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.
Experiences during the pandemic provide the knowledge to start building the kind of inclusive, high-quality online instruction that faculty can really get behind.
California's community college system is asking for money to overhaul its online application portal that fraudulent students were able to bypass in financial aid scam attempts.
If Congress beefed up the yearly Pell Grant award, UC students would be able to use more of their financial aid to cover additional basic living expenses and reduce their housing and food insecurity, while borrowing less.
AB 1456 would make major changes to California's main financial aid program, but it's unclear if Gov. Gavin Newsom will sign the bill.
CSU executive compensation lags behind other comparable universities nationally.
A counselor who insisted he apply for financial aid opened an unseen world of possibilities for the author as a young student.
The 23 campuses of California State University have shown resilience and courage over the past 18 months, says new Chancellor Joseph Castro.
The pandemic has caused a shortage of off-campus housing for students at UC Santa Barbara. Other UC campuses are also experiencing housing crunches.
Some campuses tracking vaccination rates, quarantines and weekly testing. While others only offer the number of positive Covid cases on-campus.
The California Community Colleges system has been unable to provide student enrollment totals for fall 2020 or spring 2021, even before bots enrolled fake students.
Financial aid offices at "thousands" of colleges told to be on alert for scammers.
A new approach to educating allied health care workers is helping to redefine higher education to quickly move and meet demand.
Efforts by CSU to improve graduation rates face questions over the long-term effects of the pandemic, especially on this year's freshmen.
California community college adjuncts who helped the system switch to online classes during the pandemic are getting differing amounts of federal Covid aid for the extra work.
Inefficiencies in the transfer process from community colleges to UC and CSU that cost California students time and money can be streamlined by proposed bill.