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Community colleges struggle with California fires

Some California community colleges, already struggling with enrollment declines and the fallout from the pandemic, now face new challenges caused by the wildfires.

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New Cal Grant bill would expand eligibility, bringing major changes to state financial aid program

Proposed changes to the state aid program would make older students eligible for awards and loosen high school grade requirements.

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Pitzer College creates first B.A. program open to both its students and incarcerated students

Pitzer College students and incarcerated men at the California Rehabilitation Center will now earn bachelor's degrees side by side.

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Cal State chancellor reflects on leadership as he approaches retirement delayed by COVID-19

California State University chancellor Timothy White sought to tie his own story to those of the system and its students. That meant putting off retirement this year as the system sought stability amid the pandemic.

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New Cal State chancellor will be first native Californian and first Mexican American in position

New Cal State chancellor, Joseph I. Castro, will thread the needle between consistent priorities and changing times.

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California community college alliance aims to improve racial equity in higher education

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Dozens of the state's two-year institutions join an alliance to end educational gaps and improve campus racial climates.

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Community college systems in Virginia, California to review law enforcement training

Amid widespread protests over another police killing of a black American, two-year systems in California and Virginia will reassess their major role in law enforcement training.

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University of California faculty decline to endorse test-optional admissions

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The University of California's Academic Senate declines to endorse test-optional admissions policies for the system.

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Calbright College: Give it time, or doomed from the start?

California's new online-only community college grabbed headlines again with its CEO's departure. While some see the college as a doomed venture, others say it's too soon to pass judgment.

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California State University considering adding a quantitative reasoning requirement for admission

California State University System weighs adding a quantitative reasoning requirement that advocates for underrepresented students worry could worsen gaps in access.

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