Commentary

California needs a digital equity strategy to close its opportunity gap

The unconnected and underconnected face additional hurdles to learn and earn Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Education

Elevate CA: Investment in California’s youngest is an investment in the future

Early education and health programs help children start school better prepared to learn Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Education

It’s Hard To Learn on an Empty Stomach

There is such a thing as a free lunch (and breakfast) and millions of California kids skip it Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Community Services, School Governance, Education

Elevate CA: Life experience shaped UC regent’s passion for expanding access to higher education

Maria Anguiano aims to make a UC degree more affordable and valuable in 21st century economy Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Education

Public Higher Education is California’s Engine of Social Mobility

UC President on building a roadmap to success for first-generation students and more Californians Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Economy, Education

Elevate CA: Lift Up California Millennials With Higher Education

Student debt, high living costs sap generation's potential. Here's one way to invest in their success. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Economy, Education

Elevating California means all regions must rise together

With only 20 percent of the Inland Empire holding bachelor's degrees, education is key to solving economic uncertainty Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Economy, Regional Economies, Education

VIDEO: Retooling California schools to spark upward mobility

We asked about the importance of improving education so today's students do better than previous generations Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Community Services, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Education

No One is Disposable: Growing California’s working population critical to future economy

A different look at why unemployment rates are low yet wages are stagnant Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Education

The Other Side of Paradise: How to improve the promise of California’s community colleges

To address yawning gap between rich and poor, colleges need to be nimbler and better track how well graduates do Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Education

California’s 114 community colleges add up to a crucial part of solving economic insecurity

Chancellor -- a product of the Colleges -- talks about system's vision for expanding the middle class Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Education

California colleges creating stronger workforce earn “Stars” for their progress

Strong Workforce Program rewarding programs with early success filling need for more skilled workers Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Education

VIDEO: California schools group wraps up successful collaboration to improve LCFF plans

Faced with daunting task of creating school accountability plans, these districts came together at just the right time Read More

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Education, LCFF

New chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley shares vision for California Community Colleges

Education leader talks about how the colleges can move more students into 21st century jobs Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Education

SoCal collaboration creating a “Made to Order” aerospace workforce for region

Southern California manufacturing giant working with local college and community to close regional skills gaps Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Education

CA Fwd’s Eloy Oakley named chancellor of the California Community Colleges system

Innovative leader in public higher education will become the first Latino to helm the 113-college system Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Economy, Leadership Council, Education, Leadership Council

VIDEO: School officials and equity groups team up to close achievement gap

Coalition of school districts and education equity organizations came together to find common ground. Read More

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Education

New programs launched to help California foster youth succeed in school

Foster youth achievement in school, from K-12 to college, is challenged by instability, housing and healthcare issues. Read More

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Education

California Economic Summit on Community College Chancellor Search

The California Economic Summit Workforce and Advancing Manufacturing teams urge President Geoffrey Baum and Vice President Cecilia Estolano to select a Chancellor committed to accelerating the alignment between employers and educational and training institutions to improve meeting workforce needs while benefiting students and their families. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Community Services, School Governance, Education

Ever Forward: CA Fwd’s 2015 Year in Review

Look back at a productive year for California Forward in its goal to make the California Dream more attainable for all.  Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Community Services, Democracy, Fiscal Reform, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Education, Elections, LCFF, Transparency

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