Ashley A. Smith, EdSource

Ashley A. Smith

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Oakland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Ashley:

Cal State employees say campus leaders ignore harassment and retaliation at nation’s largest university system

Faculty groups say they lack confidence in CSU trustees while demanding they hold leaders accountable. Sexual assault victims and other CSU San Bernardino employees claim harassment and retaliation. → Read More

California State University adopts new approach to entice students back

With the pandemic resulting in enrollment loss across the CSU system, Chancellor Joseph Castro embraced a new strategy to get students to come back. → Read More

Former Gov. Jerry Brown defends Calbright College

A non-profit organization reporting on key education challenges in California and beyond. → Read More

Gov. Newsom proposes to make major investments in higher education

A non-profit organization reporting on key education challenges in California and beyond. → Read More

How the pandemic changed higher education in California

Distance learning and focusing on mental health -- the changes higher education made during the pandemic are here to stay. → Read More

Windfalls will allow two CA private colleges to expand opportunities for women and students of color

Two private California colleges see multi-million dollar donations from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott that they plan to use for scholarships and programs to support students of color and women. → Read More

Searchable database: How much will colleges and universities get in new round of COVID-19 funds?

Covid-19 relief funds approved in December will deliver $21.2 billion to the nation's colleges and universities. More than $2.83 billion of that total will go to California institutions. → Read More

California’s higher education leaders pledge to improve transfers from community colleges

A non-profit journalism website reporting on key education issues in California and beyond. → Read More

CA Chancellor Oakley backs college leaders after criticisms for denouncing Capitol violence

Community College Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley stepped up support for campus leaders urging them to not back down after some faced sharp attacks to statements condemning Capitol violence. → Read More

California college freshmen find alternatives to campus life in a virtual world

As first-time college students, freshmen had so many plans to join clubs and pursue interests outside of their coursework. But, then the pandemic hit forcing creative alternatives. → Read More

Fauci puts priority on getting teachers vaccinated and a return to in-person classes

A non-profit journalism website reporting on key education issues in California and beyond. → Read More

Community colleges find an advocate in future First Lady Jill Biden

When she moves into the White House, Jill Biden will make history as the first First Lady to hold a job outside the White House — as a community college English professor. → Read More

A tale of two ethnic studies proposals for California State University students

Gov. Newsom has until Aug. 15 to decide whether to sign a bill that dictates to the California State University system the ethnic studies courses students must take as a requirement for graduation. → Read More

California nursing students to assist in coronavirus fight

Many nursing students and instructors said they want the nursing board to waive some of its requirements for graduation. → Read More

California instructors scramble to adapt as classes move online to slow coronavirus spread

Colleges and universities are cancelling in-person classes across the state. → Read More

Mixed results for California’s experiment with community colleges offering bachelor’s degrees

Since 2016, California Community Colleges have offered bachelor's degrees. A non-partisan state agency report gives a mixed review of the 15 programs. → Read More

President of Calbright College who resigned will be paid through end of March

Heather Hiles suddenly resigned this week after less than one year on the job. → Read More

California community colleges work to solve housing for foster youths

A non-profit journalism website reporting on key education issues in California and beyond. → Read More

Ward 3 residents upset to hear no early voting

Fort Myers decision to not hold early voting in Ward 3 special election angers residents → Read More

Rehab facilities attempt to fit into Lee communities

Residents across Lee County opposing new rehab facilities → Read More