Full coverage: California community colleges

Full coverage: California community colleges

FADING DREAMS
California community colleges
A series of Times' stories has tracked the state's two-year colleges buckling under the stress of funding cuts, increased demand and a weak record of student success.
Brown seeks to reshape California's community colleges
The governor wants to limit the number of credits students can accumulate. He also proposes changing the funding formula to pay schools for students who complete courses.
New California community colleges head is taking things slow
Brice W. Harris, who took charge of the beleaguered California colleges Nov. 6, isn't rushing in with a plan, saying, 'There's a real risk in charting a specific vision too soon.'
More community college news

 Community colleges' crisis slows students' progress to a crawl

October 4, 2012

FADING DREAMS

Community colleges' crisis slows students' progress to a crawl

The first course Charity Hansen is taking as a freshman at Pasadena City College is a basic class on managing time, speaking up in discussions, setting ambitious goals and then going after them.

California's community colleges staggering during hard times

8:20 PM PDT, September 22, 2012

Fading dreams

California's community colleges staggering during hard times

Marianet Tirado returned to Los Angeles Trade Tech community college this fall, optimistic that she would get into the classes she needs to transfer to a four-year university.

Community colleges to enforce registration priorities

4:38 PM PDT, September 24, 2012

Community colleges to enforce registration priorities

The governing board of California┬┐s community colleges approved historic, system-wide registration policies that favor students who have a specific education plan and have completed orientation and assessment tests.

Community colleges name acting chancellor

4:52 PM PDT, September 24, 2012

Community colleges name acting chancellor

The governing board of California's community colleges Wednesday announced the appointment of an acting chief to replace retiring Chancellor Jack Scott.

Long Beach City College tries an alternative to placement tests

June 25, 2012

Long Beach City College tries an alternative to placement tests

Edward Yacuta felt rushed and nervous when he took a test to determine whether he was ready for college-level English classes at Long Beach City College.

Community colleges chief decries budget cuts' toll on students

March 25, 2012

Community colleges chief decries budget cuts' toll on students

California community colleges have shed more than 300,000 students since 2009 because the students cannot get into classes, and the toll is likely to grow unless the state reverses course and pumps more money into higher education.

Santa Monica College to offer two-tier course pricing

March 14, 2012

Santa Monica College to offer two-tier course pricing

Santa Monica College reversed course Friday, canceling a two-tier fee program that had sparked student protests, opposition from the state's community colleges chancellor and national debate about the mission of public institutions.

California community college board endorses sweeping reforms

10:35 AM PDT, September 25, 2012

California community college board endorses sweeping reforms

The governing board of California's community colleges on Monday approved reforms intended to streamline the path to graduation and transfer for thousands of students.

California community colleges to slash enrollment, classes

March 31, 2011

California community colleges to slash enrollment, classes

Facing a state funding cut of up to 10%, California's community colleges will enroll 400,000 fewer students next fall and slash thousands of classes to contend with budget shortfalls that threaten to reshape their mission, officials said Wednesday.

Community colleges not preparing California's future workforce, study says

October 20, 2010

Community colleges not preparing California's future workforce, study says

Seventy percent of students seeking degrees at California's community colleges did not manage to attain them or transfer to four-year universities within six years, according to a new study that suggests that many two-year colleges are failing to prepare the state's future workforce.

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