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A New Way to Improve College Enrollment

by David L. Kirp

American public schools do a good job of getting students into college, but a poor job preparing them to succeed once they’re there. While more than two-thirds of high school graduates enroll in college, nearly two-thirds of those arrive on campus unprepared for college-level rigor. Instead of trying to sol… More

To fix California’s colleges, reform Prop. 13 by taxing corporations more

by Robert J. Birgeneau

Gov. Jerry Brown talks with University of California president Janet Napolitano during a UC Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco on March 18. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press) This year's very public showdown between Gov. Jerry Brown and University of California President Janet Napolitano ove… More

Proposed state fee would end solar savings

By Daniel Kammen and Jon Wellinghoff

A solar panel is installed in mid-October on the roof of the Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park in Sacramento. California consumers are embracing rooftop solar with practical enthusiasm, bringing the state halfway toward its goal of a million solar rooftops by 2020. New rules proposed by a state agency,… More

Study finds climate change will reshape global economy

By Kathleen Maclay

Unmitigated climate change is likely to reduce the income of an average person on Earth by roughly 23 percent in 2100, according to estimates contained in research published today in the journal Nature that is co-authored by two University of California, Berkeley professors. The findings indicate c… More