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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: More access to higher ed needed in new US economyLong Beach Press Telegram
Clinton, Biden Visit OC Touting Proposal for Free Community CollegePatch.com

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NBC Southern California

Officers shoot and wound armed man at California community college
Reuters
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 officer shoots and wounds one at California community collegeYahoo News
Hostage Call Leads to Police Confrontation With Gunman at El Camino CollegeNBC Southern California
College police shoot, wound armed man in parking garageSan Jose Mercury News

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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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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 Colleges Board Loosens Accrediting Agency RegulationsPatch.com
Two Bay Area community colleges to launch four-year degree programsSanta Cruz Sentinel
Gavilan misses out on four-year degree programGilroy Dispatch
Petaluma 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 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 ...
15 California community colleges in first wave of bachelor's programsFresno Bee
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
Washington Times -News10.net
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KRON 4

California community college deserves hearing on accreditation: judge
WTAQ
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A college regulator violated the law by failing to give California's largest community college a fair hearing before deciding to terminate its accreditation, according to a tentative court ruling on Friday. The Accrediting ...
Judge rules on suit over California college's accreditationChico Enterprise-Record
San Francisco's two-year college appears less likely to shut down after court ...Inside Higher Ed

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Los Angeles Times

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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