Community colleges reporter for CalMatters, in partnership with Open Campus.
California inmates depended on community colleges. What happens when their prisons close?
Newsom is closing and downsizing prisons across the state, putting the future of over a thousand incarcerated students at risk. College administrators say they have few resources to help.
May 18, 2023
Community colleges had a deadline to serve struggling students. Did they hit it?
With thousands of homeless and food insecure students, state legislators funded new programs to offer support to community colleges. CalMatters asked each college how it’s going.
May 10, 2023
Legislators step in as trust erodes between community colleges, California State University
More than a year of mudslinging between the higher education systems has led to delays and anger over the issue of awarding bachelor’s degrees at community colleges. Legislators, frustrated by the lack of progress, are getting involved.
April 21, 2023
Thousands of Californians are missing out on federal student aid. Here’s why
Many college students rely on federal student aid to cover expenses, but increasingly complicated laws and poor communication have made those dollars harder to come by for some adult students.
April 14, 2023