Mikhail Zinshteyn reported on community colleges and other higher education matters for EdSource until Feb. 2019.
All articles by Mikhail Zinshteyn
California community college students are getting free tuition, laptops and textbooks as colleges spend $46 million in state “free tuition” funds.
February 14, 2019
The proposal continues efforts by the California Community Colleges to increase state support to cover student costs beyond tuition: housing, food, transportation and other expenses.
February 14, 2019
President and CEO named for California's new online community college
February 6, 2019
The move helps students earn the credits needed to transfer to a University of California or California State University campus.
January 23, 2019
Beyond higher pay and smaller classes, charter debate is undercurrent of teachers strike in Los Angeles
Union leaders at Los Angeles Unified are concerned that the growth of charter schools has come at the expense of dollars for district schools and the teachers working in them.
January 16, 2019
As California community colleges gear up to teach less remedial math, one college shows how it can be done
College of the Canyons has been a trailblazer for several years with its policy of placing more of its students in math classes that count for transfer instead of remedial courses.
January 14, 2019
Nine community colleges say they will reject state aid rather than be forced to offer federal loans to students out of fears that if students default on their loans, colleges may be hit with federal sanctions.
December 9, 2018
The money will go toward developing courses for workers to advance to supervisors in the retail and service industries.
October 9, 2018
California community college leaders want to remove restrictions that keep hundreds of thousands of students from receiving the Cal Grant by basing the size of the grant on the total cost of college attendance.
October 8, 2018
The request for the 2019-20 fiscal year, is the opening round in budget negotiations between the college system, the Legislature and the governor’s office, an annual process that ends with a new state budget in June, 2019.
September 18, 2018
California is betting that a $3 million investment to borrow a New York City model that doubled graduation rates will be the spark its community colleges need to dramatically improve student outcomes.
August 28, 2018
While an estimated 80 percent of students in 2016 were placed in remedial education, “a majority of students will be placed directly into transfer-level courses” under the recommendations from the chancellor’s office.
August 20, 2018
Students aiming for the Ivy League, Stanford, UC Berkeley or other top private and public universities learn about how to get there.
August 8, 2018
Educators and the public do not have data that "in my view greatly improve students' performance and their ultimate employment," said Sen. Steve Glazer (D – Orinda), chair of the select committee on student success in the Senate.
August 8, 2018
Timeline for new California online college 'aggressive' but doable, says community college chancellor
The California Online College legally exists and is fully funded, but many details are not yet in place even as it is under a tight deadline to begin enrolling students by the final quarter of 2019.