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California has the largest drop in spring college enrollment numbers in the nation

California leads the nation with the largest drop in spring 2021 college enrollment numbers largely due to a steep decline in community college students, who have particularly struggled with pandemic hardships, according to a new report.

June 10, 2021 | Los Angeles Times
Black students in 14 L.A. County school districts face serious equity barriers, study finds

Black students in Los Angeles County continue to face a multitude of barriers to an equitable education, including concentrated poverty, high suspension rates and housing insecurity, a UCLA report released Wednesday found.

April 14, 2021 | Los Angeles Times
Half of California bachelor’s degrees are awarded by Cal State, report says

The California State University, the largest four-year university system in the nation, is showing off the scale of its impact: More than 100,000 job-ready graduates every year, $27 billion of economic activity stimulated annually, and a seven-fold return on every dollar that the state invests.

April 1, 2021 | Los Angeles Times
A lost year for high school students: Loneliness and despair, resilience and hope

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Class of 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 have redefined the parameters of being a high school student.

March 17, 2021 | Los Angeles Times
UC Merced to guarantee freshman admission to eligible local students, a first for the system

UC Merced announced Monday that it would guarantee a freshman seat to eligible local students, the first University of California campus to do so in an effort to expand college access in one of the state’s most underserved areas.

March 16, 2021 | Los Angeles Times
How can we support teachers and their mental health amid COVID-19?

A study surveying teachers working in under-resourced schools in Southern California during the pandemic described how work-life balance has been affecting teachers’ well-being and how some have been experiencing symptoms of secondary trauma.

March 3, 2021 | Los Angeles Times
Newsom, legislators strike deal to reopen California schools with $2 billion in incentives for campuses

Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democratic legislative leaders will announce an agreement Monday to give school districts $2 billion to open schools. School districts seeking funds from counties in the state’s red tier, with seven or fewer cases per 100,000 residents, would be required to extend classroom learning to all elementary school students and at least one grade of middle or high school.

March 1, 2021 | Los Angeles Times
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