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California’s early college high schools can improve dual enrollment diversity

Merging high schools and community college classes in areas with a high number of Latino, Black and low-income students is emerging as a way to overcome disparities in who gets to take dual enrollment courses. The schools, known as “early college” or “middle college” high schools, give students access to dual enrollment courses as early as middle school.

December 16, 2022 | EdSource
Chronic absences rise to record levels in California, but so do graduation rates

Rates of chronically absent students in California in 2021-22 nearly tripled statewide from before the pandemic to record levels. But, the high school graduation rate in 2021-22 reached a record high statewide and rose significantly for most student groups.

December 15, 2022 | EdSource
Dual enrollment thrives in Central Valley area where few earn college degrees

Kern Community College District has one of the state’s most extensive and fastest-growing dual enrollment programs. There were 8,086 dually enrolled high school students in fall 2021, making it the second in size only to the Los Angeles Community College District.

November 30, 2022 | EdSource
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