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Overhauling Mental Health

Cal State Long Beach is launching an ambitious series of mental health initiatives that pair students and administrators with practitioners and community members to make resources more accessible.

July 1, 2022 | Inside HigherEd
California's new budget includes historic funding for education

Governor Gavin Newsom signed the state budget last Thursday, with total state funding for schools and community colleges adding up to $128 billion.

July 1, 2022 | EdSource
Black and Latina Women Hold the Most Student Debt

Data from a CRL study shows that women today have less job security than before the pandemic, and any gains experienced by the economy in 2021 fell inequitably towards white people, in particular white men.

July 1, 2022 | Diverse Education
Colleges should stop offering options that hinder students’ progress

Assembly Bill 705 required California community colleges to show remedial courses improved students’ chances of completing math and English requirements for a bachelor’s degree. But research shows it can do the opposite.

July 4, 2022 | EdSource
It’s time for schools, colleges, companies and policymakers to clear the path to postsecondary education

Fewer students are getting the information they need to find the right college for them, argue the CEOs of the National College Attainment Network and ACT.

July 5, 2022 | HigherEd Dive
How to Ease the Path to Adulthood

Uncertainty, confusion and psychological stress have always accompanied the tempest-tossed process of maturation. Here’s how to make that problematic journey smoother.

July 5, 2022 | Insider HigherEd
UC Merced Takes Admissions on the Road

The Merced Automatic Admission program, launched in 2021, means students who meet the academic and UC requirements will automatically gain a freshman seat through a streamlined admissions process.

July 5, 2022 | EdSource
High School Students Say They Learn The Most Important Skills Outside of School

Data from student focus groups shows that if asked to explain something interesting that they're learning, middle and high school students are more likely to say something they do outside of schools

July 5, 2022 | EdSurge
California data shows 83% of teachers have proper credentials

Data released last week showed that 16% of teachers are not fully authorized or credentialed to teach their classes. Why?

July 5, 2022 | K-12 Dive