California

A Very Scary Story

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After Virginia Tech shootings, San Jose State instructor stopped teaching course in response to student who wrote of killing professor.

California's Transfer 'Mismatch'

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Latino students are more likely than others to start their college educations at community colleges. A new report from California documents the difficulties many of those students have moving on to four-year institutions and draws attention to the long-term impact low transfer rates could have on Latino degree achievement.

Questioning College-Wide Assessments

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Study calls Spellings Commission recommendation "misleading" because of wide differences in outcomes by academic discipline.

Debate Under Duress in California

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With law regulating for-profit higher education now inoperable, efforts to replace it face resistance even as legislators approve one solution.

Big Payday for Title IX Advocate

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Jury finds Cal State Fresno retaliated against a former coach for defense of gender equity law -- and awards her $5.85 million.

California's Regulatory Meltdown

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When a California bureau charged with regulating the state’s for-profit institutions closed down July 1, the concept of “state approval” became theoretical, if only for a short time.

Contested Campus in Chinatown

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City College of San Francisco's proposal to build a 244-foot-tall building engages immigrant community while enraging those who say it will loom over historic districts.

Significant Victory for Students or Small Potatoes?

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California attorney general heralds Corinthian Colleges' $6.5 million settlement over company's practices, but consumer advocates criticize it.

A Quid Pro Quo Gone Wrong?

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Ousted president of New College of California admits special treatment for student who promised a $1 million gift. Were grades bought?

Search for Consensus in California

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Debate over regulating for-profit colleges seems as intractable as ever as two new proposals for overseeing the sector circulate.

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