College and career readiness is a primary goal of all the major reforms in place in California. But how to ensure that every high school graduate leaves high school with academic and other skills they will need to succeed in a postsecondary world? Many school districts don’t even have a clear definition of what college and career readiness means. EdSource casts light on successful college and career preparation strategies — as well as on obstacles students face at both a pre-K-12 and postsecondary level.
Fewer districts will require help from county offices, but colors tell a bigger story; disparities among student groups persist.
Lawsuits challenge freshman admissions process for the University of California which requires students to take the SAT or ACT standardized test
Many schools serving low-income students already fail to offer all the courses needed for admission to CSU campuses.
High SAT and ACT scores still provide an edge even if colleges don't require them.
UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ makes strongest remarks yet against the use of college admissions tests at Berkeley as university awaits faculty report on the issue.
Focusing primarily on academic achievement and test scores not enough to prepare students for future challenges.
Opponents include state leaders and activists, who reiterated fears that the change will harm black, Latino and low-income students.
The state is promoting computer science in K-12 schools, but UC and CSU colleges lack bandwidth to meet the demand.
Two California community colleges stand out in efforts to help students take for-credit math courses instead of remedial courses.
Overcrowded classes are major complaint in survey: 21 percent of UC undergraduates dissatisfied with college experience.
UC considering ways to help undocumented students stay in school, if their DACA status is terminated.
After much controversy, the revised admissions proposal would start with students now in the fifth grade.
Thousands of California college students, graduates and employees would be at risk of deportation if DACA is terminated.
Three other states already require aid applications. Proposed legislation to do that in California awaits action.
Similar to other STEM fields, employers in California’s natural resources industries are in need of a larger and more diverse pool of applicants.