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California community colleges eye a different future amid pandemic disruption

Enrollment at California’s community colleges has dropped to its lowest level in 30 years, new data show. The stark decline has educators scrambling to find ways to meet the changing needs of students who may be questioning the value of higher education as they emerge from the harsh pandemic years.

November 18, 2022 | EdSource
Chico State wins $13.4 million grant to boost North State teacher workforce

Chico State’s School of Education won a $13.4 million, three-year grant to provide financial aid and other incentives to students in 12 Northern California counties who want to become teachers in their communities.

November 16, 2022 | EdSource
State announces four new planning grants to streamline transition from education to career

The state announced the recipients of $1 million in planning grants aimed at streamlining the transition from K-12 schools to college and career. The Department of General Services (DGS) announced that it would be awarding $250,000 each to collaboratives in the Bay Area, Central Coast, Northern San Joaquin and Eastern Sierra regions.

November 10, 2022 | EdSource
Growing numbers of California high schoolers dual enroll in college courses, but access uneven statewide

Earning college credit in high school can be a powerful tool for exposing students to universities and helping them get a leg up on tuition and earning a degree. But access to those courses remains uneven across California.

November 10, 2022 | EdSource
Windfall for arts education with the likely passage of Prop 28

California K-12 schools will get a windfall of nearly $1 billion annually for drama, music and other arts programs, thanks to the likely passage of Proposition 28 on Tuesday.

November 8, 2022 | EdSource
Tiny house construction training has Fresno students dreaming big about their futures

Thanks to a partnership with the city of Fresno, Fresno City College is participating in a four-year-long project to build tiny homes for low-income or homeless people throughout the city. The homes will be constructed on campus by students in two construction courses, foundations and framing, and interiors and exteriors.

November 4, 2022 | EdSource
University, college work to end shortage of health care professionals on North Coast

The nursing programs of Cal Poly Humboldt and the College of the Redwoods will move into a new health education hub housed in a warehouse on California State University property in Arcata in about three years.

November 2, 2022 | EdSource
Students call on State Board of Education to address safety, equity and mental health

Student representatives from across California made a series of policy and curriculum recommendations during a presentation to the State Board of Education Wednesday morning.

November 2, 2022 | EdSource
Scores nationwide crater on national math test, California’s not quite so much

Nationwide scores plummeted in math and fell significantly in reading in 2022 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress or NAEP, providing new evidence of the pandemic’s unparalleled impact on student learning and reinforcing calls for extra help for students who have fallen behind. Scores in California followed the national pattern in math but less so in reading.

October 24, 2022 | EdSource