The bill would award 50,000 eligible students Cal Grants. The current allotment is 22,500. Matthew La Rocque with the Institute for College Access and Success says the supply of Cal Grants doesn’t begin to meet the demand from needy students.
“With just 23 percent of the lowest income students in this state receiving any Cal Grants, this bill would mark an important and long overdue step in the right direction,” says La Rocque.
The fiscal impact on the state hasn’t been determined. Backers of the bill say about 5,000 to 6,000 Cal Grant awards go unclaimed each year.
The bill would allow the number of awards each year to go over 50,000. The overages from one year would then be taken from the next year’s allotment.
A UC Berkeley report finds California school facilities are underfunded, and that’s putting more stress on the budgets of districts serving low-income students.
(AP) - The former administrator of a Sacramento-area Indian tribe has quit his job as a business instructor at American River College after pleading guilty to helping steal more than $17 million in a kickback scheme.
A recent study shows many sixth grade science textbooks in California frame climate change as uncertain in the scientific community and that it may or may not be human-caused.
Sacramento State has announced plans to build a state-of-the-art education building that will include high tech teaching labs for the Biology and Chemistry departments.
The University of California wants to increase its undergraduate population by about 5 percent.