California

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.

Pushback on a B-School's Bold Plan

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The blog of the Faculty Association of the University of California at Los Angeles features a video, labeled "a little self-sufficient music" -- the Supremes singing "Stop in the Name of Love." The clip starts not with the famous title line of the song, but with the refrain: "Think it o-o-ver."

Enough Is Enough

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California community colleges ask whether anyone should need five attempts to pass a course.

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