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  • Brown's China trip may have dubious value for the state

    Brown's China trip may have dubious value for the state
    SACRAMENTO — You know things are going splendidly for a governor when he can arrange a weeklong jaunt through China and not have to pay a cent himself — or even dip into the public till.
  • Community college reforms headed to governor

    California’s community colleges began the fall term this week on a low note, having slashed course offerings in response to severe funding cuts and with thousands of students on waiting lists for classes. But the system received a dose of...

    Community college chief gets new job -- as lecturer

    Jack Scott, who is retiring this week as chancellor of California Community Colleges, is to become a scholar in residence at Claremont Graduate University's School of Educational Studies.

    Michael Hiltzik: Academia and the profit motive

    The rise of the publicly traded for-profit university has led quite properly to questions about where the student's welfare ranks among the priorities of these institutions. Spokespersons for companies such as the University of Phoenix and Kaplan...

    Students rally in Sacramento

    Thousands of college students and faculty rallied Monday in Sacramento in support of higher education, another in a series of recent actions throughout the state designed to highlight the effects of budget cuts. The demonstration was organized by the...