Adult education programs offer community-based classes to some of the state’s neediest adults, including the unemployed, disabled, ex-offenders reentering society and immigrants trying to learn English and become citizens. In the most recent state budget, funding was set aside so that K-12 districts could work with their local community colleges to create consortia through which to funnel all adult education funds in the future.
The state’s spending plan includes annual funding for California’s only online community college but a loss in a portion of its unspent state funds.
Calbright College, California's new online community college, faces loss of state funds as the state legislature looks for ways to fund other education programs. Gov Newsom and the college's administration stand behind Calbright.
Many California adults have impressive skillsets and knowledge bases that merit college-level credit.
Despite pleas to give the new online college more time, lawmakers approved an audit that will begin after July 1. A legislative leader said that should give the college enough time to prove its worth.
Heather Hiles suddenly resigned this week after less than one year on the job.
Calbright College's president will leave on March 31, leaving critics to revive questions about whether online college is needed.
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.
With eight weeks to go before the start of classes, Calbright College faces questions on whether it will be ready.
Its new president says it plans to launch online and job training for 400 students.
Adults who start college but never finish face financial aid and scheduling roadblocks in returning, a new report explains. Without diplomas, their earnings and opportunities are less.
There are plenty of online colleges but none are like what California is planning.
Corrected for problems with past years’ calculations, 82.7 percent in the Class of 2017 got their diplomas compared with 83.8 percent the year before.
The analysis challenges community colleges to educate more students to fill the tens of thousands of jobs that will be created in the next five years.
In a new book, Michael Kirst urges creation of a regional entity to unify and coordinate efforts.