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California’s Tuition Policy for Higher Education: The Impact of Tuition Increases on Affordability, Access, and Quality

Tuition has risen dramatically at California’s public colleges and universities, and costs are often unpredictable from year to year. Recent recessions highlighted the strengths and…

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Remedial Education Reforms at California’s Community Colleges: Early Evidence on Placement and Curricular Reforms

California’s community colleges are in the midst of a major transformation of developmental education. Several colleges have been experimenting with placement and curricular reforms for…

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California’s State Budget: The Enacted 2018–19 Budget

K–12 and higher education continue to see funding increases in this year’s budget. The plan also expands support for working Californians and the homeless, while…

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Career Technical Education in California

Career technical education is critical to meeting the state’s workforce needs. If current trends continue, roughly one-third of new jobs in California will require some…

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Immigrants and Educational Attainment

Recent immigrants are more likely than US-born Californians to be college graduates. In 2016, 51% of working-age immigrants (aged 25 to 64) who had lived…

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Reforming English Pathways at California’s Community Colleges

California’s community colleges are in the midst of numerous reforms to improve developmental (also known as remedial or basic skills) education. Developmental education is supposed…

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California’s Future

Major change at the federal level and increasing pressure from demographic and economic forces are pushing California into uncharted territory. Wide-ranging critical issues—our environment, our…

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California’s Future: Higher Education

Higher education benefits individuals and the state: college graduates are more likely to be employed and earn higher wages than nongraduates, which boosts state tax…

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