California’s public higher education system needs new investments to protect students’ health and safety.
Many schools serving low-income students already fail to offer all the courses needed for admission to CSU campuses.
High SAT and ACT scores still provide an edge even if colleges don't require them.
Opponents include state leaders and activists, who reiterated fears that the change will harm black, Latino and low-income students.
The state is promoting computer science in K-12 schools, but UC and CSU colleges lack bandwidth to meet the demand.
After much controversy, the revised admissions proposal would start with students now in the fifth grade.
Thousands of California college students, graduates and employees would be at risk of deportation if DACA is terminated.
Two federal grants will help California recruit teachers and mental health professionals to rural schools.
The Central Valley and Inland Empire especially need to accommodate more students, a report finds.
Hired in 2012, White pushed CSU efforts to drop remedial courses and raise graduation rates. His departure and that of UC’s Napolitano leave two big vacancies.
CSU shows progress but work remains to hit graduation targets. Up two points, only 27.5 percent of students who entered as freshmen finished in four years.
AB 1645 requires community colleges and California State University campuses to have designated liaisons for undocumented students.
New laws also ease dual-enrollment for adults and high schoolers.
Some warn that it will be difficult for other districts to increase math graduation requirements due to budget and staffing constraints.
CSU has also pledged $10 million to train more math and science teachers, but skeptics question whether that investment will be sufficient.