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 graduates 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.
California community college students are getting free tuition, laptops and textbooks as colleges spend $46 million in state “free tuition” funds.
The proposal continues efforts by the California Community Colleges to increase state support to cover student costs beyond tuition: housing, food, transportation and other expenses.
Lande Ajose said parents want to know if their children can get into college, afford it and “get out in a reasonable amount of time so they can start the rest of their lives and not be burdened by debt.”
President and CEO named for California's new online community college
Eleven campuses still graduated less than 20 percent of students who entered as freshmen four years ago.
Unaccompanied immigrant students face a daunting set of obstacles to finish high school. Many students have survived severe trauma in their home countries or missed years of school.
The move helps students earn the credits needed to transfer to a University of California or California State University campus.
CSU tuition will be frozen for a second year in a row at $5,742 annually for full time undergraduates who are California residents. Undergraduates taking six or fewer credits still would pay $3,330.
College of the Canyons has been a trailblazer for several years with its policy of placing more of its students in math classes that count for transfer instead of remedial courses.
After years in the shadows as lieutenant governor, Newsom is back in his element shaping and making policy, this time not for one city but for the most populous state in the nation.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s overall $209 billion budget would increase the amount the state spends on the California State University system by $562 million.
Higher education experts expect Newsom to be more generous to academia than Gov. Brown. New funding and expansion of free community college tuition are anticipated.
The Level Up program matches low-income California freshmen with slightly older mentors at 29 colleges. The advice and friendship help keep students in school, organizers say.
Just over half of voters said free community college tuition should be a high or very high priority for new state funding, new poll finds.