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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.
Biden Touts Controversial Community College Plan in CaliforniaBreitbart News
Biden Touts Free Community College Plan In Culver CityNeon Tommy
Biden's push for free community college tuition gets lukewarm response89.3 KPCC (blog)
KABC-TV -Washington Times
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CBS Local

Officers shoot and wound armed man at California community college
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two campus police officers responding to a report of a hostage situation shot and wounded an 18-year-old man on Thursday in a parking lot at a Southern California community college after he pointed a gun at them, police said.
Campus cop shot, wounded armed man at California community collegeBangor Daily News
Campus officer shoots and wounds one at California community collegeColumbus Dispatch

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California to select 4-year community colleges
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Community colleges in the state currently offer 2-year degrees. Under legislation authored by State Sen. Marty Block, as many as 15 colleges could offer 4-year degrees in areas including health information management, dental hygiene and biomanufacturing.

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Study: California community colleges confer record number of degrees and ...
Lake County News
SACRAMENTO – California's community college system conferred a record number of degrees and certificates in the most recent academic year as enrollment and course offerings throughout the 112-college system increased for the first time since the Great ...

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California community colleges set record for degrees, certificates
Los Angeles Times
During the recession, the two-year college system reduced class offerings, and many students were unable to enroll in courses needed for graduation. The system has struggled to provide enough remedial classes for the high numbers of students who need ...
CA Community Colleges Board Loosens Accrediting Agency
Two Bay Area community colleges to launch four-year degree programsSanta Cruz Sentinel
Santa Rosa Junior College not jumping into four-year degree programsPetaluma Argus Courier

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In These Times

Community College in the Crosshairs
In These Times
“ACCJC is not a fair and constructive overseer of accreditation for California's community colleges,” said President Joshua Pechthalt in a statement. “Its bad behavior was revealed in this trial, and demonstrates the need for reform of community ...

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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 in first wave of bachelor's programs
Fresno Bee
Fifteen California community colleges — none in the central San Joaquin Valley — were presented by the system chancellor Tuesday as those that he thinks should be authorized to offer bachelor's degrees for the first time. Chancellor Brice Harris ...
15 California Community Colleges Poised to Offer 4-Year Bachelor's DegreesNBC Bay Area
California community colleges board approves 15 pilot bachelor's degreesSacramento Bee
California community colleges to offer bachelor's degreesWashington Times
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15 California community colleges to offer four-year degrees
The Pasadena Star-News
Fifteen California community colleges will begin offering four-year college degrees within the next two years, including five colleges in the Los Angeles region. “We're thrilled to have this opportunity,” said Community College Board of Governors board ...

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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
Inside Higher Ed -89.3 KPCC (blog) -EdSource Today
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