The agency that regulates California’s 1800 for-profit colleges needs reauthorization from the Legislature to keep operating. Lawmakers say they want it to do a better job protecting the 260,000 students at for-profit schools.
California colleges and universities will share in $5 billion from the federal aid: Half will help students cover tuition and basic needs such as housing. The other half will ease campus losses in pandemic and costs of online classes.
California higher education supporters say the state legislature needs to change an arcane state law that inadequately funds efforts
to diversify community college faculty. An EdSource investigation revealed the system's failings.