How Is the Pandemic Affecting California’s Independent, Nonprofit Colleges? Kevin Cook December 3 2020 COVID-19 has created a number of disruptions for higher education institutions. We talked with Kristen Soares, president of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, about how these institutions are addressing the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Video: Higher Education and Economic Opportunity in California Mary Severance November 12 2020 An expert panel discusses a new PPIC report on the various economic benefits of a college degree and how California might expand access and completion.
Lessons from the Great Recession Can Protect College Students Today Kevin Cook, Hans Johnson April 29 2020 State funding for public higher education saw deep cuts during the last downturn, while for-profit colleges moved to the forefront.
Covering the Real Costs of College Kevin Cook December 11 2019 With many students struggling to afford California’s high cost of living, state policymakers have sought to reform financial aid programs to address the full cost of attending college.
Proposed Budget Prioritizes College Students in Need Kevin Cook February 8 2019 Governor Newsom's proposed budget increases funding for higher education, including programs that would bolster aid for students in need.