September 18, 2017
The system hopes to use the money to add hundreds of additional faculty to the system’s 114 colleges and beef up various student support programs.
September 15, 2017
Under a proposed bill headed to the governor’s desk that passed unanimously in the state Legislature, many more Community College students may soon avoid remedial courses by taking college-level courses that prepare them for a degree or transfer to a four-year university.
September 14, 2017
If signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, Assembly Bill 19 would allow for an estimated 19,000 additional students to take advantage of the state’s generous subsidies for community college students – irrespective of their financial need – under a new program called California College Promise.
September 12, 2017
Some campuses are quieter and tardiness is down as schools shut off their bell systems
September 11, 2017
California’s community college students confront a series of frustrations as they navigate the path to a four-year degree, enduring confusing and sometimes contradictory policies that result in just a small share of students actually transferring to a Cal State or University of California campus, according to a new report.
September 5, 2017
A possible phase-out of DACA won't mean changes to California's financial aid to undocumented students. But those students are worried about their futures if they lose their permits to work legally and might face deportation.
August 31, 2017
College leaders urge changes to California's Higher Education master plan to improve access and affordability
The first of five hearings around the state starts to examine the 1960 plan that governs the missions of UC, CSU and community colleges. Legislators say it is time for some changes but that it could take years to develop concrete reforms.
August 30, 2017
The Trump administration has proposed cutting work-study funding in half. Reformers want the payment formula to be changed so that expensive, private colleges don't receive so many advantages in the program.
August 25, 2017
California remains strongly committed to Common Core standards in math and English language arts, which focus on critical thinking and problem-solving. The standards have been adopted by more than 40 states.
August 23, 2017
Almost half of UC's incoming freshman are in the first generation in their families to attend a four-year college or university. UC is bolstering counseling and other support for those students to help them graduate.
August 22, 2017
The state's student aid commission is looking for ideas to consolidate various Cal Grants and other grant programs.
August 21, 2017
California scored above the national average in reporting of college and career readiness data but there is still work to be done.
August 20, 2017
Statewide award recipient Lynda McGee was praised for her efforts to get low-income students into college. She says that some students should try to attend college away from home to have a better shot at finishing in four years.
August 17, 2017
Far more students are now eligible to enroll at UC and CSU, without a parallel increase in the universities' ability to admit more students.
August 7, 2017
Despite recent changes at the college level, more needs to be done in K-12 schools.