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For the poor in the Ivy League, a full rise isn’t always what they imagined
NEW YORK — To reach the Ivy League after growing up poor seems like hitting the jackpot ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

Student Reporter Interviews Obama. First Question? The FAFSA
When President Obama made a surprise appearance in the White House’s Briefing Room on College Reporter Day, on April 28 ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

SCOTUS considers student loan servicer case
The Supreme Court meets privately today to determine whether it will take up a case related to the quality of student-loan servicing ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

Food for Thought: Making a Dent in the Crisis of Student Hunger at UC Berkeley
When he embarked on his freshman year at UC Berkeley in 2014, Esteban Vasquez was set to become the first in his family to graduate from college ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

Hunger at UC Berkeley: A Sizeable Share of Students are Financially Forced to Skip Meals
UC Berkeley sophomore Anthony Carrasco loves his Monday afternoon class lecture on the History of Punishment, but sometimes the torture feels a little too literal ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

Catalina Cifuentes Appointed to the California Student Aid Commission
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

Closed-door talks at key California panels under scrutiny
In a series of private emails in 2014, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. successfully persuaded senior staff members and commissioners of the Public Utilities Commission ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

Doug Otto Elected President of the California Community College Board of Trustees
Long Beach City College Trustee Doug Otto was elected president of the California Community College Board of Trustees (CCCT) May 1 ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

University of California Considers Expanding Student-Athlete Protections
A policy that would nearly triple the number of University of California student-athletes who would be guaranteed financial aid ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

UC President Napolitano announces multi-year support for undocumented students
University of California President Janet Napolitano today (May 11) announced a three-year commitment to support the university’s efforts for undocumented UC students ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

University of California Announces $8.4 Million in Support for Undocumented Students
Support for undocumented UC students has been a priority for Janet Napolitano since she became president of the University of California in the fall of 2013 ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

At the University of Southern California, a rare open door for transfer students
At many elite universities, transfer students are an exotic group, comprising a tiny subset of the undergraduate population ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

Common Application changing question on criminal record
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Common Application used for college admissions at more than 600 institutions is changing ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16


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Riverside County: Schools push kids to pursue financial aid for college
Riverside County high schools had the most students submit college financial aid applications ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Keke Palmer Becomes Celebrity Principal for a Day for GetSchooled Campaign
Keke Palmer is all too happy to lend a hand for the Get Schooled Campaign ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

California State Agencies to Centralize Cybersecurity Efforts
The Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee on Tuesday approved legislation that would require state agencies to report their annual cybersecurity spending ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

State Should Report Detailed Spending Data on Cybersecurity, Lawmakers Say
To best help California beef up its cybersecurity, lawmakers say they need critical information ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

MVP Rachelle Feldman
Meet Rachelle Feldman, assistant vice chancellor and director of financial aid and scholarships at the University of California, Berkeley ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Prepare for Early FAFSA with Release With NASFAA Resources
This year, students and families will be able to apply for financial aid months ahead of time ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Classism underlines third-year off-campus housing policy
Getting approved to live off campus as a junior was more difficult than getting accepted to Occidental this year ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Higher Ed Poem Wins Scholarship
When Maya Juman sat down to create a list of reasons she should be granted a “Top Ten List Scholarship” from unigo.com ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Higher Ed Poem Wins Scholarship
When Maya Juman sat down to create a list of reasons she should be granted a “Top Ten List Scholarship” from unigo.com ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

White House Launches $100M Competition to Expand Tuition-Free Community College
At least two million students eligible for money fail to complete the forms they need to get it ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Tangled process of applying for financial aid deepens college affordability crisis
At least two million students eligible for money fail to complete the forms they need to get it ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Squeeze the Parents: New Student Loan Goes Straight to Mom and Dad
As the cost of college climbs, private student lenders are rolling out loans targeted to parents ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Program helps education students stay in school…and in Oklahoma
NORMAN - Alissa Lloyd's dream of becoming a teacher was abruptly halted when, at age 21 ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

States Start Making Colleges Work for Funding
At least 20 states are developing performance-based systems for funding higher education ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

States Start Making Colleges Work for Funding
At least 20 states are developing performance-based systems for funding higher education ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Fake universities are not necessarily a rarity
In 2013 Pixar Animation Studios produced a 3D computer-animated comedy titled “Monsters University.” ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Monitoring the Gatekeepers
Obama administration continues to turn up pressure on accreditors ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Five UC alums win 2016 Pulitzer Prizes
Graduates from UC Berkeley, UC Riverside and UC Santa Cruz won Pulitzer Prizes this year ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

UCD education summit
UC Davis will host a White House Summit on Educational Excellence for African Americans, featuring about 250 community members ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Under Armour signs $86 million deal with UC Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley has signed a 10-year deal with Under Armour, worth about $86 million ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Twenty-nine UC scholars elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
They are among 213 new members spanning academia, the arts, business and philanthropy ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

A college-admissions edge for the wealthy: Early decision
Fidelity Investments announced this month that it has started offering student loan repayment as an employee benefit ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

Bills would spur more companies to repay workers’ student loans
Fidelity Investments announced this month that it has started offering student loan repayment as an employee benefit ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

Ethnic minority graduates ‘twice as likely to be unemployed’
Black, Asian and minority ethnic graduates are two and a half times more likely to be unemployed than white degree-holders, according to the TUC ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

California High School Will Let Staff Carry Guns on Campus
A high school near Fresno, California, will allow some of its staff members to carry concealed weapons ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

Kids Getting Criminal Records ‘Not Our Business,’ Says Bay Area School District
One of the largest school districts in the Bay Area is defending its discipline policies after an NBC Bay Area investigation revealed children were being left with arrest records ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

U.C. Davis spent thousands to scrub pepper-spray references from Internet
UC Davis contracted with consultants for at least $175,000 to scrub the Internet of negative online postings following the November 2011 pepper-spraying of students ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

Community college in California to train future STEM professionals
SAN BRUNO, California - Community college students across the country who could become the next world-changing professionals in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) lack one component to success - resources ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

Report Calls for Improved Oversight of Colleges
A large beach ball (at right) has set off a debate over free speech at the University of Delaware ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

Feds May Forgive Loans of Up to 387,000 Disabled Borrowers
The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it had identified 387,000 federal student loan borrowers who qualify for loan forgiveness ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

Berkeley Will Eliminate 500 Staff Jobs
The University of California at Berkeley plans to eliminate 500 nonfaculty staff jobs over the next two years ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

Dual Loyalties: In California and Arizona, two college presidents joined the board of for-profit education company
In California and Arizona, two college presidents joined the board of for-profit education company ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

Fix student aid and FAFSA to help more students make better college decisions
Tax day is just around the corner, and so is a significant change in the way students and families apply for federal financial aid ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

Breeding Narcissists
New study suggests that narcissistic business students thrive under narcissistic professors, while less narcissistic students suffer, to the detriment of all ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go Undiscovered
Public schools are increasingly filled with black and Hispanic students, but the children identified as "gifted" in those schools are overwhelmingly white and Asian ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

More than 40% of student borrowers aren’t making payments
More than 40% of Americans who borrowed from the government's main student-loan program aren't making payments or are behind on more than $200 billion owed ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

UC Davis features African-American student voices at White House summit
African-American students will speak about what they need to succeed in education at a White House Summit on Educational Excellence for African Americans ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

UCD will host White House Summit on education for African-Americans
The California Student Aid Commission and the university are partnering with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

African American Student Voices to be Featured at White House Summit at UC Davis
African American students will speak about what they need to succeed in education at a White House Summit on Educational Excellence for African Americans ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

2017-18 FAFSA Proposes Significant Change for Low-Income Students
A notice of the draft of the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has been released, and it includes a significant change for low-income students ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-15-16

23-Year-Old Goes From Skid Row to College Graduate
On a sunny Southern California Saturday, 23-year-old Kenneth Chancey donned a cap and gown and was handed his degree ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

Pell Surplus Could Help Year-Round Proposal
The federal government will spend roughly $22 billion on the Pell Grant program in 2016 ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

Another Clinton on Student Debt
Bill Clinton hits the stump this week to make the case for Hillary Clinton's college affordability plan ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

NASFAA University Self-Study Guides
Self-Study Guides are the answer to your training needs. Written for the independent learner ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

Law Graduate Who Sued Her School Loses at Trial
A jury in San Diego on Thursday rejected claims by a law graduate, Anna Alaburda, that the Thomas Jefferson School of Law ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

$31 Million Court Win for a For-Profit College
Federal judge backs finding that an accreditor misled the Education Department about a now-closed for-profit institution ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

Study Examines the Value of For-Profit Credentials
A new study featured in this month's edition of American Economic Review found that employers are less likely to accept a job applicant for a business or health job ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

State educators plan overhaul of community college accreditation system
A two-pronged plan to change the process of accrediting the 113 community colleges in California ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

3 changes to get racial equity at California community colleges
Policy must be strengthened by dealing with flaws coupled with equity goals tied to funding ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

University of California and California Community Colleges increase access for transfer students
The University of California will team up with California Community Colleges to expand outreach and support for transfer students aiming to attend UC ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

University of California installs secret spyware system
University of California (UC) Board of Regents, presided over by ex-chief of Homeland Security and former Democratic Governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

UC steps up efforts to address student mental health
College students across the country are increasingly stressed out, with demand growing nationally for mental health services on campuses ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

Stop Blaming Colleges for Higher Education’s Unaffordability
Is college still affordable? More than half of the families considering higher education for their children use tuition price to eliminate a given college ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

The King’s Speech
Newly confirmed Education Secretary John B. King Jr. will chastise higher education for inequality and urge colleges and universities to do more for low-income students ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

Corinthian Colleges must pay nearly $1.2 billion for false advertising and lending practices
California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris won a more than $1.1-billion judgment Wednesday against the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

UC Davis Students Demand the Ouster of their Chancellor
How long should University of California, Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi keep her job? ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

San Mateo County Community College District Says OK to Boy Booze with Public Money
Three months after the Investigative Unit exposed questionable spending by SMCCCD chancellor Ron Galatolo ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

Study: Pell Grant Success Dependent on Individual Schools
Graduation gap at the school level between students who receive grants far smaller than the overall difference ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

As Aid Shifts, Poor Students Bear Burden
Some colleges and universities are making it harder for poor students to earn a degree by shifting the way they award financial aid ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

Taking on Mandatory Arbitration: Education Department may restrict common practice of for-profit colleges that prevents their students from suing them
Education Department may restrict common practice of for-profit colleges that prevents their students from suing them ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

Non-completion Success in California
Students who leave California's community colleges with just a few credits in career or technical education but no credential still see substantial wage gains ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

Education researchers blast Common Core standards, urge ban on high-stakes tests
More than 100 education researchers in California have joined in a call for an end to high-stakes testing ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

Education Department fires law firm overseeing the turnaround of Corinthian Colleges' former schools
The Department of Education is dumping the law firm charged with overseeing the turnaround of dozens of campuses once owned by Corinthian Colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

Audit knocks Maryland protection of student records
(Md.) State information managers failed to protect individual student records, leaving them vulnerable to identity theft ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

CSU system to research student poverty and food insecurity
Chancellor Timothy P. White announced Feb. 26 that the Cal State University system would become the first in the nation to study food and housing insecurity among students ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-30-16

UC Davis chancellor apologizes, will donate textbook stock to students
As a Sacramento assemblyman called for her to resign Friday, UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi apologized ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-11-16

USC's tuition will top $50,000 for the first time
USC always striving to reach new heights, is set to cross a dubious milestone: Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year will surpass $50,000 for the first time ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-11-16

If these students get their way California college students would be automatically registered to vote
TV has beckoned them to "Rock the Vote." Lena Dunham and Lil Jon starred in a music video to urge them to "Turn Out for What" ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-11-16

California State University seeks new online learning system
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California State University system is on the hunt for companies interested in offering a new online learning platform to its students ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-11-16

Cal State University: Riverside attorney Jane Carney appointed to trustees
Riverside attorney Jane Carney has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California State University Board of Trustees ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-11-16

Higher Education now more accessible to underserved community thanks to Garcia bill
A bill aimed to allow school districts to submit graduation data multiple times into electronic data bases was introduced by Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-11-16

UC Davis chancellor took DeVry post at Florida meeting against policy
UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi violated University of California policy when she accepted a paid board seat with embattled DeVry Education Group ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-11-16

Asian American Center to hold Being (an undocumented) American concert
The Asian American Center will host a concert entitled Being (an Undocumented) American starting at 5 p.m. March 8 in the Music Building, Boutell Hall ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-11-16

Nearly 1 in 4 Cal State students are going hungry, new report says
California State University on Friday finds that 24 percent of the system's 460,000 students could be going hungry ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-11-16

University of California Berkeley once again becomes victim of cyberattack
The University of California, Berkeley, has admitted to a second data breach which may have exposed the data of 80,000 people to misuse ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-11-16

Das Williams Introduces Bill to Establish Uniform AP Credit Transfer Among Community Colleges
Assemblymember Das Williams recently introduced Assembly Bill 1985, which would establish a uniform policy for Advance Placement (AP) ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-11-16

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office welcomes new vice chancellor
SACRAMENTO — The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office on Tuesday announced the addition of Debra Connick to the role of chief information officer and vice chancellor of Technology ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-11-16

Why are undocumented students leaving in-state tuition and financial aid unclaimed?
Only 67 percent of the grants awarded last year to undocumented students in California were used, Lupita Cortez Alcalà, executive director of the California Student Aid Commission, revealed in a recent interview with EdSource ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-11-16

The 2016-17 Budget: Higher education analysis
The Governor’s budget provides a total of $48.2 billion from various fund sources for higher education in 2016-17 ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-11-16

Education Notebook:
Mission Bay High Sschool aquatics program is having a fun foodie evening at Promiscuous Fork ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-11-16

Lack of information, ‘misconceptions’ are obstacles to college financial aid
Lupita Cortez Alcalá took over in January this year as executive director of the California Student Aid Commission, an agency that may not be publicly well-known but is crucial ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

Poorest Students Feel the Bite of Rising College Costs
Students from the poorest households are shouldering more of the pain from rising college costs, borrowing at far higher levels ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

California public universities consider tuition hikes you can count on
The tuition freeze at California’s public universities is set this fall to stretch into its fifth year. But nothing lasts forever ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

A college degree is worth less if you are raised poor
People with more education have higher earnings. Boosting college education is therefore seen by many - including me - as a way to lift people ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

A Rising Call to Promote STEM Education and Cut Liberal Arts Funding
When the Kentucky governor, Matt Bevin, suggested last month that students majoring in French literature should not receive state funding ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

Court's move to give two nonprofits access to students' personal data ignites privacy debate
School districts throughout the state are warning that students' personal data will soon be accessed by two nonprofit organizations ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

California court to rule on suit to scrap K-12 funding system
If the plaintiffs in the case prevail, observers say, it could prompt a groundbreaking move towards focusing on providing schools the amount that it would ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

Report: California education system forsaking Black students
SACRAMENTO (CBM) - The California Legislative Black Caucus is preparing strategies for accountability after a new report revealed Black students are disproportionately ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

Report: California education system forsaking Black students
SACRAMENTO (CBM) - The California Legislative Black Caucus is preparing strategies for accountability after a new report revealed Black students are disproportionately ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

Few African-American School Superintendents in California
When Michelle King was appointed to head the Los Angeles Unified School District last week ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

Students’ Lack of Home Internet Access Becomes Priority for District Tech Leaders
After winning the battle to expand the federal E-rate program, education leaders are beginning to look beyond the struggle of connecting all schools to high quality Internet ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

Hey, kids, text your way to cheaper college bills
One day in February, a Los Angeles high school student texted a hotline number, worried about paying for college ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

Financial Aid 101: Earlier FAFSA Provides More Time To Line Up Tuition
High school students nationwide are filling out college financial aid forms — and it's not just seniors this year ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

EQCA sponsors two bills combating anti-LGBT discrimination
SACRAMENTO – Equality California (EQCA) is sponsoring two bills authored by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) that would prohibit the use of state funds ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

Should high schools punishments go on college applications?
They are basic yes-no questions that ask whether a college applicant ever got into trouble in high school ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

Education Briefs: Feb. 14, 2016
Cal Grant applications are due by March 2. The financial aid program is administrated by the California Student Aid Commission ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

California’s four-year universities reach out to immigrant students with low-interest DREAM loans
Officials at California's four-year public universities are reaching out to an estimated 10,000 undergraduate students ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

Democrats Loretta Sanchez, Kamala Harris diverge on for-profit colleges
Four years ago, Rep. Loretta Sanchez toured a Westwood College facility in Southern California, her fourth visit to the campus. ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

Confused About College Financial Aid? This Free, Local Workshop can help - And by the March 2 Deadline
ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA - The Financial Aid Office of Chabot College has scheduled a free 'Cash for College' informational workshop ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-26-16

With money tight, chancellor says UC Berkeley must 'reimagine' its future
A budget deficit at UC Berkeley has hit critical mass and could force a fundamental transformation of the institution ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-16-16

Here's where to go in California if you want to finish college in four years
Staying in college an extra year or two can cost tens of thousands of dollars in fees and expenses, plus more in lost earnings ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-16-16

'Steps to College' draws thousands to Mexican Consulate in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO — Listening intently to the motivational words of Lupita Cortez Alcalá, the recently appointed Executive Director of the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-16-16

University of Phoenix Owner, Apollo Education Group, Will be Taken Private
The troubled for-profit education company that owns the giant University of Phoenix agreed on Monday to be bought for $1.1 ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-16-16

How special needs students can benefit from STEM education
SACRAMENTO — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors and the Community College League of California have joined forces ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-16-16

Board of Governors and Community College League team up to support California College promise legislation
SACRAMENTO — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors and the Community College League of California have joined forces ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-16-16

Boost in Cal Grant funding aims to keep pace with growing rate of college-ready students
The state could help more than 20,000 additional students pay for college under Gov. Jerry Brown’s state budget proposal ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-10-16

Two women named to lead Cal State Campuses as graduation rates rise
SAN FRANCISCO — More than 3,000 undocumented undergraduate students will have access to a system-wide student loan program for the first time ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-10-16

University of California DREAM Loan Program for undocumented
SAN FRANCISCO — More than 3,000 undocumented undergraduate students will have access to a system-wide student loan program for the first time ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-10-16

UC President Napolitano visits Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles
University of California President Janet Napolitano visited Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles today ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-10-16

Former top California Assembly staff member announces big lobbying contracts
A former top aide to Assembly leadership announced a list of blue-chip advocacy clients on Monday ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-10-16

Why Wealthy Families Should Apply for College Financial Aid
January is an important time for families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or Fafsa ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-10-16

Thousands Apply to U.S. to Forgive Their Student Loans, Saying Schools Defrauded Them
Americans are flooding the government with appeals to have their student loans forgiven on the grounds that schools deceived them with false promises ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-10-16

Feds Sue DeVry University, Alleging For-Profit College Misled Students
The Federal Trade Commission sued DeVry Education Group on Wednesday, alleging the for-profit college operator deceived tens of thousands ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-10-16

5 Ways Elite-College Admissions Shut Out Poor Kids
Take two 18-year-olds with equally stellar academic abilities. One comes from the socioeconomic bottom and one from the top ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-10-16

Pasadena Unified Invites High School Families to "Cash for College" Workshops
Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) counselors are urging high school seniors and their families to attend “Cash for College” workshops ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-10-16

From L.A. Unified teacher to superintendent: Who is the real Michelle King?
At the announcement that Michelle King had been promoted from deputy superintendent to the top leadership position at the huge and troubled Los Angeles Unified School District ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-10-16

Bill would cap out-of-state enrollment at University of California
The Legislature may be putting its foot down on growing nonresident enrollment at the University of California ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-10-16

Cal-SOAP workshops to help students apply for financial aid
The California Student Opportunity and Access Program, widely referred to as Cal-SOAP ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-10-16

The Obama Administration Proposes $2 Billion More In College Aid
President Obama has increased college aid by over $50 billion since coming into office. And he's trying to do more ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal includes boost to California State University
While pushing for quicker improvement in graduation rates, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed a budget for Cal State University ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

Cash for College workshops connect students to financial aid
Through 800-plus free Cash for College workshops, the California Student Aid Commission is walking students and their parents through financial aid options to help connect families ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

Gov. Jerry Brown again preaches prudence in $170.7-billion California budget
By now, it could easily be called Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget doctrine - an insistence on only modest expansions in state services but liberal payments for one-time expenses ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

Cash for College workshops planned
Assemblyman Bill Dodd (D-Napa) is partnering to promote Cash for College workshops being hosted by local community colleges in conjunction with the California Student Aid Commission ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

Textbooks the largest cost to local college students
Three out of four local college students say that the largest expense to them in their academic careers is the ever-increasing cost of textbooks, according to a survey ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

Higher education debt is worth it, but isn’t risk free
The public discussion about higher education has long been focused on two obvious trends: the rising cost of college, and the growing burden of student debt ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

California Accreditor Loses Appeal
After waiting for nearly two years, the Obama administration this week decided to uphold its decision that California's community college accreditor ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

Higher Learning: The sooner you turn in the federal student aid application, the better
With the dawning of the new year, millions of students in California and the nation are turning their attention from winter break to filling out a form that will determine their eligibility ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

'Generational schism' on race lines could cut public support for higher education
Older white voters more hostile to state university funding if younger population is ethnically diverse, Californian study finds ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

California’s list of poor schools posted again
Facing a lawsuit threat, the state Department of Education has changed its position on posting a list of low-performing schools whose students could be transferred to schools with ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

How Startups are Solving a Decades-Old Problem in Education
In 1984, educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom published research on a new method of teaching, commonly called Bloom's 2 Sigma Problem ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

Bill would ban campus smoking, vaping in California
Colleges students across California would need to stub out their cigarettes and ditch their vape pens under a bill before the Legislature ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

UC applications break records for 12th straight year
More than 206,000 students applied to attend the University of California as undergraduates in fall 2016, an overall jump of 6.4 percent over fall 2015 ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

How Elizabeth Warren Beat A Student Loan Giant
Two years ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren demanded to know why a government-sponsored bank meant to expand homeownership was instead lending money on the cheap to student loan company Sallie Mae, boosting its profits at the public's expense ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

A year of change: EdSource’s top five stories of 2015
This year brought several changes to public schools in California, beginning with a robust economy that added billions of dollars to boost K-12 per-pupil spending ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

Assembly Speaker Committee Chair Appointments
Please be advised that I have made changes to the following committees for the 2015-16 Regular Session, effective immediately ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

Excessive Debt at Graduation: Student Aid Policy Analysis Papers by Mark Kantrowitz:
Student loan debt has been growing rapidly over the last decade. But, while milestones may be impressive, what matters more is the growth in excessive student loan debt at graduation ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

Private Student Loans Guru by Mark Kantrowitz:
When federal student aid is not enough, get objective information and expert advice about paying for college with private student loans ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

California State University receives record number of applications for 2016 term
A bachelor’s degree is more valuable than ever before, and yet college enrollment in the United States is on the decline ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

What is the Future of Higher Education?
A bachelor’s degree is more valuable than ever before, and yet college enrollment in the United States is on the decline ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

Williams: Higher education exploits blacks
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ran headlong into the leftist meat grinder by questioning whether college admission of blacks with academic achievement levels ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

No FAFSA, No Diploma in Louisiana
In order to graduate from high school in Louisiana, students will soon be required to apply for federal financial aid for college ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

California community colleges double number of transfer-to-CSU degrees
Community college students are earning specialized transfer degrees at a blistering pace ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

Final Sequestration Report for Fiscal year 2016
CBO is required to report its assessment of whether enacted appropriations for the current fiscal year exceed caps on discretionary spending ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

Despite Progress, Graduation Gaps Between Whites and Minorities Persist
Colleges and universities are increasing graduation rates across the board for all races, but many of them aren't making a dent when it comes to closing the graduation gap between white students and underrepresented minorities ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

For-profit university buys Heald building in Rancho Cordova
California Northstate University bought the former Heald College building in Rancho Cordova last week for $4.9 million ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

Special Master Joe Smith Delivers Progress Report on Borrower Defense Process
As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to provide former Corinthian students the debt relief they are entitled ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-21-15

Oakland, Detroit, D.C. Rated Tops for Commitment to Black Make Achievement
A first-of-its-kind scorecard rating U.S. cities for their level of public engagement and commitment to improving educational and life outcomes for Black men and boys ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-21-15

Report Highlights Inequities in Education of Black Students
In July 2000, while still on the presidential campaign trail, then-Texas Governor George W. Bush ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-21-15

Six School Counselor Technology Protocols Infographic
Technology has become a critical tool in school counselor communication, performance and accountability ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-21-15

Mind the Gap: Delivering on the Promise of Higher Education: Executive Summary
In 2012 California Competes called for the state to articulate specific degree attainment goals to advance our regional economies and local communities ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-21-15

Jim Cooper, Rudy Salas chosen to lead California Assembly moderate Democrats
Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfiled, speaks during a rally joined by the Latino Water Coalition, the NAACP ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-21-15

First-in-Family college student pursues game design
When Briana Sidney was growing up in East Oakland, her parents protected her after the homicide of her uncle by keeping her inside. ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-21-15

Call for Nominations: Who Are the Top Tech Innovators in Higher Education?
Each year The Chronicle profiles key innovators who are tackling big challenges facing campuses with the help of technology ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Cal State Faculty Object to New Background Check Policy
A growing number of institutions are seeking to require background checks for employees ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Local Black Community College Students Get a First Look at UC San Diego
Aaron Harvey, a first-year student at San Diego City College, would like to become a public policy attorney ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Salaries of Private College Presidents Continue to Rise, Chronicle Survey Finds
Despite pressure on institutions of higher learning to hold down costs, the compensation of private college presidents continues to climb ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Should Anyone be Eligible for Student Loans?
A surge in the share of Americans defaulting on their student debt is generating support for an obvious but controversial idea: restrict who can borrow for higher education ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Quarterly Student Aid Report: Two-Thirds of Freshmen FAFSA Applicants list Only One College on their Applications
A troubling two-thirds of freshmen students filling out an original Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) designate only a single school ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Free Tuition is Not the Answer
THESE days, politicians on both the left and the right are very critical of higher education ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

UC Davis scholar named to a top state education post
Educator who earned a doctoral degree from the University of California, Davis, has been named deputy superintendent of instruction and learning support ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Why Massachusetts is creating its own student debt counseling unit
Despite the millions of dollars the federal government pays student loan servicers to guide borrowers in repaying their debt ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Student Aid Commission has a new executive director
SACRAMENTO - The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) is pleased to announce the appointment, by unanimous vote, of Lupita Cortez Alcalá as its next Executive Director ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Regents' decision threatens integrity of UC financial aid
Convening at UCSF's Mission Bay campus Thursday afternoon, the UC Board of Regents proposed and passed the UC budget for the 2016-17 academic ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Adams promoted to deputy superintendent at state Department of Education
Tom Adams of Davis has been appointed deputy superintendent of the Instruction and Learning Support Branch at the California Department of Education ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

A Lesson in Isolation: Being Hopi in Higher Education
As an assistant professor at a state school, I have the privilege of working with our Native student populations ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Improving Diversity in Higher Education - Beyond the Moral Imperative
We witnessed a pivotal moment for higher education last week with the resignations of Tim Wolfe, President of the University of Missouri System ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

Half of People Who went to College in the Recession Haven't Graduated
One side effect of the 2007-09 recession was a surge in college attendance ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

U.S. Student-Loan Forgiveness Program Proves Costly
The federal government is preparing to forgive billions of dollars in student loans to doctors and other white-collar Americans ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

Teachers' Attitude Towards Technology
As all our old traditional approaches for education are being enhanced by latest educational technologies, students as well as educators ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

California’s Community Colleges Seek a New Accreditor
The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges voted on Monday to oust the controversial commission that accredits the system's colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

UC tests ways to support year-round study
For most college students, summer is synonymous with academic downtime, a season for putting aside books in favor of part-time jobs ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

Thousands more will get debt relief as Corinthian Colleges investigation expands
Expedited debt relief will be available to tens of thousands of additional former students and graduates of the Corinthian Colleges chain ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

Westwood College to forgive $15M in loans to criminal justice students
There are major developments affecting area students in an investigation of for-profit colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

Higher Education: Westwood College announces closure
Westwood College in Upland is the latest in a string of Inland Empire technical colleges to close ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

For-Profit College Operator EDMC Will Forgive Student Loans
The for-profit college operator Education Management Corporation will forgive loans to about 80,000 former students ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

Laurene Powell Jobs launches college-support program in Watts
Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs and an important player in the funding of hotly debated education reforms in the U.S., is expanding her involvement in Los Angeles schools ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

For-profit college will pay $95.5 million to settle 'boiler room' recruiting case
Federal and state authorities announced a $95.5-million settlement Monday with the nation's second-largest chain of for-profit colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

For-Profit College System Expected to Pay Millions
The nation’s second-largest for-profit college operator, Education Management Corporation, is expected to agree to pay nearly $90 million ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

Students across U.S. march over debt, free public college
Students held demonstrations on university campuses across the United States on Thursday to protest ballooning student loan debt for higher education and rally for tuition-free public colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

BRUCE BARON: Reviving the ‘Promise” in the California Education Master Plan
Even in the California Community Colleges, where the fees are among the lowest in the country, cost is a major reason for students not completing their education ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

California Community College celebrates legislation that expands high school students’ access to college classes
California Community Colleges Board of Governors President Geoffrey L. Baum and Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, on Wednesday celebrated the signing of legislation ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

California Community Colleges Chancellor welcomes new board appointees
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris this week welcomed Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointments of Andrew Campbell and Hasun Khan ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

David Geffen donates $100M to launch school for grades 6-12
UCLA has received a $100 million gift from philanthropist David Geffen, allowing the university to move forward with plans for a new academy ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

University of California proposes a major enrollment expansion
Students applying to the University of California were heartened to hear Tuesday that the university has a new plan to help meet the soaring demand ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

College presidents participate in panel on diversity in higher education
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted a panel on the future of diversity in higher education Wednesday as a part of the University’s week-long campus Diversity Summit ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

SD State to Hire a Dream Coordinator
Undocumented students will see increased support with the impending creation of a Dream coordinator position, according to Vice President of Student Affairs Luoluo Hong ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Assesses Legacy Programs
When Secretary of Education Arne Duncan steps down from his perch in December, he'll bring to a close a seven-year tenure during which he oversaw more change ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

University of California leaders head back to high school
University of California chancellors and other senior leaders will visit high schools across the state over the next few weeks to encourage students to attend college ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Corinthian College students sort through confusion, bureaucracy after company’s fall
Six months after the unprecedented demise of a career-college giant mired in allegations of fraud and deception, thousands of former Corinthian College students are still ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Missions More to Qualify for Student-Loan Modification Program
WASHINGTON - Five million more Americans can join a program to lower student-debt bills, part of a broad campaign by the Obama administration ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Colleges Flex Lobbying Muscle
Lynchburg College President Kenneth Garren was sipping wine at a reception before Virginia's gubernatorial inauguration last year when he spotted a familiar face: Sen. Mark Warner ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Community College programs drive higher incomes
Community college programs in career and technical education especially in health professions lead to significant financial returns ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Timothy P. White: California has two droughts
We face two droughts: one of water and one of bachelor’s-educated citizenry. A case can be made that the San Joaquin Valley ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Governor Brown Announces Appointments
Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke (D-Inglewood) issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s veto of AB 1361: ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Burke Responds to Governor’s Veto of Financial Aid Bill
Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke (D-Inglewood) issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s veto of AB 1361: ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

McCain, Alexander Press Department of Defense to Back off of University of Phoenix, Their Donor
Republican Senators John McCain (AZ), Jeff Flake (AZ), and Lamar Alexander (TN) wrote today to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter calling on him to "reconsider" the Department's decision ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Brice Harris will retire as California community Colleges chancellor next spring
California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris will retire in April, after more than three years leading the sprawling system of 113 colleges and 2.1 million students ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Law could ease textbook costs at California State University and community colleges
Cal State University students and those in community colleges across the state should get a break on textbook costs in the next couple of years, according to proponents of a bill signed Thursday ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Michelle Obama, LeBron James Focus on Higher Education in Akron
AKRON, Ohio - First lady Michelle Obama spent Wednesday in the Buckeye State, joining NBA star LeBron James to talk with kids about the importance of education ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

AIGC and Wells Fargo Partner to Support Native Higher Education
The American Indian Graduate Center, a nonprofit dedicated to improving cultural and economic well-being for individuals and tribes by supporting post-secondary education ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Bill signing rush not always smooth
Lawmakers get to skip town after finishing their work for the legislative year. But for governors and their aides, the work is just beginning ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

For-Profit Colleges Accused of Fraud Still Receive U.S. Funds
When the Obama administration agreed this summer to erase the federal loan debt of some former students at Corinthian Colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

New Federal Program Offers Students Aid for Nontraditional Education
Hoping to offer more alternatives, particularly to low-income students considering substandard for-profit colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Report: California faces 1.1 million shortage of educated workers
While 38 percent of all jobs in California will require a bachelor’s degree or higher in the next 15 years, only about 33 percent of workers ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

LAO Legislative Analyst’s Office: Higher Education Publications, Handouts and Budget Recommendations
At key times during the state’s budget cycle, we post tables containing important information about the education parts of the budget ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Michelle Obama Touts Higher Education
WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama is unveiling a new phase of her initiative encouraging students to continue education after high school ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Napolitano: Transfer pathway is key to UC's success
Speaking at a national conference of community college leaders yesterday (Oct. 15), University of California President Janet Napolitano ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

CI hosts workshop to help high school counselors and professionals navigate Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
High school students who need financial aid will be guided through the application process during a free workshop Saturday, Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at CSU Channel Islands (CI) ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Folsom Lake College opens Rancho Cordova campus
Folsom Lake College will celebrate the grand opening of its new Rancho Cordova Center on Wednesday, Oct. 28, with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Step Down in December
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who shook up education policy from kindergarten to graduate school in his nearly seven years in President Barack Obama’s cabinet. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Wells Fargo Investigated by CFPB over Student Loan Serving
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is investigating Wells Fargo & Co. over its student loan servicing practices, according to people familiar with the matter. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Small Loans, Big Problems
Community colleges are relatively affordable, and their students tend to borrow less than those who attend other types of institutions. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Student Debt is Worse Than You Think
After a series of blockbuster hearings held 25 years ago on abuses in the higher education industry, Congress created a system to protect undergraduates from risky student loans. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

University of Phoenix barred from military bases
The Justice Department and the Department of Education are coordinating on ongoing investigations of the University of Phoenix, a government official said Friday. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

11 tips to help keep your college debt from taking over your life
A rising number of students graduating from college with large student loans are finding they can't buy cars and homes, move up the financial ladder or otherwise improve their lives. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Number of California State University graduates at all time high
The number of students graduating from the California State University schools is at an all time high according to a new report, CSU officials announced Monday. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

University of California still deciding who it will serve: Thomas Elias
The question of who the University of California will be serving when it reaches the third decade of this 21st Century remains one administrators year after year refuse to confront. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Study: Univ. of California schools do the most for low-income students
The New York Times’ Upshot blog this month placed University of California schools at the top of its ranking for colleges that do the most for low-income students. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Colleges may have to return Perkins loan program money
WASHINGTON — About 1,700 colleges and universities could soon be required to return billions of dollars in federal grants. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

How I Made It Ronald Wong helps business and others reach out to people of color
Ronald W. Wong, 49, is the founder and president of Imprenta Communications Group in Pasadena. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

California State University faculty to vote on strike
A threatened strike by California State University faculty could extend to all 23 campuses of the nation's largest public university system if an impasse over raises is not resolved. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Colleges, Corporations Work Together on Inclusion
EVANSTON, Ill. — To make it clear that corporations have put muscle behind their diversity and inclusion initiatives ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

What the ‘campus carry’ law means for higher education
The law allows handguns in university buildings and classrooms, extending the reach of a previous law that allowed handguns on university grounds. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

U.C. Berkeley to start asking incoming freshmen for letters of recommendation
Any student looking to attend the University of California, Berkeley any time soon will have a little more work to do before they end up at the Bay Area campus. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

McGeorge taps well-known grad to lead capital jobs initiative
McGeorge School of Law has hired Sacramento City Councilman Steve Hansen to boost employment opportunities. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Community College enrollment falls from 2008 peak
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Enrollment is falling at California community colleges while some schools struggle to find math instructors. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

California is Showing the Rest of the Country How to Make College Accessible to Everyone
What does it take to deliver a quality education to students from every corner of society? ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Relax, almost everyone is eligible
OK, you’ve worked hard, made the grades you need, scored well on admissions tests and selected a college you want to attend. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Hey, kids, text your way to cheaper college bills
One day in February, a Los Angeles high school student texted a hotline number, worried about paying for college. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Making College More Affordable, One Text at a Time
What's the tiniest change you can think of to create the biggest improvement in someone's well-being? ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Social and Behavioral Sciences Team Annual Report: Texting
The Obama Administration has made significant progress both in using and building evidence to improve government performance and deliver better results at a lower cost for the Nation. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

The College Access Index: A Promise to Critics
This week, we published our second annual College Access Index. It’s a measure of top colleges’ commitment to lower-income students. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Questions Families Need to Ask About Paying for College
When parents and children talk about applying for colleges, they consider all sorts of factors: the school’s prestige, the location, even the food in the dormitories. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Applying for Financial Aid is About to Get Easier
Choosing a college and applying for aid is complicated so much so that many smart, low-income students don’t make it past the initial hurdles. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

CSU CI is among seven minority-serving institutions singled out for national recognition
CSU Channel Islands (CI) among the 2015 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs at Minority-Serving Institutions.” ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Cal State San Marcos raises $50 million in fundraising
SAN MARCOS (CNS) - Cal State San Marcos announced Monday the 25-year-old university is more than halfway toward a $50 million goal in its first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

U.S. Department of Education Awards 60 Million in First in the World Grants to 17 Colleges, Universities and Organizations
As part of the Obama Administration's ambitious agenda to drive innovation and keep a higher education within reach for all Americans. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Introduction: A Different Kind of College Ranking
Two years ago this month, President Barack Obama made a bold promise: Starting with the 2015-16 academic year, his administration would rate every college and university in America. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

UC Berkeley Students Criticize New Security Fence Around Chancellor’s Home
The University of California at Berkeley is putting up a fence around Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ on campus house. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

Three ways community colleges plan to enhance workforce training
A task force with the California Community College system has prepared a list of recommendations to enhance career technical training across its 113 colleges. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

Californians pay for state’s public colleges but increasingly can’t get in
They were once the envy of the world for the access they offered to high-quality education for all students at a low price. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

Cal State system has a major gender diversity problem
Susan Martin, who takes office Tuesday as San Jose State’s interim president, is one of seven women to lead CSU campuses. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

Cal State freshmen can still start school this fall, despite the July exit exam being cancelled
High school seniors who were provisionally admitted to one of the 23 California State University campuses but missed their last chance to take the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) can breathe a sigh of relief. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

CSU Channel Islands President Richard Rush to Retire
President Richard R. Rush of California State University Channel Islands, announced today his intent to retire at the end of the 2015-16 academic year. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

University of California System Spending Big on Money on Salary Boosts
Nothing new here: Officials spend extra taxes on themselves. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

Teens, Technology & Friendships
Video games, social media and mobile phones play an integral role in how teens meet and interact with friends. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

Billions in Pell dollars go to students who never graduate
She was in the second semester of her freshman year at the University of California, Berkeley, when Monica Mata started to worry she might never make it to graduation. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

For-profit colleges recruit vets for cash
Many of the nation's largest for-profit college chains have seen enrollments plummet amid investigations into questionable job placement rates and deceptive marketing practices. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

The All-Work, No-Play Culture of South Korean Education
Students take the annual College Scholastic Ability Test, or college entrance exam, at a high school in Seoul last November. Students face enormous pressure to do well on the test. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15