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.
Many districts are seeing surges in Fs and Ds during distance learning, prompting a revision of expectations and policies around grades.
Without the change, students could have seen their Cal Grants cut by $1,028 a year. Enrollments at many private colleges in California already have declined in the pandemic.
Facing pandemic problems, students get an extra two months or so at some campuses to figure out their college plans. Some universities fear enrollment drops.
UC San Diego leaders say they have created a safe on-campus experience for 10,000 students, a rare sight in higher education this year.
Covid-19 relief funds approved in December will deliver $21.2 billion to the nation's colleges and universities. More than $2.83 billion of that total will go to California institutions.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s budget proposals.
Two private California colleges see multi-million dollar donations from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott that they plan to use for scholarships and programs
to support students of color and women.
California higher education leaders pledge to improve pathways for students to transfer from community colleges
Community College Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley stepped up support for campus leaders urging them to not back down after some faced sharp attacks to statements condemning Capitol violence.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s early education and K-12 budget proposals.
UC is being asked not to create its own test to replace the SAT. Students may instead be able to submit scores from 11th grade state exams.
Higher education leaders in California mostly praised Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget proposal, which offsets some of last year's cuts.
The state chancellor’s office overseeing California’s community colleges may soon intervene at the Peralta Community College District.
Experts suggest reforms in admissions, financial aid and transfer policies to legally increase diversity among students and faculty.
As first-time college students, freshmen had so many plans to join clubs and pursue interests outside of their coursework. But, then the pandemic hit forcing creative alternatives.