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 graduate 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.
CSU shows progress but work remains to hit graduation targets. Up two points, only 27.5 percent of students who entered as freshmen finished in four years.
AB 1645 requires community colleges and California State University campuses to have designated liaisons for undocumented students.
In veto message, Newsom says giving districts the test option would widen inequities in college admission that the bill was intended to narrow.
A UC faculty group is studying whether to drop SAT and ACT, overhaul them or substitute other tests as application requirements.
New laws also ease dual-enrollment for adults and high schoolers.
Calbright, California's new online community college, enrolled hundreds of students on its first day. Its enrollment goal is 400.
California’s new online college opens to non-traditional students.
The new law, which takes effect this fall, aims to move more students out of remedial math and English classes.
Some warn that it will be difficult for other districts to increase math graduation requirements due to budget and staffing constraints.
CSU has also pledged $10 million to train more math and science teachers, but skeptics question whether that investment will be sufficient.
Backers of a planned $15 billion tax initiative for the November 2020 ballot hope they can win over the California Teachers Association.
Three San Diego area community colleges will send 100 students annually to San Diego State’s bilingual credentials program.
Amazon Web, a subsidiary of Amazon, has teamed up with colleges in the state to help teach the skills needed for a growing number of in-demand jobs that require cloud computing.
Janet Napolitano will leave the UC presidency in August 2020 with a generally positive legacy.
Napolitano, the first woman to be named president of the 10-campus system, has served in the role since 2013.