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Senate confirms film producer to California college board
Eureka Times Standard
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate has confirmed the former executive producer of the "The Hangover" movies to the California Community College Board of Governors. Senators voted 29-6 Thursday in support of Scott Budnick. Budnick was ...

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Actor Praises Community Colleges
The Independent
According to the editorial posted on the California Community College website, Tom Hanks described enrolling at Chabot College in Hayward was the turning point in his life. He started studying theater, and watched a performance of Eugene O'Neill's The ...

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Better Education Options Urged for California Prisoners
Inside Higher Ed
A new report is pushing for access to more effective college opportunities for prisoners and formerly incarcerated people in California. In the late 1970s, all of California's state prisons had in-person college programs, and 15 community colleges ...

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Town Hall in Los Angeles invokes business voices for stronger workforce
California Economy Reporting
One thing is evident as the California Community Colleges host across the state town halls honing in on building a better workforce: Business is very interested in the topic of workforce development and wants to talk about it. The latest town hall was ...

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Highlander Newspaper

Editorial: Community colleges can contribute to California's need for degrees
Highlander Newspaper
Community colleges in California have recently received approval to start running pilot programs for four-year degrees. The program will allow for community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees that are not offered by nearby public universities in an ...

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Sacramento Bee

California higher ed needs sufficient funding
Sacramento Bee
The Master Plan has served California for decades, and continues to guide the state's three higher education segments: the California Community Colleges, the California State University and the University of California. Today, each segment continues to ...

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Rebuilding California's Middle Class: One Community College at a Time
Fox and Hounds Daily
Today in California, the majority of community college students, and nearly all low-income students, pay few, if any fees. As business columnist Kathleen Pender has detailed, almost half of the state's community college students receive a waiver on all ...

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Daily Californian

Obama's free community college proposal met with excitement, hesitation
Daily Californian
The California community college system is the largest system of higher education in the country, with more than 2.3 million students enrolled in 2013-14, according to the system's website. Before states can decide whether to implement the program, it ...
UC officials weigh in on effects of Obama's free community college announcementThe Aggie
Obama's community-college gambleWashington Post
Obama: Scaling back college savings benefits wasn't worth itPBS NewsHour

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Los Angeles Times

What will bachelor's degrees from community colleges be worth?
Los Angeles Times
When 15 California community colleges received preliminary approval to offer four-year degrees recently, officials touted the move as a way to provide highly trained workers at a lower cost, especially for technical jobs in fields such as medicine and ...
Select community colleges will now offer bachelor's degreesThe Daily Titan

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U-T San Diego

California Community College students now have more than 1600 streamlined ...
Lake County News
SACRAMENTO – California community college students aspiring to earn an associate degree guaranteeing admission to California State University (CSU) through a streamlined transfer program will have more than 1,600 degrees available starting this ...
More students use transfer degreesU-T San Diego
California State University Transfer Program Making ProgressKPBS

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