Mikhail Zinshteyn reported on community colleges and other higher education matters for EdSource until Feb. 2019.
All articles by Mikhail Zinshteyn
New pathway gives California community college students guaranteed admission to private colleges
Azusa Pacific University, Mills College, Pepperdine and University of San Francisco are some of the 36 colleges involved.
July 25, 2018
As Gov. Brown urges work on new online college, community college faculty drop their opposition
With state funding secure, plans are underway for the first students to enroll in the fall of 2019. The new college will serve the 2.5 million so-called stranded workers who lack a college degree but need skills to advance
July 16, 2018
California officials confident they’ve cut deal in dispute over federal education law
State Board also votes to continue exploring a way to measure a school’s impact on student learning. Advocates say a “growth model" will be more precise than the method the state uses now.
Mikhail Zinshteyn And John Fensterwald
July 11, 2018
Work less, study more: California will give grants to community college students attending full-time
Grants are aimed at getting more students to earn degrees in two or four years
July 6, 2018
California needs system to track students as they move from school to the workforce, report says
As the state Legislature and the governor allocate more spending on programs designed to improve student outcomes, access to good data is essential to monitoring the progress of those programs, the report said.
June 13, 2018
Legislative leaders in Sacramento strike deal with Gov. Brown on education funding in his last budget
The compromise deal would create a new online community college, raise funding for the UC and CSU, and reform how community colleges are funded. The deal also adds $400 million to LCFF.
Mikhail Zinshteyn And Larry Gordon
June 9, 2018
Democratic hopefuls for California governor back more money, more accountability for higher ed
All four leading Democratic candidates respond to EdSource questionnaire on education issues; the two leading Republicans did not.
May 30, 2018
California lacks system to track students through high school, college and workplace
While most states have some system that links their high school and college data to track what happens to students once they exit high school, California does not.
May 17, 2018
Gov. Brown offers $200 million for university repairs, advances community college reforms
Also threatens to trim other funding if the universities raises tuition and as a result triggers automatic increases in state aid for students.
Mikhail Zinshteyn And Larry Gordon
May 11, 2018
University of California pauses tuition hikes for California residents
A hike is still possible if the state legislature fails to include more funding in its budget.
April 26, 2018
Medical coding becomes first program in proposed California online community college
Medical coders training fills a need in California for some 1,600 coders annually through 2024.
April 24, 2018
Lawmakers question Gov. Brown’s plan to overhaul funding for California’s community colleges
Some lawmakers are saying it is rushed and lacks enough buy-in from college presidents and faculty. Others worry the plan itself may cost the colleges and their students financially.
April 20, 2018
California's online college proposal ignites support among workers and opposition among some lawmakers
“This is a game changer for workers,” said Rebecca Miller, the political director of SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West, at a March legislative hearing about Brown’s proposal.
April 11, 2018
More California teenagers are pre-registering to vote after March gun violence protests
California in recent years has been encouraging more youth to vote and has urged 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register.
April 6, 2018
Gubernatorial candidate Chiang wants drastic tuition roll back at California's public universities
Gubernatorial candidate and State Treasurer John Chang said he wants to boost state funding, seek efficiencies and identify other revenues so tuition at UC and Cal State roll back more than 40 percent and that two years of community college are free.