California

Double Helix Trouble

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Close to 1,000 incoming students have submitted saliva samples to the University of California at Berkeley for genetic testing as part of an unusual educational experience for freshmen, but they won't be getting the results they expected. The California Department of Public Health decided Thursday that the students will not be provided with their individual genetic results.

California Ends Deal With Kaplan

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Community college chancellor kills agreement that let students from overcrowded institutions take courses from the for-profit and transfer them back.

Last Call for Blue Phones?

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A large California community college district has gotten rid of all of its emergency notification boxes to save money -- a move not yet commonplace despite boom in cell phone usage.

Giving Up State Funds

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UCLA business school wants to forgo any more money from California -- and gain the right to raise out-of-state tuition to private levels.

Completion Targets for Cities

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Gates Foundation unveils new plans by four municipalities to push for better graduation rates.

(Somewhat) Sunnier Day in California

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While criticized for relying on federal dollars and optimistic revenue projections, budget accord is first in years to please state higher ed leaders.

Misplaced From the Start

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Report reveals that many community college students don't understand the importance of doing well on placement tests.

Golden State's Transfer Guarantee

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Last month, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act, guaranteeing community college students who earn certain associate degrees meant for transfer acceptance into a California State University baccalaureate program with junior status.

Somewhere Along the Line

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New study explores what a student's entry point into remedial pipeline can tell educators about his or her chance of success.

Big Win for Undocumented Students

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The California Supreme Court unanimously upheld a state statute affording some undocumented students in-state tuition status, overturning an earlier decision by an appellate court Monday.

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