UC Regents Support Gov. Brown and Napolitano's Funding Plan
The University of California's board of regents has voted unanimously to support the budget plan agreed upon by Gov. Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano. The state is giving the UC an additional $486 million over the next three years. In return, in-state tuition will be frozen for the next two years. However, out-of-state tuition will go up. The deal also requires the UC to reform its pension plan. The final approval for the deal still has to come from lawmakers in Sacramento.
Western Dental to Stop Accepting New Patients on Denti-Cal
Western Dental, one of the largest providers of dental services for low-income Californians, is cutting back its services. The company says it will soon stop accepting new patients covered by Denti-Cal, the state's dental coverage for the poor, at more than a dozen locations throughout the state.
Struggling With English, From Kindergarten to High School Graduation
It's getting close to high school graduation time. In California, English language learners are less likely to graduate than almost every other group: barely two-thirds of them make it. Surprisingly, about 80 percent of English learners in California high schools have been here for most of their school years.