California

Just how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors?

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'Instrument of torture' or building block of understanding? UCLA and other universities debate how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors.

Feds respond to criticism of bid by ECMC to buy most of Corinthian

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Education Department defends sale of 56 Corinthian College campuses to ECMC, saying guarantee agency's purchase will help 40,000 students, many of whom are close to graduation.

UC administrators and California governor clash over tuition hikes

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System leaders want to increase tuition rates, but a popular governor is pushing instead for more emphasis on online and competency-based education, and three-year degrees.

Reading Apprenticeship Program helps instructors across disciplines teach reading

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Community college instructors across disciplines can teach reading comprehension, thanks to an expanding training program that is winning believers.

Online learning push continues in California, but with approach faculty groups appreciate

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California's Democratic leaders have taken a gentler approach in push for the state's colleges to get creative with online courses, including with a $50 million award fund.

California State U. System nixes online degree arm for shared services model

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The California State U. System scales back plans to enroll a quarter of a million students through a centralized online portal -- a goal that failed to attract interest across its 23 campuses and that many professors questioned.

Accreditor's possible extension for City College of San Francisco

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City College of San Francisco's accreditor blinks amid intense political pressure, giving the college a path to a two-year extension to attempt to retain its accreditation.

Fight over San Francisco's community college heats up again

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As the clock ticks down on City College of San Francisco, powerful politicians weigh in and threaten to shut down an accrediting commission.

National Hispanic U.'s teach-out raises questions about Hispanic student market

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National Hispanic University shutters degree programs in part because of aid program eligibility, but some question whether demand is there for such a specialized university.

Calif. city brings search for engineering school to ACE meeting

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A California city makes a pitch for a new engineering campus at the American Council on Education's annual meeting.

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