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State bill might prevent homeless encampments near rivers

A Sacramento legislator is working to pass a bill to make it easier to clear homeless encampments along rivers and what is known as special parklands.

Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) said more homeless housing is, of course, needed, but “certain places are just no-goes.”

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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.

New report: California must address imbalance of too many eligible students and not enough slots at UC and CSU

California has more eligible students for admission to the state’s public universities than those campuses have space for.

new report released Wednesday by The Campaign for College Opportunity highlights that more eligible students are applying to the University of California and California State University campuses than those colleges can admit. The lack of capacity means that fewer qualified Latino and Black students are applying to these universities.