by Brian Addison | Long Beach News

According to a release from Long Beach State (CSULB), a progress report released today on four-year-old, local College Promise initiative to prepare more youngsters for college success revealed encouraging results, though education officials cautioned that California’s budget cuts threaten to curtail and reverse these gains.

“Against difficult odds, including hundreds of millions of dollars in state funding cuts to our three institutions, we see encouraging signs of success,” states the report signed by LBUSD Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser, LBCC Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley and CSULB President F. King Alexander. “[…]

ADVERTISEMENT California must find a way to stabilize its volatile funding for K-12 and higher education. Without such a basic commitment of resources from our state, the College Promise is in greater peril than ever. In fact, state cuts already are impacting students in significant ways, and yet further cuts to education loom.”

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