Grief, fear, and hopes for peace: California college students describe campus climates during Israel-Palestine conflict
Students at university campuses throughout the state are coming together - many times at odds - in their demands for peace and justice between Israel and Palestine. Here is a look at how the divisions are impacting California college students.
Cal State student workers get the OK to hold a union vote
Student workers at the 23-campus system say their pay is low, their hours are restricted and they get no sick pay. They are hoping to join the employees union to fix that.
California wants every high school senior to apply for student financial aid. Will a federal delay slow efforts?
A new California law required all high school seniors to complete a financial aid application last year, leading to a record number. Now, everyone’s waiting for the federal government to overhaul the online FAFSA application, which won’t be ready until December.
California colleges miss the deadline to offer student parents priority registration
Signed by the governor in September 2022, AB 2881 aims to identify and address the needs of student parents in California by offering them priority registration. Coordinators and advocates are optimistic the law will formalize data collection, allowing them to better serve this student population that represents 1 in 5 students nationally.
College BeatCommunity colleges could see influx of athletes as coronavirus disrupts sports recruiting
Parker Tenove remembers looking at his track and field schedule for the 2020 spring season, marveling at the opportunity to run at competitions in California cities from Santa Monica to Bakersfield. He’d turned down scholarship offers from universities near his Kansas hometown to attend community college in Torrance, California, hoping the proximity to the state’s […]
Higher EducationA new reality for student parents: Teaching their children’s classes while taking their own
Lee este artículo en español. Before the coronavirus, Katie Self’s days followed a predictable routine. At 5:00 a.m., she woke up her three children and got them ready for school. By 7:00 a.m., Self was hitting the books at Fresno City College, where she was studying to be a radiology technician. Classes and tutoring wrapped up […]
Higher EducationHow do you hold a strike online? UC teaching assistants are finding out
Just a month ago, picket lines surrounded the base of the University of California at Santa Cruz campus, the halls of buildings filled with chants like “My neck, my back, the UC is wack.” The graduate student strike calling for a cost of living adjustment started in Santa Cruz but quickly sparked solidarity actions at […]
Higher EducationHow Cal State is navigating the coronavirus: Your questions answered
You’ve got questions about how your CSU education will be disrupted during the coronavirus pandemic. Chancellor Tim White has answers.
EventsIs CSU ready for online learning? Watch our interview with Chancellor Tim White
Are you a college student whose semester has been turned upside down by the pandemic? Are you a professor who is getting acclimated to teaching your students via video conference? CalMatters College Journalism Network Editor Felicia Mello and fellow Aidan McGloin moderated a conversation with California State University Chancellor Tim White on April 2 to […]
Higher EducationA’s for all? Universities debate how to grade during a pandemic
The coronavirus is disrupting college grading in California, as students stressed out from sheltering in place and transitioning to online classes push for schools to adopt flexible grading policies that account for the upheaval in their school year.
Higher EducationCalifornia colleges are going online. How ready are they?
California is about to embark on an enormous, unplanned experiment in remote learning — and no one knows how long it will last.