California

California Calamity

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After state voters nix a budget bailout, one community college district prepares to do what two-year institutions always try to avoid -- turn away students.

A No-Risk Tuition Increase?

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With a projected $700 million cut on the horizon, California's community colleges could increase tuition with no impact on most students, new report says.

IOU Student Aid

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California's unusual approach to its budget crisis includes giving temporary pledges, not grants, to those who would normally be eligible for assistance.

Defining Moment

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California State is in for dramatic budget cuts no matter what. The extent of layoffs, however, will be determined by a union vote that could pit full professors against part-timers.

The View From the States

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Leaders of public higher ed systems cheer federal backing of college completion agenda, but acknowledge potential chasm between rhetoric and getting the job done.

No Vacancy

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California's community colleges are being told to enroll more and more students -- even as they cannot find ways to educate and graduate those already there.

Evidence of California's Regulatory Vacuum

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As officials in California have grappled for more than two years with a structure and law for regulating for-profit colleges in the state, there has been much speculation about hypothetical ways in which the expiration of the law governing for-profit regulation could limit the ability of students to seek redress from career colleges f

Buyer's Remorse

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As the University of California grapples with massive budget reductions, the youngest institution in the 10-campus system is once again being forced to defend its very right to exist.

Furloughs, program cuts and layoffs now plague the system, and those draconian measures have many asking whether the university can afford to nurse along the Merced campus, which was born into controversy and still struggles to attract students.

Cash for Courses

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City College of San Francisco's plan to court donors to sponsor canceled classes seemed a classic sign of the times, with even skeptics seeing no hope elsewhere. But since the idea surfaced, the plan has evolved.

Economics Lesson for Higher Ed

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When budget woes threatened access to Robert Reich's large lecture class at Berkeley, the former labor secretary proposed a less expensive model.

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