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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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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.
Biden Touts Controversial Community College Plan in CaliforniaBreitbart News
Vice President Joe Biden visits West Los Angeles CollegeKABC-TV
Clinton, Biden Visit OC Touting Proposal for Free Community
Long 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.
Campus officer shoots and wounds one at California community collegeColumbus Dispatch

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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
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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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

California community colleges board approves 15 pilot bachelor's degrees
Sacramento Bee
Advocates of community college bachelor's degrees, which already are in place in 21 other states, have pushed for their introduction in California to generate up to an additional 1 million degrees in the state workforce by 2025. Senate Bill 850 allowed ...
California community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees (w/video)Santa Rosa Press Democrat
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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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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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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