All articles by Michelle Maitre
The Oakland Unified School District’s parcel tax to fund college and career programs passed Tuesday by a wide margin. The measure is believed to be the first in California to specifically target career programs at high schools.
November 5, 2014
A new report and online database released Wednesday provide a national snapshot of how well states are working to prepare students for college, showing how California’s “college readiness” policies stack up against those in other states.
October 29, 2014
Low-income students are being especially squeezed by fee increases at the state’s public colleges and universities because financial aid packages haven’t been able to keep up, according to a new report from the Public Policy Institute of California. The state should focus on boosting awards for low-income students, the report says.
October 15, 2014
Senate Bill 923 would create a statewide grant program, the EdPrize, to expand apprenticeships in fields such as health care, clean technology and other fields. The money would come from the $250 million Career Pathways Trust.
September 2, 2014
A summer internship program at one of the nation’s premier biomedical research labs puts high school and college students on the front lines of cutting-edge medical research. The goal is to increase diversity in medical research and introduce students to the work world.
August 28, 2014
California’s community colleges intend to increase graduation and transfer rates by nearly a quarter of a million students over the next decade, officials said Wednesday in announcing an "ambitious goal" to boost student success rates.
August 27, 2014
A number of measures – grades, participation in Advanced Placement courses, SAT test scores, for example – can help indicate whether students are ready for college. Career readiness, on the other hand, is far less clearly defined.