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California Hopes To Ease Path To Historically Black Schools

Leaders of California’s vast community college system are hoping to make it easier for students to transfer to historically black colleges and universities in other states.

03/17/2015

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Commentary: Community Colleges Are Valuable, Not ‘High Schools With Ashtrays’

I’m going to sidestep the question of how we pay for this (and I realize that’s a pretty big step) to focus on what’s at the core of this: a recognition that community colleges are more than just “high schools with ashtrays”, as they’ve often been called. Way more.

01/22/2015

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15 California Community Colleges Allowed To Offer 4-Year Degrees For The First Time

California school officials are set to select as many as 15 community colleges for a pilot program that would allow them to offer 4-year degrees.

01/20/2015

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Tom Hanks Writes About Experiences At Hayward’s Chabot College, Voices Support For Free Access

Actor Tom Hanks penned an op-ed on his experiences at Hayward’s Chabot College, and voiced his support for the President’s plan to make two years of free community college available to millions of Americans.

01/14/2015

US President Barack Obama speaks at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 9, 2015. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Offers Details Of $60 Billion Plan To Provide Americans 2 Years Of Free Community College

President Barack Obama on Friday proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college “down to zero” for all Americans, an ambitious nationwide plan based on a popular Tennessee program signed into law by that state’s Republican governor.

01/09/2015

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Obama’s New Plan Offers 2 Years Of Community College To Millions Of Students For Free

Going to college for free might sound too good to be true, but thanks to President Obama, that might become a reality.

01/08/2015

Community Colleges Gain Recognition

California State Senate Approves Bill Allowing 4-Year Degrees At Community Colleges

The state Senate has approved a pilot program under which some California community college campuses would offer four-year degrees in certain specialized fields.

05/27/2014

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Bay Area Community College Students Want Schools To Offer 4-Year Degrees

About 300 college students from San Jose boarded buses Monday and traveled to Sacramento to urge lawmakers to favor a bill allowing community colleges to offer four-year degrees, a spokesman said.

03/03/2014

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Vote On Fee Waivers Could Impact Bay Area Community College Students

The governing board for the California’s community college system will vote on a plan that would require students to maintain at least a C-average to remain eligible for a fee waiver.

11/09/2013

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Commission That Revoked SF City College’s Accreditation Facing Audit

The regional panel that decided last month to revoke the accreditation of City College of San Francisco effective next year is now under increased review itself after state legislators Wednesday approved a request to audit the organization.

08/21/2013

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