Michael covers the Los Angeles Unified School District and higher education. Prior to joining EdSource, he was a political reporter at The Hill in Washington, D.C.. He received a B.A. in journalism from Syracuse University. He won first place nationally in the in-depth reporting category of the Society of Professional Journalists 2018 Mark of Excellence awards for his series on corporate influence at Syracuse University, published in The Daily Orange.
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The Bay Area district, Peralta Community College District, faces budgeting, auditing and enrollment challenges, according to a state agency.
October 22, 2019
AB 1645 requires community colleges and California State University campuses to have designated liaisons for undocumented students.
October 16, 2019
Push to kill single rating for schools wins support of a key committee. LAUSD board will vote on it on Nov. 5.
October 9, 2019
The school board voted on an amended version of the spending plan, which was updated after a complaint was brought against the district.
October 2, 2019
CSU has also pledged $10 million to train more math and science teachers, but skeptics question whether that investment will be sufficient.
September 25, 2019
Three San Diego area community colleges will send 100 students annually to San Diego State’s bilingual credentials program.
September 23, 2019
In the budget request, California community college system reiterates support for a bill aiming to reduce students' total cost of attendance.
September 18, 2019
Opponents say the requirement would harm black and Latino students. Supporters say it would prepare students for college math courses.
August 30, 2019
In response to criticism, the College Board is reforming a new admissions tool meant to measure hardships that a freshman applicant faces.
August 27, 2019
Increasing financial aid for California college students among 21 new proposals
August 13, 2019
California Community Colleges board of governors extended the contract for Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley despite objections from faculty members.
July 15, 2019
Four charter schools will open after each was initially denied by its local school board, forcing the schools to turn to county boards.
July 12, 2019
The college has returned to local control more than 13 years after losing its accreditation and merging with El Camino College.
June 27, 2019
A poll brief released Monday showed that low-income California voters and voters in counties in rural areas have the highest concerns about college affordability.