The new policy is a compromise that allows five campuses to grow their out-of-state undergraduates to 18 percent, while freezing such enrollment at the four campuses already above that level. One regent said UC was "building a wall" around the university.
UC administrators say the enrollment of nonresidents helps Californians, while some legislators say they think admission spots are being denied to in-state students. A vote on a cap was postponed until May after much disagreement among regents.
Even though schools across California offer similar amounts of instructional time each week, and instructional days during the school year, students in high poverty schools get far less time for actual learning, a new report concludes.
Instability -- multiple homes and multiple schools -- is one of the biggest obstacles to academic success for foster children. But about two dozen high school students in foster care in Southern California are benefiting from one constant in their lives: a program each summer at UCLA aimed at keeping them on track academically and preparing them for college.
The Children’s Center at CalTech, designed for children ranging in age from 6 months to 5 years old, places a significant focus on math and science. Children who enter kindergarten with a strong grasp of basic math concepts – like where a number might fall on a number line – were more likely to be succeeding in math and reading by fifth grade, according to research by economist Greg Duncan.