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CA Exit Exam Requirement Cancelled For Thousands Of Graduating High School Students

Gov. Brown signed legislation canceling California’s high school exit exam after 5,000 students were left in limbo because the state cancelled the July test.

08/26/2015

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Gov. Brown Expected To Sign Bill To Let 5,000 High School Students Graduate

California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill to rescue about 5,000 high school students who couldn’t graduate this year because the state canceled a required exit exam.

08/25/2015

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Federal Student Aid Office Apologizes For FAFSA Tweet That Seemed To Mock Poor People

A U.S. Department of Education division well-known to many college students has apologized for a tweet that prompted an outcry over what critics called its lack of sensitivity.

06/25/2014

Richmond High School. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Federal Probe Finds Harassment At West Contra Costa Schools

A federal investigation of a Northern California school district revealed a widespread environment of sexual harassment and assaults by students that district officials failed to adequately address, the U.S. Department of Education said.

11/07/2013

Students at City College of San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Group Rallies To Keep SF City College Open Amid Closure Threat

A coalition of students, faculty and other supporters are fighting to keep City College of San Francisco open, following last week’s announcement that the school will lose accreditation next July.

07/09/2013