Mikhail ZinshteynReporter, CalMatters
Mikhail Zinshteyn has been a higher education reporter since 2015. As a freelancer, he contributed to The Atlantic, The Hechinger Report, Inside Higher Ed and The 74. Previously, he was a reporter at EdSource and before that a program manager at the Education Writers Association. Mikhail was born in the Soviet Union and has a master's degree in comparative politics from the London School of Economics. He is based in Los Angeles. Pell grants and work-study helped pay for his undergraduate degree at Union College.
Debt-free college: California’s on the verge of spending over a half-billion dollars to help 360,000 studentsRoughly 360,000 UC and Cal State students may soon receive about $1,000 to $3,000 to fund their educations this fall as part of California’s effort to make college debt-free. Another form of aid to help more community college students has a less clear path.
California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro resigned after criticism over his handling of sexual assault allegations leveled against a high-ranking colleague.