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
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.
June 17, 2019
Los Angeles voters decisively reject parcel tax that would have raised $500 million annually for schools
In major setback for efforts to salvage LA Unified's finances, Measure EE fails to get even half of voters' support, falling far short of the two-thirds threshold needed for victory.
June 5, 2019
Only about 1 in 8 districts in California have ever passed a parcel tax. Most of those districts don't have much in common with LAUSD.
June 3, 2019
Swearing-in ceremony to a seat on the Los Angeles school board becomes opportunity for Jackie Goldberg to urge support for parcel tax.