All articles by Michelle Maitre
Sixty percent of adults said they oppose Common Core, according to the results of the annual PDK/Gallup Poll of attitudes toward public education. That’s a big change from last year, when two-thirds of Americans hadn’t heard of the voluntary standards. This year, 81 percent of Americans said they were aware of the standards.
August 19, 2014
Students in the heart of Salinas Valley's agricultural fields are earning computer science bachelor's degrees in just three years through a partnership between Hartnell Community College and California State University, Monterey Bay. The program is seen as an incubator to help increase diversity at tech companies.
August 14, 2014
California has received a $10.7 million federal grant to help offset the cost of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams for low-income students. The grant funding allows qualifying low-income students to pay just $5 to take AP or IB exams, which could earn them college credit.
August 12, 2014
Surprised by data showing that thousands of high school students are just one or two courses shy of meeting state university admissions requirements, the University of California has launched a summer program to help students make up the courses they’re missing and put them on a solid footing for college.
August 5, 2014
A summer program helps San Francisco high school students get back on track academically – and gives them an introduction to higher education and jobs. “What I took from this program is confidence,” one student said. “If you really want something, there should be no reason you can’t go out and get it.”
July 30, 2014
Apprenticeships are gaining traction as an untapped resource in efforts to better prepare students for college and careers. The training programs provide a steady “earn as you learn” pathway to a lucrative profession – and, depending on the program, a chance to earn college credit at the same time.
July 23, 2014
Half of the state’s community college students take four years or longer to earn an associate degree that’s designed to take half that time, according to a new report.
July 1, 2014
The winners of the California Career Pathways Trust laid out some ambitious goals for the money. The $250 million fund is believed to be the largest investment in the nation to expand education programs that give students hands-on work experience on their path to graduation.