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photo - California State University, Fullerton Dual Admission Could Help More Students Transfer from Community College to State Universities Under a proposed dual admission program, students who enroll in a California community college would be conditionally accepted to a state university. This could expand access to a bachelor’s degree and help address equity gaps in higher education. Read More
photo - Mark Baldassare and Eleni Kounalakis Video: A Conversation with Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about state efforts to combat COVID-19 and address the economic impact of the pandemic. Read More
photo - College Student Walking on Campus and Wearing a Mask Helping Community Colleges Build on Progress during the Pandemic As higher education continues to confront the disruptions from COVID-19, Governor Newsom’s proposed state budget includes funding to help California community colleges boost access and retention and improve student outcomes. Read More
photo - College Student Studying Outdoors Testimony: A New Era of Student Access at California’s Community Colleges In testimony for the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, PPIC’s Olga Rodriguez presents research showing that expanded access to transfer-level English and math courses improves student outcomes and narrows—but does not erase—racial inequities. Read More
photo - Doe Library and Campanile on UC Berkeley Campus The Year Ahead in Higher Education Last year brought historic disruptions to California’s colleges and universities. In 2021, how can policymakers and higher education officials draw on lessons learned during the pandemic while building on progress that was underway prior to COVID-19? Read More
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