Reporting: Education Archives

Eloy Ortiz Oakley and Pamela Burdman: Community colleges sending too many into remedial math

Simple innovation could boost college completion outcomes without sacrificing higher education quality. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Education

Millennial rewrites story of homelessness through workforce training, education access

Economic challenges of California's younger generation of job seekers shown in story of millennial who returned to school and work after being homeless.  Read More

Categories: Community Services, Economy, Creating Jobs, Working Access Group, Education

Lenny Mendonca and Doug Henton: California must invest now in education and infrastructure

California has an opportunity to build for long-term prosperity with smart investments in schools, workforce development and infrastructure. Read More

Categories: Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, State Budget, Economy, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Budget Reform, Education, State Budget

Group of reform-minded California schools measuring more than test scores

10 districts reviewing a wider range of metrics in quest to improve academic performance, including chronic absenteeism, how students, teachers and parents view their school, suspension and expulsion rates Read More

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

CA Fwd report highlights revenue options for investments in education and infrastructure

California's long-term prosperity depends on having this conversation about paying for state's top priorities regionally and statewide. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Education

California honors program to create more college-ready students in Long Beach

Long Beach City College and local partners win California grant award for initiative to boost graduation and transfer rates Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Education

Shasta College gives high schoolers head start in earning degree

Program assists high school students with earning college units and speeding up degree attainment at a lower cost Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Education

California State University Monterey Bay is double winner in innovation

School received two awards for programs to boost STEM programs and shortening graduation timeline, as part of Innovation in Higher Education competition Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Education

VIDEO: Showcase shines light on innovation in California higher ed

Event presented ideas from a group of 52 college campuses competing for a piece of a $50 million grant program for innovation in higher education success. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Education

California Innovation in Higher Education Showcase highlights student success to full house

Applicants to a $50 million grant fund presented today in Sacramento innovative ideas to boost higher ed outcomes Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Education

Millennial Californians counting on more access and innovation in higher ed

Group fighting for younger generations excited for upcoming showcase of ideas to improve higher education quality and affordability. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Education

Innovation in higher education must benefit students

Student rep seeking more help for students navigating college systems will be featured at higher ed innovation event. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Education

Q&A: Business takes interest in bridging gap with higher ed through innovation awards

SF Chamber president argues why industry and higher ed must bridge gap between them Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Economy, Education

LCFF working group tackles LCAP challenges, funding and best practices

Funding adequacy remains major concern for group tasked with helping schools navigate California's local control funding formula Read More

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

Bill signed by governor creates workforce data “dashboard” to improve education

Effort will look at student progress before and after graduation to track the effectiveness of how the state is preparing workers.  Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Transparency, Economy, Regional Economies, Education, Transparency

VIDEO: Californians seek greater transparency in local school funding

Hundreds of Californians attended the State Board of Education meeting in Sacramento last week to encourage more flexibility and transparency in the process. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Restructuring, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Tech-enhanced Government, Transparency, Education, Restructuring, Transparency

Groups weigh in on school local control ahead of key education board meeting

Board adopts permanent regulations on local control funding formula plans created across the state. Read More

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

What the Framework poll results tell us

Over the last few weeks, we asked Californians to weigh in on the latest summary of the Smart Government Framework, an outline course of action to restructure the relationship between state and local governments to produce better results. Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Budget Reform, Education, Fiscal Reform Plan, Restructuring

Cuts to higher ed: the master plan turncoats

Some of the same state legislators who benefited from the higher education system now won't act to keep it whole. Read More

Categories: , School Governance, Education

Raising the bar and setting expectations for California higher education

Concern increases daily among soon-to-be high school graduates, their parents, the more than 670,000 current University of California and California State University students, and millions of Californians, as they watch... Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Accountability, Education, State Budget