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Obama's free college plan is no panacea; just ask California
Washington Post
President Obama's proposal to make community colleges free is a valiant effort to address the rising demand for skilled workers throughout the nation and to improve college access for low-income students. As states consider his proposal, they would be ...
Free community college will hurt higher education and studentsDeseret News
Free community college plan unclearSFA The Pine Log Online
Los Angeles Times: Is college plan the best use of funds?

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India West

Indian American Ravneet Kaur appointed to California Community Colleges ...
The American Bazaar
WASHINGTON, DC: California Governor Edmund G. 'Jerry' Brown Jr. has appointed Ravneet Kaur to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. Kaur, 20, of Riverside, was a barista at Starbucks and a tutor at Riverside City College in 2014, ...
Gov. Jerry Brown Names Ravneet Kaur to Community College BoardIndia West

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NBC Southern California

VP Biden Calls Community College Plan "Gigantic Opportunity"
NBC Southern California
Vice President Joe Biden visited SoCal to tout the president's proposal to provide 2 free years of community college and meet with students and leaders in West LA. Gordon Tokumatsu reports for the NBC4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.
Vice President Joe Biden visits West Los Angeles CollegeKABC-TV
Biden's push for free community college tuition gets lukewarm response89.3 KPCC (blog)
Clinton, Biden Visit OC Touting Proposal for Free Community
Long Beach Press Telegram
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CBS Local

Campus officer shoots and wounds one at California community college
Columbus Dispatch
LOS ANGELES — A campus police officer shot and wounded a person today in a parking lot at a Southern California community college after a report of a possible hostage situation, a school representative said. The circumstances of the shooting at El ...
Officers shoot and wound armed man at California community collegeWHBL Sheboygan

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Los Angeles Times

California community colleges set record for degrees, certificates
Los Angeles Times
Enrollment in the system increased by about 15,000 students last year after four years of declines. The state's community colleges taught nearly 2 million people in 2013-14. California's 112-campus community college system, the nation's largest, lost ...
CA Community College Board of Governors Ends Agency's Exclusive Right to ...The San Francisco Appeal
Study: California community colleges confer record number of degrees and ...Lake County News
California to select 4-year community collegesSanta Cruz Sentinel
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
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Bachelor's Degrees at California Community Colleges
Inside Higher Ed
The governing board of California's community college system on Tuesday gave initial approval to 15 of the colleges to offer bachelor's degrees. The selected programs were picked from 34 applicants in part because they meet an unaddressed workforce ...

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Sacramento Bee

15 California community colleges to offer four-year degrees
San Bernardino County Sun
Fifteen California community colleges will begin offering four-year college degrees within the next two years, including several in the Los Angeles region. “We're thrilled to have this opportunity,” said Community College Board of Governors board ...
California community colleges board approves 15 pilot bachelor's degreesSacramento Bee
California community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees (w/video)Santa Rosa Press Democrat
California community colleges to offer bachelor's degreesWashington Times
Fresno Bee
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New York Times

The Value of Community Colleges
New York Times
Tom Hanks's tribute to Chabot College, one of the 112 California Community Colleges, makes some points worth contemplating as we engage in a national debate about President Obama's initiative to make the first two years at community college free.
Why Tom Hanks is pushing community collegeChristian Science Monitor
UW professor emeritus, Tom Hanks back Obama's community college
Why East Bay Alumnus Tom Hanks Likes Obama's Free Community College
ABC News
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Obama's free community college plan would give California less than other states
Los Angeles Times
It's not as though California would lose money. It would — or at least might — be able to spend less money on community colleges. (It might not be able to, but I'll write about that in a later blog post. Then of course there are questions about how ...
The high cost of free community collegeCBS News
Obama's free community college tuition plan worth pursuingSFGate
California community colleges get double dose of good newsCalifornia Forward Reporting
California Economy Reporting -Santa Barbara Independent
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Sacramento Bee

Obama's community college plan spurs interest in California, but many ...
Sacramento Bee
California community college leaders and students said they are optimistic about President Barack Obama's proposal to waive costs at their campuses, but it's unclear how much the plan would improve access in a state that already boasts the lowest fees ...
Obama plan would make community colleges nearly free for millionsLos Angeles Times
Obama's Free Tuition Plan Is a Subsidy for Colleges, Not StudentsReason (blog)
Obama, in Tennessee, Begins Selling His Community College Tuition PlanNew York Times
Huffington Post -Inside Higher Ed -89.3 KPCC (blog)
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