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Some Calif. community colleges skip free college because of required participation in federal loan program

Some California community colleges are turning down state money for free tuition to avoid participating in the federal loan program.

Colleges cancel class due to poor air quality from California fires

Dozens of colleges in California have canceled classes, some through the Thanksgiving holiday.

Cal State system sees record increases in graduation rates

At same time, gaps between underrepresented minority students and everyone else are narrowing.

Report asks whether University of California funding is nearing 'tipping point'

Berkeley and UCLA might be able to maintain their quality and reputation without a major shift to the funding paradigm, a new report says. For the rest of the University of California, no easy model exists.

Calif. finalizes performance funding formula for its community colleges

The biggest and perhaps least likely state to try performance funding will tie billions of dollars for community colleges to measures of student success, a plan faculty groups say will punish students and colleges.

Compton College comes back from losing accreditation

After becoming the first public college in California to lose accreditation, Compton College is preparing to stand on its own once again.

Peralta Community College rejects Oakland A's offer for new ballpark

Faculty and student groups pushed against proposal from Oakland Athletics to build new ballpark on college property. And their board listened.

California colleges consider prospect of multiple promises

With nearly 50 different local tuition-free initiatives, California colleges contemplate how they may merge existing programs with a new statewide plan.

California community colleges seek to rebrand CTE as state kicks in new money

California’s community colleges seek to rebrand career and technical education amid a broad state push that includes $200 million more in annual funding.

City College of San Francisco may be turning corner on financial management

City College of San Francisco is struggling with money woes, dwindling enrollment and a long-running accreditation crisis, but many in the state say the college is changing for the better.

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