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San Francisco community college's fight for survival may hinge on an appeal

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City College of San Francisco's best hope of staying open is probably to appeal the death sentence from its accreditor, and the college may have longer than people realize to win a reprieve.

Accreditor votes to shut down San Francisco's community college in 1 year

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City College of San Francisco would be largest institution ever to lose recognition. Appeal and state intervention are likely.

Ivy Tech mulls closures amid wide funding gap

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Ivy Tech, one of the nation's most acclaimed and centralized community college systems, contemplates wave of campus closures.

Groups call for big changes in recruitment and training of community college presidents

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With a wave of retirements looming, community college leadership pipeline needs urgent repairs, report finds.

Lumina reloads with 10 new short-term attainment goals

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Lumina Foundation sets 10 new degree attainment goals for 2016 while decrying growing racial and ethnic gaps.

Florida law gives students and colleges flexibility on remediation

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New Florida law lets high school graduates decide for themselves -- no testing needed -- whether they are ready for college-level work.

Two-year colleges serve more disadvantaged students with less money

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Community colleges struggle to serve a growing share of disadvantaged students, report finds, while public funding skews toward four-year institutions.

Controversial two-tier tuition proposal is back in California

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As budget crunch eases at California's community colleges, a lawmaker pushes two-tiered tuition, a solution both faculty groups and system leaders oppose.

GED faces competition as states weigh two new entrants

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The GED Testing Service is set to launch revised version that adds college readiness. But backlash over cost and access has led to competition from two serious new entrants.

Community college students struggle to meet low academic standards, study finds

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Community colleges expect little of their first-year students, study finds, but students fail to meet even low standards.

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