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Finding a Fit: The Evolution of Student-Centered Financial Aid
Challenges and complexities within the financial aid process have a significant impact on students’ ability to pay for and complete school ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

Trump Administration Formally Ends DAPA, But Says DACA Is Here to Stay For Now
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) late Thursday night announced it would formally put an end to the Obama-era program ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

Alternative System for Registered Apprenticeships
President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that seeks to expand apprenticeships, in part by opening the door to alternative education ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

California Attorney General Responds to U.S. Department of Education Decision to Delay Student Protections
June 15, 2017 - SACRAMENTO – Following the U.S. Department of Education’s decision on Wednesday to block two important rules that protect students defrauded by for-profit colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

New California budget would stop short of ‘debt-free’ college but takes smaller steps on costs
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Three months ago, Democratic legislators unveiled a bold “debt-free college” plan that sought to eliminate the need ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

Hancock Widens Concurrent Program with High Schools
Students will have more opportunities to jump-start their college education without leaving their high-school campuses this fall ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

The college trap ensnaring women and minorities
An unfortunate thing happened on the way to greater diversity on college campuses: As women and minorities enrolled in greater numbers, tuition increases ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

Amy Tong appointed Director and State Chief Information Officer
Governor Jerry Brown appointed Amy Tong as Director of the California Department of Technology (CDT) on June 30, 2016, after she had served as Acting Director ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

UC San Diego and Baja California institutions launch CaliBaja Education Consortium
The University of California San Diego and 13 institutions in Baja California announced the launch of the CaliBaja Education Consortium at the Cross-border Innovation Summit ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

If you’re eligible for CSU, you’ll be guaranteed a slot under California budget deal
More than 30,000 students who meet California State University admissions requirements are turned away each year because there is no space for them in the system’s ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

Reset of Rules Aimed at For-Profits Begins
The U.S. Department of Education is hitting pause on two of the Obama administration's primary rules aimed at reining in for-profit colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

California community colleges offer crisis text line to students
A crisis text line that will allow students to text for free, confidential help has been established for students of California’s 113 community colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17


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California community colleges try to boost graduation rates
At Mt. San Antonio College near Los Angeles, professors and counselors spent a recent morning holed up in a windowless conference room, armed with copies of the course catalog ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

California community colleges try to boost graduation rates
At Mt. San Antonio College near Los Angeles, professors and counselors spent a recent morning holed up in a windowless conference room, armed with copies of the course catalog ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

1 in 5 CSU students graduate in four years
SACRAMENTO — Just 21 percent of the students who enrolled at a California State University campus in 2012 graduated in four years ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

Feds: $12 million ID theft scam used personal info bought online, acquired from FAFSA website
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two people were indicted on federal charges related to a $12 million scam in which they stole identities in order to file fake tax returns ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

State senate approves bill expanding 4-year degrees at community colleges
State legislation that would expand and extend a pilot program allowing a limited number of California community colleges to offer a bachelor’s degree ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

California Department of Education releases CA Schools mobile app
Do you want to know how schools in your neighborhood perform on standardized tests? Now there’s an app for that ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

Koch Foundation Officer, a Critic of Title IX Guidance, Will Join Education Dept
Adam Kissel, a senior program officer at the Charles Koch Foundation, was tapped on Monday to serve as deputy assistant secretary for higher-education programs ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

Textbooks and Supplies Rank as Most Surprising College Costs, Finds College Ave Student Loans Social Media Poll
WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For college-bound high school graduates and their parents who are planning for college tuition and expenses ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

California’s Public Universities Are Failing to Produce Enough College Graduates, Study Finds
"Only 43 percent of California's 2015 high school graduates were eligible for the state's public universities, one of the factors that contributed to the 'F' ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

Betsy DeVos: It Is Not the Education Department’s Job to Protect LGBTQ Students
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday that her agency would not give federal funds to private schools that defy federal antidiscrimination laws ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

UC Merced pricier than UCLA? The surprising cost to live on campus
This fall, as crazy as it sounds, it will be more expensive to live on campus at UC Riverside than at UCLA ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

Double-Edged Sword of Dual Enrollment
For community colleges, high school students are a growing population to serve, but some fear a lack of financial base for the programs ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

College Students Now Receiving Text Message Reminders to Show Up
Incoming college students are melting every summer, and it has nothing to do with the heat ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

California call to undocumented students: It’s safe to apply for financial aid
California lawmakers and educators are encouraging undocumented students to apply for state financial aid ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

California Community Colleges Urging Dreamers to Apply for Financial Aid
The California Community College System is using an online video to remind Dream Act students they're eligible for financial aid ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

Calif.’s 2-Year System Hires Former Obama Official
California's community college system said Friday that it has hired Ajita Talwalker Menon as a special adviser to the system's chancellor, Eloy Ortiz Oakley ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

Most private colleges take very few transfers. At USC, about 1,500 get a spot each year
Javier Garcia sat at a welcome dinner the evening of move-in day at USC, shoulders straight, shirt tucked, hands folded over a notebook filled with questions ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

Buscan que ‘Dreamers’ aprovechen los recursos para donder ingresar a education superior
Mediante una campaña, autoridades escolares buscan informar a los ‘Dreamers’ de los beneficios para a educación superior ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

College Students Now Receiving Text Message Reminders to Show Up
Incoming college students are melting every summer, and it has nothing to do with the heat ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

When Colleges Dangle Money to Lure Students Who Ignored Them
In the minds of parents and teenagers going through the college application process, May 1 is a magic date ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Navigating Our Shameful, Maddeningly Complex Student Aid System
This month, the federal government switched off a tool that student financial aid applicants used to import their tax data into forms ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Federal Student Aid Boss Runcie Resigns
James Runcie, who led the Office of Federal Student Aid for the past seven years as chief operating officer, abruptly resigned from his position ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Federal student aid chief quits, warning of management issues under DeVos
The Education Department’s top student financial aid officer, a holdover from the Obama administration, quit the position Tuesday night ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Top Education Dept. official resigns after clash with DeVos
James Runcie, head of the agency's student aid office, submitted his resignation Tuesday night, effective immediately ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Making room for poor kids at rich schools
A new study shows selective colleges could bring in many more talented low-income students. So why don't they? ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

The 20% Solution: Selective Colleges Can Afford to Admit More Pell Grant Recipients
A majority of Pell Grant recipients attend open-access colleges with low graduation rates (49%) even though thousands are qualified to attend selective colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

7 things you need to know about how Trump’s budget would affect schools in California and nationwide
President Trump’s budget proposal, released Tuesday, seeks to cut education funding by $9.2 billion overall ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

California lawmakers move to take control of UC president’s budget
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are proposing a change to the state Constitution and a new budget measure that would help them wrest control of spending by University of California ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Federal Tax Credits Poised to Make a Big Education Impact
Federal tax credits may not be public education's death star, but a large asteroid is headed our way and not enough people are gauging its impact ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

California would lose $400 million in federal K-12 education funding under Trump budget
Programs run by the U.S. Department of Education, which distributes funding for numerous programs to all states, would be cut by $9 billion ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Angst Over Middle-Class Aid
Several states are taking a hard look at high-profile student financial aid programs as they debate their budget priorities ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Starbucks College Achievement Plan
In a first of its kind collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU), we’re offering all part- and full-time benefits eligible U.S. partners full tuition coverage ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

California colleges welcome revived federal Pell grants for summer school
California’s colleges and universities are celebrating what many describe as a happy surprise ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice
Funding for college work-study programs would be cut in half, public-service loan forgiveness would end and hundreds of millions of dollars ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Trump May End Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness
According to The Washington Post, which reviewed draft budget documents prepared by the Trump administration, federal education initiatives may be cut by $10.6 billion ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

The Growth of Cal Grants
The Cal Grant program is the primary program for providing tuition assistance and financial aid to California’s college students ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Betsy DeVos hits hard reset on student loan servicing contracts
The Education Department said Friday that it will select one company to collect student debt payments on its behalf ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Opinion: Student Debt’s Grip on the Economy
After decades of rising college costs and tepid income growth, student debt has become a drag on graduates’ hopes and a threat to economic growth ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Closer look at $175 million UC hid from the public
News that thousands of students at the University of California often go hungry because they can’t afford meals prompted a generous promise last summer ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Free Tuition? Tennessee Could Tutor New York
SMYRNA, Tenn. — A high school assembly changed Nicole-Lynn Riel’s life. In the fall of 2014, as Ms. Riel, a senior, was applying for jobs ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

It’s time to reform the financial arm of the education department report says
Minimal transparency and oversight of the Education Department’s financial arm has allowed a unit responsible for $1.1 trillion in federal loans and grants to operate with little accountability ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Budget plan withholds $50 million from UC pending audit compliance and fully funds Cal Grants at private colleges
Gov. Jerry Brown wants to hold back $50 million from University of California funding until the university system corrects what a recent state audit has alleged ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

FAFSA Tax Info Transfer Tool Down Until October
A tool that makes it easier for students to apply for federal financial aid won't be back up until Oct. 1, 2017 ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

Details of FAFSA data breach revealed in House testimony
The details of a recent data breach affecting 100,000 taxpayers were revealed in testimony before the House of Representatives ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

State of Vermont FAFSA Challenge
WINOOSKI– The senior class at Proctor Junior/Senior High School will have some extra cash to celebrate their high school graduation this year ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

California assembly members introduce bills to address student hunger
Two new bills were introduced this year in the California State Assembly, both of which aim to alleviate the issue of food insecurity ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

California’s new effort to fix remedial education
Last week more than 100 City University of New York faculty members, staffers and administrators gathered for a conference in Manhattan ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

California community college offers scholarships to transgender students
A community college in Southern California has announced that it will provide scholarships to either transgender students or students ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

Faculty Votes No Confidence in President of Cal State San Bernardino
Following a heated debate on Tuesday, the Faculty Senate at California State University at San Bernardino voted no confidence in the institution’s president ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

Federal Tax Credits Poised to Make a Big Education Impact
Federal tax credits may not be public education's death star, but a large asteroid is headed our way and not enough people are gauging its impact ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

Trump administration welcomes back student debt collectors fired by Obama
A pair of private collection agencies fired by the Obama administration have accepted the Education Department’s offer of new contracts to recoup past-due ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

A Plan to Kill High School Transcripts…and Transform College Admissions
More than 100 elite private high schools aim to replace traditional transcripts with competency-based, nonstandardized documents ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

For-Profit Task Force No More
In the midst of a push late in the Obama administration to crack down on abuses by for-profit colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

Emails raise questions about Napolitano’s testimony on audit
The office of University of California President Janet Napolitano directed administrators at UC campuses to reveal their confidential responses ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

The $1.9 Trillion Global Higher Ed Market
Like you, I’m trying to make sense of 2U’s acquisition of GetSmarter. You are trying to make sense of this acquisition, right? ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

Some schools asked parents for Social Security numbers. Now schools are on state’s radar
Some central San Joaquin Valley school districts have been flagged in a complaint to the California Attorney General’s Office for requiring proof of a Social Security ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

Report praises UC for enrolling low-income students; criticizes other elite universities
A new national report praised University of California campuses and the University of Southern California for enrolling large numbers of low-income students who ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

Life in College After a Life in Foster Care
OAKLAND, Calif. — Being an extrovert is a double-edged sword. I can speak confidently in my college classes and in front of large groups ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

The Unheralded Mettle of For-Profit College Students
What leads more than 7 percent of the nation’s college students to enroll at for-profit institutions? ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces New Flexibilities for FAFSA Filers Impacted by IRS DRT Suspension
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced new flexibilities available to institutions to use for verification of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA ®) information ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-28-17

6 figure salary considered low income for Bay Area families
BAY AREA (KTVU) - The federal government came up with new numbers on what qualifies as low income in the Bay Area ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-28-17

I Can Afford College Telenovela Episode 3
Telenovela Episode 3 "I Can Afford College" ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-28-17

University of California administration is paying excessive salaries and mishandling funds, state audit says
Ashley Hardin dreamed of being a professional photographer — glamorous shoots, perhaps some exotic travel ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-28-17

Loans ‘Designed to Fail’: States Say Navient Preyed on Students
Ashley Hardin dreamed of being a professional photographer — glamorous shoots, perhaps some exotic travel ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-28-17

Community colleges changing career training for future jobs
Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders recently approved a plan to repair our state’s aging roads and bridges bringing economic and workforce issues ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-28-17

CCSF eligible for federal grants after recording highest-ever ratio of Latino students
A quarter of students at City College of San Francisco are Latino this school year for the first time ever, opening the door to federal grants ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-28-17

At some colleges that recruit veterans and their GI Bill money, none graduate
SAN DIEGO — In the main room of a onetime fraternity house at the edge of San Diego State University ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-28-17

1 in 9 children in California schools have an undocumented parent
Posing significant challenges for educators, about 1 in 8 students in California schools has at least one parent who is undocumented ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-28-17

Tennessee makes college free for ‘older adults’
The state House passed a bill that would fund two years of community college or technical school for "older adults" for free ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

Smartphones can deliver vital public services
Representative Jason Chaffetz recently compared the decision to purchase health insurance as a tradeoff with buying an iPhone ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

DeVos undoes Obama student loan protections; defaults expected to rise
(Bloomberg) -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday rolled back an Obama administration attempt to reform how student loan servicers collect debt ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

The (Temporary?) U.S. Education Team
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the hiring of nine senior staff members Wednesday ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

California's high school graduation rate improves for 7th straight year, but ethnic gaps remain
California’s high school graduation rate increased to 83.2 percent for the class of 2016, with gains for nearly all ethnic groups though gaps persist, according to statistics ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

New York Adopts Free Tuition
In what proponents are calling a historic move, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders announced a deal Saturday ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

U of Phoenix-HBCU Partnership Expands
South Carolina State University is the latest historically black institution to align with the University of Phoenix to expand its online education offerings ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

Colleges Could Start Using “Adversity Index”
In an effort to admit more students who hail from some of the nation’s most socio-economically challenged neighborhoods and high schools, colleges and universities ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

Governor Cuomo Announces First-in-the-Nation Excelsior Scholarship Program Will Provide Tuition-Free College to Middle-Class Families
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Excelsior Scholarship, a first-of-its-kind in the nation program ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

With Bernie Sanders at His Side, Governor Cuomo Proposes Free Tuition at State Schools for Certain Students
New York will be the only state in the country to offer universal public college tuition coverage for working- and middle-class residents ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

New York Becomes Only State to Offer Free Four-Year College
New York will be the only state in the country to offer universal public college tuition coverage for working- and middle-class residents ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

The power of one: New research shows black students see big benefits from a single black teacher
New research shows that years after having even one black teacher in elementary school, black students experience major benefits ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

Up to 100,000 Taxpayers Compromised in FAFSA Tool Breach, I.R.S. Says
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service said on Thursday that the personal data of as many as 100,000 taxpayers could have been compromised ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Everybody in Washington Agrees That This is a Problem. So Why Won’t They Fix It?
Despite worsening political divisions on other issues, here's one thing lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree on ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Update: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Federal Student Aid (FSA) Statement on IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT)
To protect sensitive taxpayer data, the IRS and FSA announced today the Data Retrieval Tool on fafsa.gov and StudentLoans.gov will be unavailable until extra security protections can be added ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Conference to examine future of higher education
The Future of Higher Education: Creating Opportunity, Assessing Value,” an all-day conference at the University of California, Berkeley, on Friday, April 7 ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Project encourages first-generation faculty to share their stories
About 40 percent of UC Davis undergraduates have staked their claims to be in the first generation of their families to earn four-year university degrees ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Propose Cut in Financial Could be Catastrophic
Louis Tse, 27, lived in his car to save money while completing his doctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

College is so expensive, this 27-year-old rocket scientist created a homeless shelter for students
Louis Tse, 27, lived in his car to save money while completing his doctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Online (Slowly) Rising
While struggling for-profit institutions are scaling back their online programs, public and private nonprofit colleges and universities are adding online courses ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

What does college affordability really look like?
The sticker price of some universities can easily deter students, but new research argues that affordability is a far more nuanced matter than just the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Digital divide persists even as lower-income Americans make gains in tech adoption
Nearly 30 years after the debut of the World Wide Web, internet use, broadband adoption and smartphone ownership have grown rapidly for all Americans ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Westech College abruptly shuts down, leaving students scrambling for refunds and answers
The abrupt closure of Westech College in Southern California marks the latest in a string of failed for-profit trade schools ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

The FAFSA Just Became a Bigger Headache for Students
A government tool built to make it easier for students to access financial aid and debt relief was recently taken offline ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

The FAFSA’s Midterm Grade
When Marie Groark, the executive director of the Get Schooled Foundation, contacted the California Student Aid Commission in January ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

University of California Foreign Applications Drop Sharply
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Applications from international students to the University of California have fallen for the first time in 12 years ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

California 'student success' initiative slow to increase community college completion rates
California has seen no substantial increases in community college completion rates despite passing a much-anticipated reform law and spending nearly ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Florida Memorial University gains from California partnership
Miami Gardens-based Florida Memorial University has been reaping the benefits of a partnership established less than 10 months ago ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Degrees Lead on Wages
While some states and colleges are focused on boosting certificates as a way to increase workforce development, associate degrees ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

4 Student Aid Experiments Will End
The Department of Education will end four experimental initiatives launched under the Obama administration granting participating institutions a waiver ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Bill simplifies FAFSA, widens aid eligibility
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, introduced a bill that would simplify the financial aid application process and broaden students’ eligibility ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

Navigating Our Shameful, Maddeningly Complex Student Aid System
This month, the federal government switched off a tool that student financial aid applicants used to import their tax data into forms ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

Google Commits $50 million to Help Close the Education Gap
The philanthropic arm of Google, Google.org, has committed $50 million to support education technology initiatives over the next two years ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

California Lawmakers Move to Rid UC/CSU Students of Overwhelming Debt
In the effort to fight ever increasing student debt, a proposal in the state assembly would shake up how a lot of financial aid money is used ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

8th Annual Latino Education and Advocacy Days Summit Includes High-Ranking Officials
SAN BERNARDINO, Ca — High-ranking state officials and the chief consul of Mexico in San Bernardino will deliver keynote addresses at the 8th annual Latino Education and Advocacy Days Summit (LEAD VIII) at Cal State San Bernardino on Thursday, March 30, with the focus on “Sin Fronteras — Education Beyond Borders.” ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

California boosts efforts to stamp-out hunger on campus
MARCH 21, 2017 CHICO, CALIF. —Anthony Hiseley was determined to stay in college without turning to his family for support ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

UC is moving forward with Mexican initiative, regardless of Trump actions
University of California President Janet Napolitano is headed to Mexico next week to reassure leaders there that the public research university remains committed to academic collaboration ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

Cal State trustees approve controversial tuition hike
Ater a heated morning of debate and impassioned statements from students, professors and lawmakers, the California State University Board of Trustees ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

California floats college aid plan covering non-tuition, living expenses
California lawmakers are pushing what could be the most comprehensive college aid program in the country ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

Degrees Not Debt: California’s Plan to Eliminate Student Loan Debt
California Democratic lawmakers have submitted a proposal Monday, called the Degrees Not Debt program ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

Elizabeth Warren questions the hiring of for-profit-college officials at the Education Department
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is asking Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to explain the hiring of two officials with ties to the for-profit-college industry ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

Trump administration rolls back protections for people in default on student loans
Days after a report on federal student loans revealed a double-digit rise in defaults, President Trump’s administration revoked federal guidance ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

California Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance approves higher education plan
The California Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance approved the “Degrees Not Debt” budget plan Tuesday designed to make higher education in California ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

As New York’s free college tuition debate heats up, experts weigh in on whether a flawed tuition bill is worth passing
The the state budget deadline approaching, it’s not yet clear whether New York state will make a historic investment in tuition-free college — but it is almost certain that ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

Cuomo’s ‘free college’ plan? Not so fast, governor
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Wagner College and St. John's University strongly support scholarships and other initiatives that put college degrees within reach of more New Yorkers ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

Protecting Pell? Critics Say Budget Wouldn’t
The document outlining the Trump administration's first budget, released in a bare-bones outline Thursday, states that the White House plan "safeguards" the Pell Grant ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

Work-Study Worries
Many experts on the program agree it needs changing with a greater emphasis on low-income students. But few agree that the large cut being sought by the Trump administration will help ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

Study: Half or more of community college students struggle to afford food, housing
Two-thirds of students at American community colleges struggle to pay for food and half to find a stable place to live, according to a new survey billed as the biggest ever ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

California’s Plan to Eliminate Student Debt
While a national policy on higher education has yet to be decided, it’s clear where California stands. On Monday, the state’s Democrats released a financial-aid plan ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

Could California Offer Debt-Free College?
But the cost of attending UC schools has tripled in 20 years, during which time the flow of state tax dollars to higher education has slowed ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

California Lawmakers Move to Rid UC/CSU Students of Overwhelming Debt
In the effort to fight ever increasing student debt, a proposal in the state assembly would shake up how a lot of financial aid money is used ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

California Democrats will unveil a sweeping financial aid plan to help students avoid debt
Seizing on growing concerns over college affordability, California lawmakers proposed what would be the most generous college aid plan in the nation Monday ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

Opening the Door to College Aid
Six Communities Come Together to Apply Continuous Improvement Tools and Strategies to Increase Federal Student Aid Applications ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

More Undocumented College Students Apply for Financial aid; Campaign Pays Off
Due to President Donald Trump's orders on immigration enforcement, many undocumented students have hesitated to reach out for financial assistance ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

When a Few Bucks Can Get Students to the Finish Line
Kalif Robinson is a star at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He’s a straight-A senior, majoring in economics and minoring in Arabic ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

Why the Middle Class Scholarship could get cut this year
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — Some of the only state money available to incoming college students could get cut under Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Financial Aid Helps Low-Income Students Graduate
A new report from the Association of Community College Trustees, the California Community Colleges' Chancellors Office and the Institute for College Access & Success ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

ANOTHER VIEW: Middle Class Help Worth Fight
The recently enacted Middle Class Scholarship was put in place by the Legislature to soften the growing burden of tuition costs for working middle class families ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

The Opportunities—and Pitfalls—of the New Fafsa Timing
The earlier Fafsa timetable could alter the way colleges and families approach the decision process ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Compton Community College regains local control after years of oversight
The Compton Community College District, which has been managed by a state-appointed special trustee since it lost its accreditation ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Student Loan Facts They Wish They Had Known
The problem with a lot of the advice that teenagers and their families get about higher education debt is that it’s totally, utterly bloodless ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Rep. Hunter Wants to Withhold Student Aid From Sanctuary Campuses – Can He Do That?
A bill from Congressman Duncan Hunter, R–Alpine, would prohibit sanctuary universities from receiving federal student aid ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Get Schooled Names one of Fast Company’s 2017 Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Gaming
Fast Company just named Get Schooled to its 2017 50 Most Innovative Companies list, with a special Top 10 in Gaming distinction ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

The Parachute Generation
When I first met Yang Jinkai, two days before he boarded a plane for America, the smog hanging over his industrial home city, Shenyang, had turned the sun into a ghostly orb ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

California DREAM Act Applications Decrease 64 Percent - College Greenlight
Applications for the California DREAM Act have plummeted by 64 percent in the 2017-2018 school year ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Could Trump Cut Berkeley’s Funds?
The news out of the University of California, Berkeley, Wednesday night stunned many. A lecture by Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Loss of federal program could more than triple AP exam fee for some students
Some low-income students in California could face a steep fee increase for Advanced Placement exams this spring following the elimination of a federal subsidy ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

ESSA: Mapping opportunities for the arts
This special report highlights the ways that states and districts can engage the arts in the ongoing work of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Promise Too Costly?
As Oregon faces budget shortfalls and an education sector eager to hold onto the money it has, a dispute has emerged about the future of the state’s free community college program ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Measuring the Effectiveness of My Brother’s Keeper
The Obama administration's ambitious program targeted at Black and Latino males has seen some success but the jury's still out on its overall impact ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Middle-Class Scholarship Under Fire
In his annual budget proposal, Gov. Brown proposed the phasing out of the middle-class scholarship, which serves students whose parents’ annual income falls short of $156,000 ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

University of California Regents meet, approve first tuition raise in six years
The Regents of the University of California (UC) met at UC San Francisco at Mission Bay on Jan. 25 and 26, approving the first tuition increase for the UC system in six years ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

California State University to vote on tuition hike in March
California State University's governing board said Tuesday it will vote in March whether to raise tuition for the first time in six years at its 23 campuses ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

Student aid options for unauthorized immigrants in California
UC Riverside student Mitzie Perez sued Wells Fargo last week for denying her a private student loan because she is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

Janet Nguyen announces financial aid application assistance
With the deadline to apply for financial aid fast approaching, Senator Janet Nguyen would like to remind students that applications for federal and state financial aid programs ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

Jerry Brown propone acabar con las becas a estudiantes de clase media
Cuando hizo públicos los presupuestos del estado para los próximos dos años fiscales el pasado 9 de enero, el gobernador Jerry Brown ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

Why Almost Everybody Should Apply for College Financial Aid
It pays to fill out Fafsa even if you think your income is too high ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

Debt-Free College Could Cost California $3.3B: Study
Making higher education more affordable and eliminating student debt could cost $3.3 billion annually ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

AMCAL Starts Construction on 750-bed Student Housing Community at California State University
SACRAMENTO, CA - AMCAL Equities announced that it closed financing and started construction on The Crossings—a new 225-unit, student housing community ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

Creating a Safe Space for California Dreamers
The University of California, Merced, rises apparition-like out of a landscape of cow pastures, cotton fields and grasslands ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

CSU Graduation Initiative 2025
The California Dream Loan Program provides eligible AB540 students with the option to borrow loans to help cover the cost of attending a California State University ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

Walking Forward in Uncertain Times
I spent Thursday morning at the Cathedral in Downtown L.A., listening to counselors from high schools, colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

Gov. Jerry Brown to get additional treatment for prostate cancer
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown will undergo additional treatment for prostate cancer, which was first diagnosed in 2012, his office announced Saturday ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

Cutting middle class scholarship could hit Southern California hard
A proposal by Governor Jerry Brown to phase out funding for the Middle Class Scholarship could affect more than 46,000 students statewide ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

Behind the Dizzying Student Loan Game Navient Allegedly Played
The U.S. government’s $1.3 trillion student loan program has a dizzying array of repayment plans that can overwhelm borrowers ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

West Contra Costa school district report offers solutions for African-American achievement gap
RICHMOND — Poor academic outcomes for black students in the West Contra Costa Unified School District, one of the lowest-performing districts in the state ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

If Brown phases out college scholarships for middle-class students, stressed parents wonder: ‘How are we going to make this work?’
Jill Cohen-Sandler tosses and turns at night, her mind filled with anxiety over how she and her husband will pay for their daughter to attend the University of California ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

Why Cal State L.A. turns most low-income students into top earners
January 24, 2017 —In many ways, George Pla is the embodiment of the American dream ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

2017-18 California Budget Update: How to Protect Low-Income Student Financial Aid
California Governor Jerry Brown last week released his proposed 2017-18 California state budget, which includes a proposal to phase out the Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) program ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

Why college loans are the worst debt
As long as I can remember, savants in personal finance had one iron-clad guideline about debt: Know the difference between “good” debt and “bad” debt ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

Our Diversity: DREAM of higher education
When you do this, you're changing the history of your family, ...;" the volunteer tells the high school girl in a video chronicling the Steps to College fair for Latinos ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

5 Education Stories to Watch in 2017
Every year for the past few years, I've dusted off my crystal ball and offered a few predictions for the new year ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

Cuomo Proposes Free Tuition at New York State Colleges for Eligible Students
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo seized on a potent issue that energized younger Democrats during the presidential race ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

College costs rising faster than financial aid, report says
Colleges are putting the brakes on hefty price increases, but tuition and fees are still rising at a faster rate than the financial aid ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

Fearing Trump, California drops undocumented health insurance request
California has withdrawn its request to the federal government for permission to allow undocumented people to obtain health insurance from the state exchange ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

California Community College Planning to Offer Legal Cannabis Course
California’s City College of San Francisco is partnering with the United Food and Commercial Workers union and Oakland-based Oaksterdam University to develop a new course aimed at the legal cannabis industry ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

Unlocking the Door to College Financial Aid
For many students, one of the biggest obstacles to attending college boils down to paperwork ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

Feds sue student loan firm for misleading borrowers
HANOVER TWP. — The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday filed suit in Scranton alleging the Navient Corp. “systematically deterred” student loan borrowers from ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

Don't Fall for This Sophisticated Gmail Phishing Scam
Heads up, Gmail users: a new phishing attack is making the rounds and it's fooling even technically-savvy, security-conscious users ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

Janet Napolitano Hospitalized for Cancer Treatment
Janet Napolitano, the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and current president of the University of California, has been hospitalized for cancer treatment ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

How much do for-profit colleges rely on federal funds?
The outgoing Obama administration placed for-profit colleges under a great deal of scrutiny ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

Jerry Brown’s budget probably understates California revenue, analyst says
Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget for the year beginning July 1 probably understates California income tax collections by billions of dollars ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

Poll Shows Support Across the Aisle for State Free College Programs
A majority of Americans, regardless of political affiliation, support state programs that would make college tuition-free ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

UC hires first system Title IX coordinator
The University of California today (Jan. 12) announced the appointment of Kathleen Salvaty to fill the new position of systemwide Title IX coordinator ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

California community college wins accreditation battle
After five years of punitive attacks from a rogue accreditor, City College of San Francisco is finally in the clear ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

Text Your Way to College
Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors make bad choices about where — or whether — to go to college ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

Counseling leader says many students unserved; urges early start to college planning
This has been a busy season for Eric Blanco, a high school counselor at Ernest Righetti High School, his own alma mater in Santa Maria ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

Brown proposes more higher ed funding, but phasing out the middle class scholarships
Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2017-18 budget proposals for higher education continue his campaign for more efficiency and access at California’s public college and universities ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

Hindu community urges California schools to recognize Diwali holiday
The Hindu community is hoping that schools throughout California will take action to declare an official holiday on Diwali ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

Average college degree pays off by age 34
It takes an average of 12 years to recoup the cost of getting your Bachelor's degree, according to a new report from The College Board ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

College Education Linked to Higher Pay, Job Security, Healthier Behaviors and More Civic Involvement: New College Board Report
Individuals with higher education levels earn more, pay more taxes, and are more likely than others to be employed and to have job benefits such as retirement and health insurance ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

Union strike planned at 10 University of California campuses
Statewide strike is planned at all University of California campuses, the Teamsters Local 2010 union announced Friday in a statement ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

Effects of food and housing insecurities on community college students illuminated by CCEAL report
A new study by the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) at San Diego State University found that approximately one-third ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

College creates career center dedicated to helping career technical education students
A broken-down car or unreliable childcare can make the difference between completing a certificate program and getting a good job or continuing the cycle ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

An American fault line: High school-only grads left behind
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

Why 'Dreamers' at UC should feel very lucky
When María Blanco took a new job at the end of 2014, no one knew that a billionaire reality TV star would launch a long-shot presidential bid by disparaging Mexican Americans ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

Dear Betsy
The record of Betsy DeVos as an activist and advocate on K-12 education has been picked over for more than a month ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

Despite immigration policy, higher ed leaders stand with Dreamers
Few things are more important to the future of California than increasing the number of college Graduates ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-09-17

Transfer Students Deserve Better Road Maps
The challenges that face community-college students who want a four-year degree are well documented ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-09-17

Meet the educators trying to fix California’s ‘broken’ remedial education system
Like thousands of other students at West L.A. College in Culver City, Isaac Elimimian had to take a test to help determine if he was ready to do college level work ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-09-17

CSU signs deal to record, broadcast classroom lectures
Instead of taking notes during class, college students at the nearly two dozen campuses in the California State University system ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-09-17

Education Partnership Providing Pipeline for Success in Los Angeles
An innovative partnership on the east side of Los Angeles, which brings together California State, Los Angeles; East Los Angeles Community College ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-09-17

Education issues to watch in 2017 – and predictions of what to expect
The first week in January is like the first day of spring training: Everyone’s an expert on predicting what Gov. Jerry Brown will sign ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-09-17

With Gonzalez-Fletcher nuptials, a San Diego power couple make it official
Most guests arrived at the downtowm San Diego hotel believing they were attendindg a 40th birthday party for Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-09-17

Univision’s latest drama is behind the scenes: It’s losing young Latino viewers to the competition
Spanish-language television giant Univision Communications long has towered over its rivals ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-09-17

Debate underway on CSU & UC tuition increase proposals: students proteting
Early skirmishes have begun already on tentative proposals to increase tuition at California’s two massive public university systems ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-09-17

Database shows FAFSA application totals
State education chief Tom Torlakson on Wednesday urged school districts to declare themselves “safe havens” that avoid seeking the immigration ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-03-17

California schools chief wants districts to ignore immigration status as ‘safe havens’
State education chief Tom Torlakson on Wednesday urged school districts to declare themselves “safe havens” that avoid seeking the immigration ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-03-17

States Beef Up School Counseling Corps
Several states are making investments to build their corps of school counselors in the wake of mounting, quantifiable evidence that counseling support ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-03-17

State awards $20 million in grants to help more school employees become teachers
Twenty-five California school districts and county offices of education will share $20 million in state grants to help their support staff earn teaching credentials ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-03-17

DeVry University students to benefit from $100 million FTC settlement
For the third time in two years, a large for-profit college has faced charges of defrauding its students ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-03-17

Where have California’s black college students gone?
Since graduating from Sacramento's Sheldon High School in May, the 18-year-old has been working and weighing the options for continuing his education. ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-03-17

Border Patrol figures show huge drop in Mexicans illegally crossing into California
Enough people were caught trying to illegally cross the border from Mexico to California in 1996 to outnumber the population of the city of Sacramento ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-03-17

Column: Another university flunks the free-speech test
Universities love to portray themselves as havens of open discourse. Lately, however, some have shown themselves to be pusillanimous weaklings ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-03-17

Survey: Millennials Want More Student Loan Assistance, Benefits From Employers
Millennial employees are increasingly looking to their employers for help managing their student loan debt ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-03-17

Responding to Trump, LA creates $10 million legal defense fund for immigrants facing deportation
Los Angeles city and county leaders on Monday unveiled a $10-million fund to provide legal assistance for residents facing deportation ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Record Number Apply to University of CA, Latinos are Highest Share
A record number of young people applied to the competitive University of California system, with Latinos seeing the largest share of applicants ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Colleges are still cutting deals with wall street to peddle debit cards to students
Banks are still peddling accounts riddled with fees to college students, taking advantage of a loophole in regulations meant to ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

HUD Helping Students in Public Housing with FAFSA
Students in public housing in nine cities are set to get “education navigators” to help them fill out the often onerous form known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

These UCs accepted the most students from San Francisco public high schools
The University of California released its admissions data for the fall 2015 term and revealed which UC campuses accepted the most students ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Feds resolved nearly 100 civil rights complaints in California schools in 2016
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights said it resolved nearly 100 allegations of civil rights violations ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Looking for Low-Income Students
A new effort to enroll low- and moderate-income undergraduates at colleges and universities with high graduation rates ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

For Middle Income College Students a Rising Dilemma
Many are too poor to write a check for college, but too rich to qualify for aid. With a federal solution looking unlikely, states like California ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

For Middle Income College Students a Rising Dilemma
Many are too poor to write a check for college, but too rich to qualify for aid. With a federal solution looking unlikely, states like California ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Most high school students aren’t applying for financial aid, study says
On average, less than half of high school students actually complete their financial aid forms, which means they could be losing out on money for college ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Growth of career programs emphasizing hands-on learning offers students new opportunities
Angelica Verde, a senior at Tustin High in Orange County, spent last summer immersed in her dream internship, shadowing engineers ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Each GPA point dropped in high school cuts a student’s chances of graduating from college by 50%
Exactly how much does a student’s performance in high school affect his or her later chances of success? ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Report: A third of community college students face housing challenge
Since learning in September that they’d won a $10 million grant to create an innovative “school of the future,” Vista High School educators ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

New Version Proposal to Regulate Endowments
Representative Tom Reed has announced a new version of his plan to regulate endowments and push colleges to provide more student aid ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Grads’ Earnings Can Contribute to Community College Decisions
Students interested in a career training program now have more information in making that educational investment decision ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Final rules for k-12 standardized testing released
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to reduce test-taking in America's classrooms, the Obama administration released final rules Wednesday ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Simi man continues service on student aid commission
William Gregory Sawyer, vice president of student affairs at California State University Channel Islands since 2002, has been reappointed by Gov. Jerry Brown ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Cal-SOAP Honoring Bob Keatinge
At the end of the 2015-2016 School year, Bob Keatinge announced he would be retiring and stepping down from the Cal-SOAP Governing Board ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Bob Keatinge Honored for 32 Years of Commitment to Santa Barbara Cal-SOAP
The Santa Barbara California Student Opportunities and Access Program (Cal-SOAP), a program that helps underserved and underrepresented students ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

California Leaders Prepare to Fight Trump Administration
California’s most powerful elected officials are looking for ways to block President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican Congress ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Thomas Sowell Calls Diversity in Higher Ed a Fraud
The great Thomas Sowell has written a new column which focuses on diversity in higher education as a meaningless buzz word ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

‘End of an era’: Field Poll closes after 70 years
SACRAMENTO — After nearly 70 years of tracking public opinion on elections, the Field Poll is closing ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Californians rate public colleges highly and back giving them more state dollars, survey shows
Most Californians give high marks to their public universities and colleges but worry they are too expensive ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

State court upholds UC tuition, aid for immigrants here illegally
A state appeals court says the University of California Board of Regents acted legally in allowing unauthorized immigrants living in the state to pay the same tuition levels as other residents ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Community objects to San Diego schools’ new approach for immigrant students
Justin Mandich, a junior environmental science student, shops for pasta sauce, noodles and breakfast food earlier this month at the Food Pantry at UC Berkeley’s MLK Student Union ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Homework, but no home: How Bay Area housing costs effect some UC Berkeley students
Justin Mandich, a junior environmental science student, shops for pasta sauce, noodles and breakfast food earlier this month at the Food Pantry at UC Berkeley’s MLK Student Union ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Homeless U: First Shelter Just for College Students Opens Its Doors
When James de la Nueve got in a fight with his dad last summer and got kicked out of the house, he found himself living on the streets of Los Angeles ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

If feds try to ID deportable immigrants using Cal data, state will block access
Ever since Maribel Solache began teaching her own version of driver's ed in Spanish two years ago, the classes—held around San Diego County —have been jammed ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Profane email prompts probe of California Department of Education worker
California education officials said Tuesday that they are investigating a staff member for allegedly sending inappropriate emails ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

California’s new Legislature has biggest gender gap in quarter century
The new Legislature will have fewer female lawmakers than any since the early 1990s ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Sen. Marty Block appointed to Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board
Marty Block, a state senator from San Diego who, under great political pressure, decided not to seek a second term ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Young men outnumbered in college readiness efforts; more male recruits sought
A persistent gender gap is troubling many community and school-based programs in California that seek to move low-income ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Report: Fresno ‘an exemplar city’ when it comes to helping students get financial aid
High school seniors in Fresno are more likely than their peers across the country to apply for financial aid opportunities for college ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

A teacher wore a Black Lives Matter pin to class. Now he is banned from a Clovis school
David Roberts, a 75-year-old substitute teacher, went to work last month at Clovis West High wearing a Black Lives Matter button on his shirt pocket ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Use of Private Loans by Postsecondary students: 2003-04 – 2011-12
Using data from 2011–12, this Statistics in Brief updates and expands on a previous National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) study ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

FAFSA Completion Rates Vary Widely by City
FAFSA Completion Rates in 68 U.S. Cities for the High School Class of 2015 ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Video: Building a Network to Help First-Generation Students Succeed
"To help low-income and first-generation students succeed, build them a network, says Carl Strikwerda, president of Elizabethtown College, in Pennsylvania ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

What Universities Are Doing to Protect Their Undocumented Students
"Until the early hours of Nov. 9, Sylvia Gomez felt like she was finally getting ahead. Now a junior at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, Ms. Gomez, an undocumented ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Tuition Revenue Growth Projected for Private Colleges
"Private colleges and universities are expected to post higher net tuition revenue growth than their public counterparts in the 2017 fiscal year ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Yes, the US Has Apprenticeships – But They Probably Aren’t What You Think
"In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama said, 'Tonight, I'm also asking more businesses to follow the lead of companies like CVS and UPS, and offer more education ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16