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Building Seamless Pathways For Students: Good for Students and States

Eloy Ortiz Oakley | Posted 04.08.2016 | Education
Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Every year the challenge of managing the cost of a college education continues to grow. The average cost of public universities is nearly five figures...

California's Comeback Kid Tries to Kick Start Innovation in Higher Ed

Eloy Ortiz Oakley | Posted 11.30.2014 | College
Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Governor Jerry Brown has earned the moniker of California's Comeback Kid. Reinventing himself several times during his political career, he continues to gain distance from being the "Moonbeam" governor to becoming California's version of "Father Knows Best."

Beyond the Test Score Myth

Eloy Ortiz Oakley | Posted 03.16.2014 | Education
Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Kyle Cooper, Jewls Lagmna, Kristel Estoque and Faviolanny Rath are typical students at Long Beach City College (LBCC). They did pretty well in high sc...

Why California Community Colleges Must Succeed

Eloy Ortiz Oakley | Posted 11.13.2012 | College
Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Like many other state community college systems, California's 112 community college system has been wrestling with huge demographic shifts along with a major contraction of its state support.

The Test-Score Myth

Eloy Ortiz Oakley | Posted 09.12.2012 | College
Eloy Ortiz Oakley

College-level courses are considered the gateway to a certificate or degree and completing either one of them in a student's first year is a powerful predictor of completing a certificate or degree.