The $8.1 million aims to give the state’s largest student demographic group more opportunities to learn from a Latino or Hispanic teacher.
In a new book, Michael Kirst urges creation of a regional entity to unify and coordinate efforts.
Undocumented students will continue to be welcome at UC, CSU and community colleges, education leaders say.
Colleges will have another option for a 4-year path to a teaching credential.
Cal Grants are among the most generous state-funded student aid programs in the nation and can cover entire tuition at CSU and UC.
More students applied to CSU and UC colleges once they got timely information from counselors and others.
The Legislature wants to maintain financial aid for UC and CSU students from families earning between $80,000 and $150,000 a year. But that conflicts with Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to phase out the program.