Mikhail Zinshteyn reported on community colleges and other higher education matters for EdSource until Feb. 2019.
All articles by Mikhail Zinshteyn
'Deeper learning' aimed to expand as Stanford researchers join California charter group
The joining of forces will give Envision Learning Partners greater research heft behind its consulting work, which already includes nearly 500 charter and district-run schools across the country.
March 21, 2018
Gov. Brown’s plan to change community college funding to promote student success faces scrutiny
The Legislative Analyst’s Office is recommending that Brown tie funding to the academic outcomes of low-income students.
March 13, 2018
University of California president wants to offer guaranteed admission to qualified community college students
The program would be similar to one offered by the California State University system.
March 7, 2018
Food pantries, loaned textbooks and child care: California's community colleges help needy students
More than 100 community colleges are beefing up their services for students who lack adequate food or shelter.
February 11, 2018
Gov. Brown promotes $100 million online community college but faculty concerns remain
Brown said his proposal would help workers who have no other options and won't compete with bricks and mortar schools or the existing community colleges, or UC or CSU.
January 26, 2018
Brown's budget seeks big changes to community college funding and online learning
Brown's budget includes $100 million to create new online community college
Mikhail Zinshteyn And Larry Gordon
January 10, 2018
'Teachers have better work stories' says an ad campaign to stem California's teacher shortage
Enrollment in the state’s teacher preparation programs has declined more than 70 percent over the past decade, according to the Learning Policy Institute.
January 9, 2018
Novel program allowing California community colleges to award bachelor's degrees not yet ready to expand
An independent report gives mixed reviews — positives include attracting students to bachelor’s programs and approval from some regional employers.
December 20, 2017
California's public colleges and universities face massive construction costs
Veteran California college financing expert says colleges can share costs and benefits of new buildings as one way to pay for $47.2 billion in construction needed by college systems.
December 14, 2017
California sues Trump administration on behalf of students seeking debt relief
Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the suit today in federal court in San Francisco against the federal department and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
December 14, 2017
Wind tunnels and sheep brains: Students get their STEM wings at this L.A. school
STEM Academy of Hollywood, a Linked Learning high school, shows impact of California's investment in career and technical education
November 30, 2017
Weak high school prep, poor counseling keep most California 9th-graders from a college degree
California's high school graduation standards are weaker than what the UC and CSU systems expect, a new study says.
November 27, 2017
Gov. Brown's plan for online-only community college provokes pushback
Both faculty leaders and members of the Board of Governors – the group that oversees the 114-campus system – said the process for creating an online college is rushed and expressed skepticism about the merits of a fully online college program.
November 13, 2017
California has millions of good-paying jobs for workers without a bachelor’s degree
California has millions of jobs for workers without a college degree as long they’re trained in the skills needed for these new service-sector jobs.
November 12, 2017
California State faculty still upset about remedial ed changes but compromise emerging
Faculty want more time to adjust courses and get ready for changes. Cal State administration says campuses can apply for extensions on some portions of the reform plan.