Education leaders will privately advise Gov. Newsom on college access and success. Some experts want the group to have more authority.
California Community Colleges board of governors extended the contract for Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley despite objections from faculty members.
Faculty complain they have been ignored in important changes at the 115 colleges. Community college leaders say change can be challenging.
Community colleges remain a long way from the 2021-22 targets for students to complete degrees and transfer to UC or CSU.
The California Online College legally exists and is fully funded, but many details are not yet in place even as it is under a tight deadline to begin enrolling students by the final quarter of 2019.
There are plenty of online colleges but none are like what California is planning.
Azusa Pacific University, Mills College, Pepperdine and University of San Francisco are some of the 36 colleges involved.
With state funding secure, plans are underway for the first students to enroll in the fall of 2019. The new college will serve the 2.5 million so-called stranded workers who lack a college degree but need skills to advance
Also threatens to trim other funding if the universities raises tuition and as a result triggers automatic increases in state aid for students.
How students do in high school is a better indicator than proficiency tests to determine if they are ready for college-level courses.
Medical coders training fills a need in California for some 1,600 coders annually through 2024.
Some lawmakers are saying it is rushed and lacks enough buy-in from college presidents and faculty. Others worry the plan itself may cost the colleges and their students financially.
“This is a game changer for workers,” said Rebecca Miller, the political director of SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West, at a March legislative hearing about Brown’s proposal.
The University of California and California's Community Colleges announce an agreement that is expected to boost the number of students who can transfer to UC.
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.