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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 By Carla Rivera
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 By Carla Rivera
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.’


A system in crisis
Rural community colleges face distinct challenges

More community colleges embrace fund-raising, reconnect with alumni

More students commuting to multiple campuses


2011 Times Investigation: Billions to spend
How a $5.7 billion program to rebuild went astray

The political money behind the rebuilding



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