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.
A state fund for part-time faculty health insurance hasn’t been increased for decades. Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed adding $200 million. New data suggests that might solve the problem of part-time faculty having to go without health insurance in some cases.