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.
15 California Community Colleges Allowed To Offer 4-Year Degrees For The First TimeCalifornia 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.
Tom Hanks Writes About Experiences At Hayward's Chabot College, Voices Support For Free AccessActor 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.
President Obama Offers Details Of $60 Billion Plan To Provide Americans 2 Years Of Free Community CollegePresident 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.
Obama's New Plan Offers 2 Years Of Community College To Millions Of Students For FreeGoing to college for free might sound too good to be true, but thanks to President Obama, that might become a reality.
California State Senate Approves Bill Allowing 4-Year Degrees At Community CollegesThe state Senate has approved a pilot program under which some California community college campuses would offer four-year degrees in certain specialized fields.
Bay Area Community College Students Want Schools To Offer 4-Year DegreesAbout 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.
Vote On Fee Waivers Could Impact Bay Area Community College StudentsThe 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.

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