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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
Obama's proposes two years of free community collegeThe Clause
What does free community college mean?Sonoma State Star
U-T San Diego -Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
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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
Clinton, Biden Visit OC Touting Proposal for Free Community
Biden: More access to higher ed needed in new US economyLong Beach Press Telegram

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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.

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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
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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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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Santa Rosa Press Democrat

California community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees (w/video)
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
SAN FRANCISCO — The chancellor of California's vast community college system announced 15 schools on Tuesday that he wants to participate in a pilot program that allows the state's 2-year schools to offer baccalaureates for the first time. The ...
California community colleges board approves 15 pilot bachelor's degreesSacramento Bee
15 California community colleges in first wave of bachelor's programsFresno Bee
California community colleges to offer bachelor's degreesWashington Times
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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.
Tom Hanks New York Times Op-Ed: 'I Owe It All To Community College'Business Insider
UW professor emeritus, Tom Hanks back Obama's community college
Why East Bay Alumnus Tom Hanks Likes Obama's Free Community College
ABC News -Christian Science Monitor
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Santa Barbara Independent

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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89.3 KPCC (blog)

Obama plan would make community colleges nearly free for millions
Los Angeles Times
Aiming to dramatically expand access to higher education, President Obama on Thursday proposed making community college virtually free for millions of high school graduates — a potential boon for California's system, the largest in the nation. The ...
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
Community college experts welcome Obama's plan, with some reservationsInside Higher Ed
89.3 KPCC (blog) -EdSource Today -The Atlantic
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