College and career readiness is a primary goal of all the major reforms in place in California. But now more than ever, as the pandemic has closed campuses and pushed schools and colleges to adopt distance learning, what are the state’s high schools and colleges doing to prepare students for the challenges that lie ahead?
This section explores how California’s K-12 system prepares its students for college and how colleges are preparing their students for the world beyond.
We need to get back to the reasons teachers start teaching in the first place: to support students, to inspire futures and to create fulfilled adults.
Dropping D's and F's and working with students to master the material is seen as a way to improve learning and boost equity.
A student counselor from Fresno's McLane High inspires students with his history as a young immigrant and garners statewide prize.
Colleges interpret the laws differently and have different requirements for undocumented students to receive financial aid.
With the pandemic resulting in enrollment loss across the CSU system, Chancellor Joseph Castro embraced a new strategy to get students to come back.
After deciding not to develop its own test to replace the SAT, UC considered using Smarter Balanced exams. That idea has also been rejected.
Long Beach City College has launched a safe overnight parking pilot program to provide homeless students with a safe place to park every night. The pilot includes security guards, access to showers and help finding more stable housing.
By shrugging off the law against putting students into noncredit, nontransferrable remedial courses, colleges continue to trap students in a never-ending cycle leading to failure.
Members of the governing board for California's community colleges are urged to focus the system on helping students stay enrolled and complete studies.
Despite travel restrictions, California still enrolled most foreign students in nation, led by USC and UC campuses.
California's community colleges' declining enrollment won't reduce state funding but adjunct profs may lose opportunities.
Latinos are 39% of the state’s population, yet only one in four students in the entire University of California system identify as Latino.
California's public universities won't consider SAT and ACT scores, but some students still take tests for scholarships and placement.
Scammers have tried to infiltrate California colleges and get a piece of $1.6 billion in federal Covid relief aid. In at least a few districts, they succeeded.
California Community Colleges suffered a pandemic enrollment drop of nearly 15%, higher than what the system reported earlier this year for the fall 2020 semester.