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New Long Beach City College president helps students overcome obstacles

In an interview with EdSource, incoming superintendent-president of Long Beach City College Mike Muñoz discussed additional plans he has to help students with housing, child care and more.

December 21, 2021 | EdSource
New report: California must address imbalance of too many eligible students and not enough slots at UC and CSU

A new report released by The Campaign for College Opportunity highlights that more eligible students are applying to the University of California and California State University campuses than those colleges can admit. The lack of capacity means that fewer qualified Latino and Black students are applying to these universities.

December 14, 2021 | EdSource
With standardized testing out, what’s next for University of California admissions?

The University of California’s historic move to abandon standardized exams may not be the last of changes coming to the admissions process for the public university system.

December 9, 2021 | EdSource
Why some California school districts are changing how students earn grades

Some of California’s largest school districts are trying an unconventional tactic to help students re-engage in school after distance learning and boost their chances of acceptance into the state’s public colleges: by dropping D and F grades.

December 3, 2021 | EdSource
California data system to help with education planning moves closer to reality

California this week officially kicked off its first attempt at a statewide education data system to provide trend information to help students and families with college and career planning.

December 2, 2021 | EdSource
$20 billion more projected in early forecast for 2022-23 funding for K-14 schools

The state Legislative Analyst’s Office is projecting a double-digit increase in billions of dollars and percentages in 2022-23 in education funding under Proposition 98.

November 17, 2021 | EdSource
California community college system urged to do more to help students complete college

Amid declining enrollment, California’s community colleges should do more to help students in the system stay enrolled once they get there and complete their college goals, faculty and members of the statewide board of governors said.

November 16, 2021 | EdSource
How will California districts spend $13.6 billion in federal Covid relief?

Districts have nearly three years, until Sept. 30, 2024, to spend $13.6 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act, which is more time than what’s allowed for many one-time grants.

November 15, 2021 | EdSource
Dramatic enrollment drop won’t cost California community colleges state aid but could impact adjunct faculty

The California community college system’s dramatic enrollment drop won’t have immediate financial consequences for the 116-college system — but it could be detrimental for part-time adjunct faculty.

November 12, 2021 | EdSource