeze, Legislature leaders say they will seek to provide the university more state money.
April 20, 2018
From public housing to college: new national pilot helps low-income students in LA make that journey
A federally funded pilot program is bringing college and financial aid counseling to low-income students who live in public housing projects in nine cities, including Los Angeles. Whether it expands nationwide depends on results and funding.
April 15, 2018
The University of California and California's Community Colleges announce an agreement that is expected to boost the number of students who can transfer to UC.
April 11, 2018
Following a demand from the state Legislature, the Cal State system will give applicants from the region surrounding a campus an admissions advantage over those from far away.