California has the world’s largest system of higher education, but too many students who enter it don’t achieve their education goals. California is implementing a series of major reforms to promote postsecondary success, including reforming remedial education, increasing access for qualified students, and addressing college affordability. It is also beginning to focus on workers in the workplace who don’t have college degrees. Gov. Newsom is targeting “near completers” – the 60,000 students who started at the University of California and the California State University, but never completed their studies since 2000. Former Gov. Jerry Brown initiated an online-only community college to serve “stranded workers” who find themselves in the workplace with out the skills they need to advance. EdSource will track these reforms — and identify what’s working, and what’s not.
Still many uncertainties about when and how students will return to school.
With creativity and flair, first ceremonies were held on Friday and Saturday, with many more in the weeks ahead.
College staff who work with students and understand their needs are key.
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.
As they and their families struggle to survive the coronavirus lockdown, students need a break from financial aid requirements and penalties.
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.
UC admissions requirements should align closely with California's K-12 curriculum standards.
A new study from Wheelhouse Center at UC Davis shows that a majority of high school students are not taking college classes.
A federal lawsuit seeks to reinstate a federal rule requiring for-profit colleges to report the debt and earnings of its graduates.
Team of mentors and counselors from San Jose charter high keep in touch to ease transition to college for first-generation college students.
High SAT and ACT scores still provide an edge even if colleges don't require them.
Focusing primarily on academic achievement and test scores not enough to prepare students for future challenges.
The state is promoting computer science in K-12 schools, but UC and CSU colleges lack bandwidth to meet the demand.
California community colleges provide some housing help for former foster youth