May 22, 2013 | Written by: Hope Richardson, Policy Analyst, California Budget Project
This blog was originally featured on the California Budget Project website.
Nearly 60 percent of low-income working families in California have no education beyond high school, the largest share of any state. A new report from the Campaign for College Opportunity and the Women’s Foundation of California, Working Hard, Left Behind, draws attention to the state’s more than 1.3 million low-income working families, highlights the critical link between higher education and economic mobility, and calls for changes to improve the educational pathway to opportunity.
May 15, 2013 | Written by: Michele Siqueiros, Executive Director, Campaign for College Opportunity
Photo credit: Jeremy B. White/Sacramento Bee
After years of devastating cuts to higher education that have hurt students and our colleges and universities, the Governor’s May Revision proposals for increasing funding for higher education is a welcome relief. We are thankful to Governor Brown and the people of California who voted in favor of Proposition 30 to bring some stability to our systems.
May 2, 2103 | Written by: Michele Siqueiros, Executive Director, Campaign for College Opportunity
The California Community Colleges system last month took a major step in institutional transparency by making public voluminous data on the number of students who complete a certificate, degree or transfer to a four-year university.
The new data is a welcome development and provides a tremendous tool for understanding the dynamics of student success in terms of gender, race, age and preparation level. The data offers insights into students who succeed and complete certificates, degrees or transfer and those who fall by the way side.
April 23, 2013 | Written by: Michele Siqueiros, Executive Director, Campaign for College Opportunity
Dear friends –
It is with a truly heavy heart that I share the news that The Campaign for College Opportunity’s co-founder, Steve Weiner, passed away Sunday.