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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 State Budget: The Governor’s Proposal

Governor Brown’s 2018–19 budget anticipates continued revenue growth. On January 10, Governor Jerry Brown submitted his proposed 2018–19 budget to the legislature. The $190.3 billion…

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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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Improving College Pathways in California

Far too many California students are falling off the pathway to and through college. At current rates of high school and college completion, only about…

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California’s High School Graduation Requirements

California’s high school graduation rate has increased steadily in recent years. California’s high school graduation rate increased from 75% in 2009–10 to 83% in 2015–16.…

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Higher Education

Key findings from the current survey: Most Californians (56%) say affordability is a big problem in the state’s public colleges and universities. Only 18 percent…

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College Readiness in California

Eligibility for California’s public colleges and universities has several components. Students become eligible for admission to the University of California (UC) and California State University…

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