Community colleges

San Francisco community college's fight for survival may hinge on an appeal

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City College of San Francisco's best hope of staying open is probably to appeal the death sentence from its accreditor, and the college may have longer than people realize to win a reprieve.

Ivy Tech mulls closures amid wide funding gap

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Ivy Tech, one of the nation's most acclaimed and centralized community college systems, contemplates wave of campus closures.

Groups call for big changes in recruitment and training of community college presidents

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With a wave of retirements looming, community college leadership pipeline needs urgent repairs, report finds.

Florida law gives students and colleges flexibility on remediation

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New Florida law lets high school graduates decide for themselves -- no testing needed -- whether they are ready for college-level work.

Two-year colleges serve more disadvantaged students with less money

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Community colleges struggle to serve a growing share of disadvantaged students, report finds, while public funding skews toward four-year institutions.

Controversial two-tier tuition proposal is back in California

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As budget crunch eases at California's community colleges, a lawmaker pushes two-tiered tuition, a solution both faculty groups and system leaders oppose.

Community college students struggle to meet low academic standards, study finds

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Community colleges expect little of their first-year students, study finds, but students fail to meet even low standards.

Faculty unions file complaint on accreditor's handling of CCSF

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With City College of San Francisco facing possible accreditor-mandated shutdown, faculty unions urge agency to back down, arguing that review was flawed and tainted by conflicts of interest.

California community colleges release completion scorecards

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California's community colleges get graded with new completion scorecards. Experts say the data are among the best provided by a public college system.

California community college chancellor opposes differential tuition

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Two-tier pricing at California community colleges faces longer odds under new chancellor, who says differential tuition clashes with the state's laws and open-access commitment.

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