Preparing students for college means giving them more than a grounding in academics. Time-management skills, an ability to persevere to solve problems, and a sense of personal responsibility are also skills that schools can instill to help students navigate the challenges of higher education.
LA City College helped student realize dream of getting a degree.
The state’s spending plan includes annual funding for California’s only online community college but a loss in a portion of its unspent state funds.
We must think differently about education because the status quo isn’t working.
Many California adults have impressive skillsets and knowledge bases that merit college-level credit.
The pandemic threatens to derail the pathways to college and career for too many California students.
College Board says students who couldn’t submit exams must retake them in June. Students instead want their original responses to be graded.
Oakland Unified school board temporarily waives its 2.0 GPA and senior project grad requirements during emergencies such as school closures.
Colleges and testing companies should put student needs at center of decisions on how to handle assessments and admissions in a time of social distancing.
Exams will include high-tech proctoring to discourage cheating. UC temporarily has dropped the tests as admissions requirements.
ACT and SAT are better measures of college readiness than state tests, proponents say.
Some companies are cancelling summer internships altogether amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Says some students "have not checked in at all since March 13 when many of our schools closed."
UC admissions requirements should align closely with California's K-12 curriculum standards.
Los Angeles Unified is encouraging STEM schools to get a certificate indicating that the school meets high standards set by the district.
With the March 2 deadline approaching, teachers, counselors and others can help tip the balance on whether a student makes it to college.