Students tell Legislators about the Crushing Total Cost of College

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymembers Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) and Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) released the following statements after meeting with students and education leaders to discuss college affordability and student needs such as food, housing, and mental health care:

Berman Introduces Legislation to Reform Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) introduced AB 1091, legislation to reform the governance structure of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). Consistent with the findings of a 2019 Civil Grand Jury Report, AB 1091 would reduce the size of the VTA Board and replace the elected Board of Directors with appointed members of the public.

California's higher education leaders pledge to improve transfers from community colleges - EdSource

California’s legislative and higher education leaders on Wednesday committed to increase the number of students who can transfer from the state’s community colleges to universities this year.

Thousands of college students each year aim to make that leap to enter the nine undergraduate campuses of the University of California, the 23 campuses of California State University or private universities each year, but many don’t make it.