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.
All articles by Michael Burke
Lawmakers want the University of California to add 7,000 new students this fall, but UC has indicated it will only add 2,000 more students compared with last fall.
March 4, 2022
Lawmakers may offer reprieve after state Supreme Court court forces UC Berkeley to turn away thousands of students
The California Supreme Court upheld an order that UC Berkeley cut enrollment by 3,000, but the Legislature may soon negate the ruling.
March 3, 2022
Black and Latino students in Los Angeles are less likely than white peers to go to college and earn a degree, and more needs to be done to close the gap, new report finds.
February 10, 2022
The Legislative Analyst's Office says California Gov. Gavin Newsom sidestepped lawmakers with his January higher education budget proposal.
February 4, 2022
UC Riverside has upgraded one-third of its classrooms with new technology that give students flexibility in how they attend.
January 19, 2022
With the omicron wave of Covid-19 cases likely to peak soon, officials are optimistic that the pause on in-person classes will be temporary.
January 14, 2022
Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed $39.6 billion for California's three public higher education segments and the California Student Aid Commission.
January 11, 2022
As a community college student, Mike Muñoz struggled to find stable housing. As the next president of Long Beach City College, he wants to help students facing similar challenges find success as he did.
December 21, 2021
Alberto Carvalho, the next superintendent of Los Angeles Unified, made his first public appearance in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
December 14, 2021
Alberto Carvalho will go from leading the country's fourth-largest school system to the second largest in Los Angeles.
December 9, 2021
UC made a historic move to abandon the SAT and ACT, but college access advocates expect it's just the first step in making admissions more equitable.
December 9, 2021
University of California sticks with test-free admissions, won’t replace SAT and ACT with new standardized test
After deciding not to develop its own test to replace the SAT, UC considered using Smarter Balanced exams. That idea has also been rejected.
November 18, 2021
Members of the governing board for California's community colleges are urged to focus the system on helping students stay enrolled and complete studies.
November 16, 2021
Dramatic enrollment drop won’t cost California community colleges state aid but could impact adjunct faculty
California's community colleges' declining enrollment won't reduce state funding but adjunct profs may lose opportunities.
November 12, 2021
Scammers have tried to infiltrate California colleges and get a piece of $1.6 billion in federal Covid relief aid. In at least a few districts, they succeeded.