La Voz News

Bill allowing student to skip remedial classes raises concerns

Francisco Medina, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2019

The Equity Office sponsored the Students and Faculty Voices event for De Anza College community to discuss the outcomes and implementation of Assembly Bill 705. AB 705 allows students to register in transfer level courses such as calculus, statistics and EWRT 1A without any placement tests. Ac...

No placement tests or prerequisites can risk higher failure rates at transfer level

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

Students can now register in transfer level courses such as EWRT 1A, precalculus, and statistics without taking any prerequisites and placement tests with the AB705 bill. The bill requires community colleges to “maximize the probability that the student will enter and complete transfer-level co...

Academic Senate supports student safety in overnight parking resolution

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2019

De Anza College’s Academic Senate endorsed a resolution to allow overnight parking and other necessary services for students facing housing insecurity at the March 18 meeting. “We are more than ‘Here is a textbook and go read it,’” said Rob Clem, a counselor at De Anza. “To me, emergency ...