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.
A poll brief released Monday showed that low-income California voters and voters in counties in rural areas have the highest concerns about college affordability.
The budget provides an increase to 41,000 Cal Grants for older students to pay tuition. Advocates say more help is needed and hope for bigger reforms next year.
Since the new school is not only online, its name is changing. "Calbright College" seeks to evoke California and a better future.
Gov. Newsom said college students who are parents of dependent children deserve a special helping hand. But legislators say they want to aid a wider group of older students.
College admissions tests rank students on a curve rather than measuring how well they are meeting state standards and are weaker predictors of college performance than high-school grades.
The proposed $15 hike, the first in 30 years, would support technology. Low-income students would get four free applications but concerns remain.
After fears that only the rich from outside California could afford UC, some aid will be provided. Most non-residents will pay $762 tuition hike.
Faculty complain they have been ignored in important changes at the 115 colleges. Community college leaders say change can be challenging.
Much debate is ahead about legislation to expand Cal Grants beyond tuition costs. Gov. Newsom says state must balance different needs.
More colleges open shops to provide students with free professional attire for work interviews, internships and new jobs.
California private colleges continue to oppose a revised bill that seeks information on legacy admissions. They contend that a threatened Cal Grant loss will hurt low-income students.
Public Policy Institute asked about some of the most hotly debated issues in its annual Californians and Education statewide survey.
Very different from traditional community colleges, it targets 8 million underemployed Californians and aims to be tuition-free.
Plan would forgive loans of up to $50,000 for 42 million Americans — for every person with a student loan and a household income of less than $100,000. It would be paid for by a tax on the wealthiest Americans.
College quality to should be measured by the number and diversity of the students they graduate, not by institutional wealth and high rejection rates, author says.