Higher Ed.

By Gavin Newsom | The fight to put higher education on a sustainable path.

San Francisco is taxing the rich to pay for free community college

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> San Francisco will be the first city in the nation to offer free community college to all residents starting this fall, Mayor Ed Lee announced this week.<p>The city will pay for it by taxes on properties selling for more than $5 million.<p>The real estate transfer tax, as it's called, …

College & University

These immigrants can go to college, but blocked from student loans

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Mitzie Perez is one of the 750,000 DREAMers who are allowed to legally go to college, but their status as temporary residents leaves them with few ways to pay for tuition.<p>They're not eligible for federal grants or loans. And it's widely known among DREAMers that banks are turning …

Loans

UC Berkeley erupts in protests over Milo Yiannopoulos speech

Protests erupted on the University of California at Berkeley campus Wednesday night over a scheduled appearance by conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.<p>Yiannopoulos, an editor for the far-right website Breitbart News who many identify with the alt-right, a white-nationalist movement, was set …

Bigotry

The 10 US colleges that stand to lose the most from Trump's immigration ban

Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that bars citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days. Opponents of the ban worry that the temporary travel ban will turn into a permanent one.<p>Around the …

College & University

UC regents approve first tuition hike since 2011

The University of California regents voted Thursday to raise tuition and fees next academic year for the first time since 2011 — but state residents from families earning up to $156,000 won’t have to pay the higher price.<p>Beginning this summer, the base price of a year at UC for California students …

College & University

College Will Be Free In New York Under New Plan

If your family earns less than $125,000 a year, tuition at New York colleges will be free under the proposed Excelsior Scholarship system.<p>New York’s governor plans to make college free for low- and middle-income families, under a groundbreaking plan announced Tuesday that could set a precedent for …

The Free-College Dream Didn't End With Trump's Election

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan to make the state’s public colleges and universities free for families earning less than $125,000.<p>When Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump, hope that the federal government might make the nation’s public colleges and …

College & University

New York governor proposes free tuition at state colleges

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make free tuition a reality at New York's public colleges.<p>Students whose families earn $125,000 or less would pay nothing for tuition at two- and four-year public colleges under the governor's plan.<p>It's similar to what Hillary Clinton proposed for …

College & University

Student Loan Debt: Punitive And Parasitic

<i>Co-authored by Martin I. Hassner, founding member of Reform Student Debt, Inc.</i><p><i>President Johnson signs the Higher Education Act of 1965</i><p>Several years ago I ran for Mayor of New York with Martin Hassner's help. We were committed to making significant changes in public education, already aware that the …

Student loan forgiveness programs

Student loan forgiveness programs seem too good to be true. How do you qualify? Get the details.<p>Student loan forgiveness programs are the Holy Grail …

For-Profit Colleges Look to Trump for a Pass

For-profit colleges are looking with relief to the incoming Trump administration, banking on a rollback of tough regulations that threatened to lead to the closure of hundreds of schools and that drove their stock-market valuations down sharply.<p>Investors, in turn, have poured hundreds of millions …

Obama Administration

University of California digs in to fight Trump on illegal immigrant protections

Former Obama administration official Janet Napolitano, now head of California’s public university system, is digging in for a fight with President-elect Donald Trump over illegal immigration.<p>Napolitano, who served as secretary of Homeland Security during Obama’s first term, announced Wednesday that …

University of California

Trump could reverse Obama's actions on college sexual assault

Advocates of college men who claim their lives were destroyed by false rape claims are hoping the incoming Trump administration will change a policy they say tramples on civil rights.<p>Beginning in 2011, the Obama administration's U.S. Education Department began pressing colleges to more aggressively …

Title IX