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Tuition-free community college programs are springing up around the country, including in California. But to many struggling students, “free” doesn’t really mean free.

Heather Hiles, founder of Pathbrite and a Newsom appointee when he was San Francisco mayor, will run the controversial new online college signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.

UC Berkeley is matching graduate students looking for housing with retirees who have extra space in their homes. The program's organizers hope it will prove successful enough to export to…

California has produced football stars including Tom Brady, Jared Goff and Julian Edelman. But the state is in the thick of national trends that are fueling a decline in football…

Our reporters are tracking California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s policies as he seeks to tackle big issues including housing, climate change, health care and more.

As Los Angeles teachers celebrate the end of their six-day strike against the state's largest school district, the Legislature has been left to settle some of the most vexing aspects…

San Francisco automatically sets up college savings accounts for every kindergartner in its public schools. If Governor Gavin Newsom gets his way, the model could soon roll out to other…

On the first day of a massive LA teachers' strike, Gov. Gavin Newsom pressed for legislation adding more “transparency” to the state’s 1,200-plus charter schools—a point of contention between the…

Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposal to pay down pension liability would save California school districts an estimated $50 per students. It wasn't enough to head off the Los Angeles teachers strike,…

Los Angeles teachers are set to strike Monday despite a fresh offer from California's largest school district after Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed freeing some $40 billion at Los Angeles Unified…

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