Michael covers higher education. Prior to joining EdSource, he was a reporter 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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California's community colleges plan to require many students to take an ethnic studies class. Here's what you need to know.
June 9, 2021
California State University's Dominguez Hills and Northridge campuses are partnering with nearby community colleges to increase transfers.
June 3, 2021
Reform to state's Cal Grant program would expand eligibility to an estimated 173,000 students while also increasing award amounts.
June 2, 2021
Lawmakers expect to vote soon on a proposal to gradually reduce the share of out-of-state students who enroll at the University of California.
May 28, 2021
Soon, any student pursuing an associate degree at a California community college will likely need to take an ethnic studies class.
May 24, 2021
New settlement keeps UC from using SAT or ACT in admissions or scholarship decisions through 2025. UC has no plans to use them beyond that.
May 15, 2021
After shelving a similar proposal last year, UC is considering increasing tuition for each class of freshmen beginning in fall 2022.
May 14, 2021
CSU and UC will wait for full FDA approval before requiring Covid-19 vaccinations, but it's unclear if that will happen by the fall terms.
May 6, 2021
California public universities’ vaccine requirement could impact more than 1 million students, faculty and staff
The requirements could affect more than 1 million students and staff, but will only take effect if the FDA gives full approval to a vaccine.
April 23, 2021
The small district in Southern California’s high desert is among the latest where all students can attend classes in person, five days each week.
April 22, 2021
Campuses including Fresno State, UC Riverside and California State University, Northridge will include in-person elements in their commencement ceremonies.
April 14, 2021
Enrollment at California's community colleges has plummeted during the pandemic creating uncertainty for some colleges. Online classes, job loss and child care are among the reasons students have not enrolled.
April 12, 2021
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, the chancellor overseeing California's 116 community colleges, discusses fall 2021 classes and enrollment declines in interview with EdSource.
April 9, 2021
California's community colleges enrolled 12% fewer students in the fall compared to the previous year, according to the state's estimates.
March 19, 2021
Campus leaders across California are asking students to help lower the risk of spreading Covid-19 by staying local during spring break.