A novel idea for California: requiring students to fill out financial aid forms

COURTESY OF: Larry Gordon EdSource Beyond all the debate about the types and sizes of financial aid for college, one fact matters most for students and parents: You can’t get grants and loans unless you apply for them. That’s why the Val Verde Unified School District in Riverside County became a pioneer in California two years ago in getting more …

California finally to move ahead with ‘cradle to career’ data system

Courtesy of edsource.org | John Fensterwald With $10 million in funding, an ambitious timeline and a champion in Gov. Gavin Newsom behind it, the Legislature this week passed legislation for a statewide education data system that will follow children from infancy through the workplace. The marching order for what Newsom is calling a Cradle to Career Data System is included …

Proposed Changes to Admission Requirements

Courtesy of The California State University The CSU is investigating a proposal to add one year of quantitative reasoning coursework to the “a-g” subject admission requirements, raising the requirements from 15 years of comprehensive college preparatory coursework to 16 years for the entering first-time freshman class of 2026. To satisfy the requirement, students would have many options, including: – an …

Why Don’t Students Apply for Financial Aid?

Courtesy of edweek.org | Catherine Gewertz One quarter of high school students don’t fill out the federal form they need to get financial aid, according to a new study. And the biggest reason they don’t is that many think their families can afford college without that support. The new report, released this week by the National Center for Education Statistics, …

An Evening with Michelle Obama

Courtesy of Moreno Valley City News A small group of high school students from Moreno Valley were invited to an evening with Michelle Obama at the Forum in Los Angeles on Thursday, November 15. The tickets were made available after the Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) received a personalized video from Michelle Obama thanking the county school districts for …

CSU to Extend Fall 2019 Application Period to December 15

Courtesy of calstate.edu With many prospective students, their families and communities facing hardship due to wildfires affecting the entire state, the California State University (CSU) is extending the priority application deadline for fall 2019 admission to December 15. The university previously announced a series of accommodations for applicants affected by recent wildfires, but the CSU has now extended the entire …