New Cal State chancellor will be first native Californian and first Mexican American in position

New Cal State chancellor, Joseph I. Castro, will thread the needle between consistent priorities and changing times.

California community college alliance aims to improve racial equity in higher education


Dozens of the state's two-year institutions join an alliance to end educational gaps and improve campus racial climates.

Community college systems in Virginia, California to review law enforcement training

Amid widespread protests over another police killing of a black American, two-year systems in California and Virginia will reassess their major role in law enforcement training.

University of California faculty decline to endorse test-optional admissions


The University of California's Academic Senate declines to endorse test-optional admissions policies for the system.

Calbright College: Give it time, or doomed from the start?

California's new online-only community college grabbed headlines again with its CEO's departure. While some see the college as a doomed venture, others say it's too soon to pass judgment.

California State University considering adding a quantitative reasoning requirement for admission

California State University System weighs adding a quantitative reasoning requirement that advocates for underrepresented students worry could worsen gaps in access.

University of California cancels deal with Elsevier after months of negotiations

After months of negotiating over open-access fees and paywalls, the University of California System follows through on threat to cancel its journal subscription deal with Elsevier.

Some Calif. community colleges skip free college because of required participation in federal loan program

Some California community colleges are turning down state money for free tuition to avoid participating in the federal loan program.

Colleges cancel class due to poor air quality from California fires

Dozens of colleges in California have canceled classes, some through the Thanksgiving holiday.

Cal State system sees record increases in graduation rates

At same time, gaps between underrepresented minority students and everyone else are narrowing.


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