Schools and teachers must focus on creative, workable solutions to provide their students with education during school closures.
Colleges and universities are cancelling in-person classes across the state.
Heather Hiles suddenly resigned this week after less than one year on the job.
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.
California quickly creates a complaint process to save out-of-state online students' financial aid.
Since the new school is not only online, its name is changing. "Calbright College" seeks to evoke California and a better future.
Very different from traditional community colleges, it targets 8 million underemployed Californians and aims to be tuition-free.
The money will go toward developing courses for workers to advance to supervisors in the retail and service industries.
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.
“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.
A new study found that the online catalog is difficult to search and that the lack of a common computer platform discourages students.
Gov. Jerry Brown is pushing for California to establish a fully online community college to serve under-skilled workers.