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Mapping Equitable Access to Math at California’s Community Colleges May 11 2021 The state’s community colleges have made tremendous progress in expanding access to transfer-level math courses, but overall gains mask important variation across campuses.
Video: A Conversation with Chancellor Joseph I. Castro March 5 2021 PPIC’s Mark Baldassare talks with the leader of the California State University about addressing the COVID-19 pandemic as well as CSU’s efforts to increase access, diversity, and college completion.
Video: A Conversation with University of California President Michael V. Drake February 26 2021 Dr. Michael V. Drake talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about how UC has responded to COVID-19 and discusses the system’s ongoing efforts to increase equity and diversity.
Most California Colleges Are Sticking with Online Instruction This Spring February 12 2021 California colleges are more likely than those in the rest of the US to be operating primarily online. Public health data support the state’s cautious approach, but a reliance on distance learning raises equity concerns.
Helping Community Colleges Build on Progress during the Pandemic February 4 2021 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.