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.
Starting last spring, California community college students received federal Covid-19 relief funds to help them stay afloat.
Assembly Bill 1456 simplifies an overly complicated system and removes eligibility barriers that have restricted financially vulnerable students from accessing Cal Grants.
With the FDA fully approving the Pfizer vaccine, more students and staff at California colleges will need to be vaccinated this fall.
Recent high-school grad and first-generation college student advises other students: Stretch yourself and seek support from your school and communities.
The Cal State, UC campuses are prepared to keep students and staff as safe as possible during the pandemic, but uncertainty continues to exist.
Campuses overhaul courses, offer more tutoring to cut high failure rates. Nearly half of students fail or drop some classes.
"My kids put their heart into their studies, and I feel like I'm clipping their wings," said Ruiz Arévalos, who was forced to stay in Mexico two years ago.
Though tough and lonely, a year of distance learning offered its own opportunities for growth and learning.
A student's perspective on college during Covid.
California's new acting chancellor is optimistic for the future of the community colleges despite the coronavirus pandemic and enrollment losses.
Entering the fall, college students say they want the flexibility to learn how they're most comfortable, whether that's in person or remotely.
California State University's decision to require all students and staff to be vaccinated before they can return to campus this fall has triggered a range of reactions from students.
Students and staff across California are showing proof of getting the Covid vaccine so they can return to campuses.
With no statewide mandate, local colleges decide whether to require Covid-19 vaccinations. The delta variant is prompting more to do so.
Juggling college and parenthood became especially challenging for students during the pandemic.