Student housing is tight. A California plan wants $5 billion for affordable beds

The University of California housed more students than the system officially had room for last fall. Yet UC leaders, lawmakers and the governor all want to dramatically expand student enrollment.

But that ambition is at odds with a housing crunch crippling the UC and campuses across California.

Students will need somewhere to live and a new legislative plan would throw in $5 billion to help the state’s campuses ramp up their housing stock.

Read more at: https://calmatters.org/education/2022/01/student-housing-2/

The right priorities? Reactions to Gov. Newsom's 2022-23 early ed budget

The week, Gov. Gavin Newsom built on last year’s record state budget with a 2022-23 spending plan that tops it.

Within the big numbers are programs, priorities and new commitments that will be shaped by the public’s response and debated through June in the Legislature. EdSource has asked observers, advocates, students and legislators to initiate the discussion with their first take on the governor’s budget for 2022-23.