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Seven in Ten Californians Support State-Funded Preschool May 6 2021 With most Californians saying preschool education is important but expensive, a strong majority believe the state government should fund voluntary preschool programs for all four-year olds.
California Sees Steep Decline in Financial Aid Applications March 12 2021 Far fewer California high school seniors completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this year, reducing the number who may receive funding that helps provide access to higher education.
Dual Admission Could Help More Students Transfer from Community College to State Universities February 19 2021 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.
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.