Legislators spared K-12 schools and community colleges cuts, but will force them to borrow billions and rely on more stimulus aid from Congress.
The state’s spending plan includes annual funding for California’s only online community college but a loss in a portion of its unspent state funds.
Calbright College, California's new online community college, faces loss of state funds as the state legislature looks for ways to fund other education programs. Gov Newsom and the college's administration stand behind Calbright.
The new college’s funding should go to other schools, legislators say. Defenders insist the school will help the newly unemployed retrain.
Most part-time faculty do not have health benefits, though they make up 70% of community college faculty.
Calbright College will provide essential training to help workers recover from the looming economic recession.
Despite pleas to give the new online college more time, lawmakers approved an audit that will begin after July 1. A legislative leader said that should give the college enough time to prove its worth.
The state’s first online community college has encountered difficulties, including opposition from faculty at other community colleges.
Despite continuing criticisms from community college faculty, Calbright takes on new interim president to lead the state's online only college.
Heather Hiles suddenly resigned this week after less than one year on the job.
Calbright College's president will leave on March 31, leaving critics to revive questions about whether online college is needed.
California's newest community college, aimed at helping "stranded workers" get needed job skills, enrolled its first students in October but now is seeing the departure of its president.
Calbright, California's new online community college, enrolled hundreds of students on its first day. Its enrollment goal is 400.
California’s new online college opens to non-traditional students.
With eight weeks to go before the start of classes, Calbright College faces questions on whether it will be ready.
Its new president says it plans to launch online and job training for 400 students.