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UC Santa Cruz students engage in small group active learning teaching sessions during a lecture.

UC Santa Cruz Hispanic-Serving Institution Initiatives launching new programs to advance educational equity

One of only four HSI members of the Association of American Universities, the campus is aiming to transform the academic landscape and offer meaningful change.

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UC's online high school opens its doors to students stuck at home

For college prep course provider UC Scout, remote instruction is just business as usual — which is what makes it such a valuable tool in this crisis.

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8 tips to hack college

Starting college can feel overwhelming, but with a few simple tips you'll soon be right at home.

Michelle Obama with Lena Waithe and Genesis Jackson

Michelle Obama, celebrities, cheer college-bound students for the journey ahead

Nearly 10,000 students packed UCLA's Pauley Pavilion May 1 for College Signing Day, a massive, nationwide celebration of committing to higher education.

Michelle Obama takes a selfie with a student on College Signing Day

These students are reaching higher — now it’s time to celebrate them

At College Signing Day on May 1, students will gain a powerful ally — and take a giant step toward their future.

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Why so many U.S. students aren’t learning math

Sixty percent of community college students are not qualified to take a college math course.

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UC president to Stockton students: We want you

A visit from civic and UC leaders has Stockton students excited to achieve college.

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California kids get a taste of science and leadership at UC's 4-H summer camps

UC 4-H Clubs provide an unforgettable summer for campers and counselors alike.

Celebrating the 2018 Oakland Promise Scholars

UC President Janet Napolitano has awarded college scholarships to five UC-bound Oakland students.

Oakland Promise scholars

Oakland Promise scholars bound for UC

More than 100 Oakland high schoolers will receive scholarships to study at a UC.

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