Full coverage: California community colleges
October 4, 2012
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.
8:20 PM PDT, September 22, 2012
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.
4:24 PM PDT, October 19, 2012
The Times higher education reporter Larry Gordon joined L.A. Now Live to discuss efforts by community colleges to offset budget cuts by aggressively tapping alumni and others for donations.
11:55 AM PDT, October 17, 2012
Times education editor Beth Shustera and reporter Stephen Ceasar join city editor Shelby Grad in a Google+ Hangout to discuss the crisis in California's community college system.
9:10 AM PDT, October 4, 2012
Thousands of students in California's community college system are struggling to find enough classes to transfer to a four-year university or earn a degree.
4:38 PM PDT, September 24, 2012
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.
4:52 PM PDT, September 24, 2012
The governing board of California's community colleges Wednesday announced the appointment of an acting chief to replace retiring Chancellor Jack Scott.
June 25, 2012
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.
March 25, 2012
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.
March 14, 2012
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.
10:35 AM PDT, September 25, 2012
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.
March 31, 2011
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.
October 20, 2010
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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