California's community colleges will soon have a new chancellor, who will have to decide how to wield limited power as the colleges try to build back from dramatic enrollment declines.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s 2023-24 January budget proposal for California's public college and university systems.
Despite efforts to limit remedial classes in California, many colleges are still offering them. What would it take to eliminate these courses?
Five years after California adopted a law transforming remedial education, some colleges still have remedial classes. New legislation would make it difficult to keep them.
California has come so far in removing unfair barriers to community college students' academic success, but there's more work to do.
As community college students return to their campuses, many will find one new resource to count on: a hub where they can seek support in meeting their basic needs.
California Community Colleges must now offer a basic needs center at all 115 of its physical campuses. Most centers will offer food and housing support to begin.
Colleges are eager to get a piece of $115 million that was approved last year for free textbook programs. Chancellor's office officials say applications will be available within the next month.
Eloy Ortiz Oakley says he is “leaving the system in a really good place. We have the best budget we have ever had. Our team is really strong.”
The California Acceleration Project found that 47 colleges are planning to offer remedial math classes this fall. The group says AB 1705, newly proposed legislation is needed to address that trend.
After several colleges neglected to turn over data on application fraud and enrollment, systemwide chancellor's office will force their hand.
In exchange for five years of promised steady budget increases, UC and CSU commit to making progress toward key equity and efficiency goals and will publicly report on their progress.
After California Gov. Gavin Newsom last fall vetoed an overhaul of the state's main financial aid program, advocates for change are hopeful he will support their proposals this year.
A bill in the California Assembly would add to previous legislation by further restricting when a community college can require students to take remedial classes. Faculty association says it goes too far.
California community colleges may be in line for a $100 million cybersecurity upgrade to thwart scammers who have attempted to fraudulently enroll and get financial aid.