Community Colleges in the News

“Free college” is a new rallying cry in California
Sacramento Bee
September 5, 2017

Community college transfer degrees speed graduation at CSU
Sacramento Bee
August 10, 2017

For some California students, hunger is part of the college experience
Sacramento Bee
August 7, 2017

A Key (State) to Completion
Inside Higher Ed
August 4, 2017

18 States Sue Betsy DeVos And Education Dept. Over Delay Of Borrower Defense Rule
NPR
July 6, 2017

Free community college efforts see rapid growth in California
Education Dive
November 15, 2016

California Today: Why More Community Colleges Offer Free Tuition
The New York Times
November 14, 2016

PPIC Report Finds Vast Majority of Students Entering California’s Community Colleges Are Identified as Unprepared for College and Placed in Remedial Courses
Sierra Sun times
November 12, 2016

Gov. Brown vetoes mental health bill; Rejects services targeting college students
Sac City Express
October 12, 2016

All K-14 education employees to receive up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave
Pleasanton Weekly
October 3, 2016

Two Bills Would Give Greater Job Security to Community College Adjunct Faculty
KQED
September 3, 2016

California Bill Would Give Community-College Adjuncts New Workplace Rights
Chronicle of Higher Education
August 16, 2016

Uncovered California: Community College Students’ Quest for Mental Health Services
Capital & Main
June 29, 2016

Santa Ana Unified students now eligible for a tuition-free first year of community college
OC Register
May 3, 2016

White House Push on Free Community College
Inside Higher Ed
April 26, 2016

What Community Colleges are Doing to Counteract Declining Enrollments
The Chronicle of Higher Education
April 26, 2016

ACCJC Seeking to Patch Up Relationship with California Community Colleges
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
April 7, 2016

New or Improved?
Insidge Higher Ed
March 8, 2016

California public college mental health bill announced
The American River Current
February 29, 2016

California Accreditor Loses Appeal
Inside Higher Ed
January 7, 2016

Tighter Reins on Accreditor
Inside Higher Ed
December 18, 2015

Low Pay, Long Commutes: The Plight Of The Adjunct Professor
NPR
December 17, 2015

California Accreditor Under Fire
Inside Higher Ed
December 10, 2015

Dave Low: Reed’s state pension reform measure would be financial disaster
San Jose Mercury News
August 26, 2015

Free Community College Catches On
Inside Higher Ed
July 9, 2015

Community college accreditation commission needs more accountability: Guest commentary
Los Angeles Daily News
July 8, 2015

Accrediting commission sanctions 4 East Bay community colleges
SF Gate
July 8, 2015

Cerritos College a model of boosting Latino students’ success, study finds
Los Angeles Times
July 8, 2015

Californians forgetting economics of higher education
Union Tribune San Diego
June 24, 2015

Brown signs $115.4 billion state budget with minimal vetoes
SF Gate
June 24, 2015

College accreditation agency is unfair, rife with conflict
Sacramento Bee
June 14, 2015

California pension initiative requires public vote on retirement benefits
Sacramento Bee
June 4, 2015

What’s missing from this year’s budget talks
The Press Democrat
June 4, 2015

Bill Gates, College Dropout: Don’t Be Like Me
The New York Times
June 3, 2015

Assembly clears community college classes in high school
Education Week
June 2, 2015

California Budget Fight: Predictions More Than Programs
KQED
May 28, 2015

California Expands Bachelor’s Degree Programs at Community Colleges
U.S. News
May 27, 2015

California Community Colleges to Receive More Funding Under New Budget
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
May 19, 2015

Gavin Newsom faults insufficient outreach to faculty in push for online education
The Sacramento Bee
May 18, 2015

Final approval given to baccalaureate degree programs
LA Times
May 18, 2015

Education highlights from Gov. Brown’s revised budget
EdSource
May 14,2015

Gov. Brown to boost school spending amid surplus
The Daily Journal
May 11, 2015

Obama, Tom Hanks Push Free Community College
Inside Higher Ed
May 11, 2015

White House lauds efforts to make college affordable
Community College Daily
May 7, 2015

One Easy Fix That Could Make College Financial Aid Simpler and Better
Time
May 7, 2015

Pushing for Free
Inside Higher Ed
May 1, 2015

The Meltdown of a For-Profit College Behemoth
The Atlantic
April 30, 2015

Despite progress, still too few Latinos admitted to UC, report says
The Los Angeles Times
April 29, 2015

A new UC campus? California bill passes Assembly committee
San Jose Mercury News
April 29, 2015

Lawmakers can ease the path to college with dual enrollment
Sacramento Bee
April 27, 2015

City College battle prompts bills to rein in accreditation panel
SF Chronicle
April 26, 2015

Accreditation Under Fire
Inside Higher Ed
April 24, 2015

Gov. Brown names Tulare Republican Conway to college board
Fresno Bee
April 24, 2015

Online courses a cure-all? UCD study says think again
Davis Enterprise
April 21, 2015

PD Editorial: When good times threaten state services
Press Democrat
April 17, 2015

Letters: Assembly bill is appropriate reaction
SF Examiner
April 16, 2015

City College of San Francisco Gains Political Support
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
April 15, 2015

The myth of ACCJC’s “mission of student success” and the unwarranted critique of ACCJC
SF Examiner
April 14, 2015

Student Success is Accrediting Agency’s Primary Mission
SF Examiner
April 12, 2015

Holding City College’s Accreditors Accountable
SF Examiner
April 6, 2015

California hopes to ease path to historically black colleges
Associated Press
March 18, 2015

What’s next for City College of San Francisco?
SF Gate
March 8, 2015

I was a professor at four universities. I still couldn’t make ends meet
Washington Post
March 6, 2015

FACCC’s A&P Conference Highlighted in the Capitol Alert
Sacramento Bee
March 2, 2015

CCSF’s trustees to be restored power in July
San Francisco Chronicle
February 23, 2015

Judge orders accreditor to redo portion of San Francisco college review
The Los Angeles Times
February 19, 2015

Armed officers approved for Santa Ana, Santiago Canyon colleges
The Orange County Register
February 18, 2015

Fulbright Program Seeks To Get More Community Colleges Involved In Exchanges
The Chronicle Of Higher Education
February 12, 2015

New Energy For 2-Year Colleges
Inside Higher Ed
February 12, 2015

The New Bachelor’s Payoff
Inside Higher Ed
February 11, 2015

Education Funding Debate Begins At California Capitol
Capital Public Radio
February 9, 2015

The Problem(S) With Obama’s Community College Plan — And An Alternative
Washington Post
February 8, 2015

Obama Says Students Should ‘Get The Best Skills Possible,’ Quickly And Cheaply
The Chronicle Of Higher Education
February 6, 2015

Counting The Online Population
Inside Higher Ed
February 5, 2015

Calpers, Calstrs Get $300 Million In Securities Settlement
Sacramento Bee
February 3, 2015

Study: College Completion Gap Between Rich, Poor Widens
San Jose Mercury News
February 3, 2015

What Obama’s 2016 Budget Means For Higher Ed
The Chronicle Of Higher Education
February 3, 2015

Obama’s 2016 Budget: A Focus On College Cost, And An Uphill Climb In Congress
The Chronicle Of Higher Education
February 3, 2015

Easier Path From Community College To Cal State, Report Says
Los Angeles Times
February 2, 2015

Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy, A Study Finds
New York Times
February 2, 2015

Adult Ed Faces Funding Changes
San Diego Union-Tribune
January 30, 2015

The True Costs Of Community College
KPBS
January 30, 2015

Experts Debate Graduation Rates For Online Students
U.S. News
January 30, 2015

Free College Sounds Great, But Skeptics Ask What’s The Cost?
Minnesota Public Radio
January 28, 2015

CCSF Sees Lowest Enrollment Drop Since 2012
San Francisco Examiner
January 28, 2015

Community College Students Need More Support to Be Successful, Research Finds
Education Week
January 27, 2015

Obama Doesn’t Want To Tax College Savings Plans After All
Vox
January 27, 2015

Prop. 30, Prudence Helped California Budget’s Balancing Act
San Francisco Chronicle
January 27, 2015

Opinion: Brown Aims For Reform Of Colleges
Sacramento Bee
January 26, 2015

Task Force To Close California’s Skills Gap Kicks Off Their Mission
California Economic Summit
January 26, 2015

Community College Board Ends Agency’s Exclusive Right To Accredit State’s Community Colleges
San Francisco Examiner
January 23, 2015

Biden: More Access To Higher Ed Needed In New US Economy
Santa Maria Times
January 23, 2015

Can The Freshman Year Of College Be Free Online?
Education News
January 23, 2015

15 State Community Colleges Get OK To Offer Bachelor’s Degrees
San Francisco Chronicle
January 20, 2015

California Community Colleges Board Approves 15 Pilot Bachelor’s Degrees
Sacramento Bee
January 20, 2015

Judge Issues Temporary Ruling In City College Accreditation Dispute
KQED
January 19, 2015

Governor’s Proposed Budget Called “A Gift” To Adult Education
EdSource
January 15, 2015

Unions Voice Concern Over City College’s Future After Restoration Status Granted By Accrediting Commission
NBC Bay Area
January 14, 2015

Opinion: Why Obama’s Plan For Tuition-Free Community Colleges Is A Good Idea
Los Angeles Times
January 14, 2015

Op-Ed by Tom Hanks: I Owe It All To Community College
New York Times
January 14, 2015

The Nuts And Bolts Of Obama’s Community College Plan
Los Angeles Times
January 14, 2015

Opinion: Obama’s Free Community College Plan Would Give California Less Than Other States
Los Angeles Times
January 13, 2015

The High Cost Of Free Community College
CBS News
January 13, 2015

Where Obama’s Community-College Plan Falls Short
The Atlantic
January 12, 2015

The Genius Of Obama’s Two-Year College Proposal
The Atlantic
January 12, 2015

Strengthening The Workforce Will Require Creative Investments
San Francisco Chronicle
January 12, 2015

Should Community College Be Free?
Southern California Public Radio
January 9, 2015

Obama’s Community College Plan Spurs Interest In California, But Many Questions Remain
Sacramento Bee
January 9, 2015

Rapid Response: Gov. Jerry Brown’s Budget Plan
Sacramento Bee
January 9, 2015

Jerry Brown’s Budget Plan Will Hold Line On Higher Education Spending
Sacramento Bee
January 9, 2015

Big CCSF Decisions Loom: College’s Future At Stake
San Francisco Chronicle
January 8, 2015

Obama Plan Would Make Community Colleges Nearly Free For Millions
Los Angeles Times
January 8, 2015

Obama Plan For Free Community College: U.S. Would Pay 75%, States 25%
Los Angeles Times
January 8, 2015

Elusive Data On Education And Workforce
Inside Higher Ed
January 8, 2015

Redefining Full-Time Adjunct Work
Inside Higher Ed
January 8, 2015

California Higher Ed Leaders Make Pitches To Lawmakers
Sacramento Bee
January 7, 2015

‘Game Changer': 4-Year Degrees From Some California 2-Year Colleges
Los Angeles Times
December 21, 2014

Members Of Task Force To Close California’s Skills Gap Named
California Economic Summit
December 18, 2014

Getting Accreditation Right: Book Offers Tips On Quality Reviews And Accreditation Process
Inside Higher Ed
December 17, 2014

For First Time In 18 Months, CCSF Board Of Trustees To Hold Official Meeting
San Francisco Examiner
December 17, 2014

Critics Say College Graduation Rates Don’t Tell The Whole Story
Los Angeles Times
December 17, 2014

CCSF Accreditor Takes Beating In Panel Hosted By Rep. Jackie Speier
San Francisco Examiner
December 16, 2014

New State Law Allows Community Colleges To Offer Four-Year Degrees
California Healthline
December 16, 2014

College Degree Still Worth The Investment In California
CBS San Francisco
December 15, 2014

BLOG: California And Public Education: View From Abroad
Inside Higher Ed
December 14, 2014

Is A Digital Degree Equal To Classroom Learning?
Orange County Register
December 13, 2014

Students, Colleges Say $303M Pell Grant Cuts In Cromnibus Spending Bill Could Exacerbate Student Debt Crisis
International Business Times
December 12, 2014

Community College Programs Can Lead To Big Payoffs — In The Right Fields
Capitol Public Radio
December 11, 2014

Re-Evaluation Of CCSF Pitched During Trial’s Closing Arguments
San Francisco Examiner
December 10, 2014

Congress Cuts Federal Financial Aid For Needy Students
Washington Post
December 10, 2014

State-Related Community Colleges
Inside Higher Ed
December 3, 2014

UC, Community College Leaders Discuss Better Serving Transfers
Davis Enterprise
December 3, 2014

Community Colleges Vital To Building Resilient Communities
KUSI San Diego
December 3, 2014

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Partners In Initiative To Provide Technical Assistance To Colleges
Lake County News
December 2, 2014

Lawmakers Push For Changes To Higher Education
The Washington Times
December 2, 2014

New Community College Bachelor’s Degree Serves California Well
San Francisco Chronicle
November 23, 2014

$2 Billion Goes To California Schools, Community Colleges
KFBK
November 21, 2014

Colleges Apply To Offer Four-Year Degrees
San Diego Union-Tribune
November 21, 2014

New Workforce Task Force Vital To Meeting Industry Needs
California Economic Summit
November 20, 2014

Immigration Order Could Mean More Money For Schools
San Diego Union-Tribune
November 20, 2014

California Schools, Community Colleges Could Get Another $2 Billion
Los Angeles Times
November 19, 2014

Community Colleges Competing For Bachelor’s Programs
Capitol Public Radio
November 19, 2014

Keen Interest In Vocational Bachelor’s Degrees
EdSource
November 19, 2014

Gaming The System: Performance-Based Funding Provokes Concern Among College Administrators
Inside Higher Ed
November 19, 2014

AAU Pushes Climate Surveys
Inside Higher Ed
November 19, 2014

Copying Off The Test: For-Profit Colleges May Benefit from a City College Win
San Francisco Weekly
November 18, 2014

Recession And Completion: Enrollment Numbers Grew During Recession, Graduation Rates Slipped
Inside Higher Ed
November 18, 2014

Activists Rally For Local Control Of City College Of SF
KGO
November 18, 2014

Opinion: California’s Achievement Gap Needs More Than Money
Sacramento Bee
November 17, 2014

Community Colleges To Study How To Be More Job-Relevant
Central Valley Business Times
November 17, 2014

California Community Colleges Board Of Governors Elects Officers For 2015
Lake County News
November 17, 2014

CCSF Trustees Deserve To Be Reinstated Now
San Francisco Examiner
November 17, 2014

Transfer Students Double Statewide
Eureka Times-Standard
November 16, 2014

The Community College Effect Revisited: Different Impact For Different Students
Imperial Valley News
November 16, 2014

How Can Community Colleges Get A Piece Of The Billions That Donors Give To Higher Education?
New York Times
November 14, 2014

Reworking Remedial Education
EdSource
November 11, 2014

CCSF Trustees May Not Return To Power Until 2016
San Francisco Chronicle
November 11, 2014

Streamlined California Community Colleges, CSU Transfer Program Confers Nearly 12,000 Associate’s Degrees In 2013-14
Lake County News
November 11, 2014

Governor Jerry Brown Sails To Historic Fourth Term
Capitol Public Radio
November 5, 2014

What A GOP-Led Congress Means For Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed
November 4, 2014

Report: More Public Investment In Higher Education Needed
Education News
November 4, 2014

Live Testimony In CCSF Trial Concludes; Both Sides To Make Closing Arguments Next Month
San Francisco Examiner
November 3, 2014

Panel That Rejected CCSF Appeal Over Accreditation Had Ties To Commission
San Francisco Chronicle
November 2, 2014

Financial Aid Falls Behind Cost Of College In California, PPIC Report Says
Long Beach Press-Telegram
November 2, 2014

California Takes On Academic Inequities For Black, Latino Students
New America Media
November 1, 2014

Weigh The Pros, Cons Of A Community College Bachelor’s Degree
U.S. News
October 31, 2014

City Attorneys: Adequate Warning Not Given On Threat To Close CCSF
San Francisco Examiner
October 31, 2014

Witness: CCSF Received Warnings For Years That It Was In Jeopardy
San Francisco Chronicle
October 30, 2014

Accreditation Group President Denies Edits Had Intent To Close CCSF
San Francisco Examiner
October 30, 2014

Panel Chief Appears To Change Testimony In CCSF Trial
San Francisco Chronicle
October 29, 2014

Dramatic Testimony Shakes Up City College Of San Francisco Trial
San Francisco Chronicle
October 29, 2014

City Attorneys Question Accrediting Commission President’s Role In CCSF Evaluation Process
San Francisco Examiner
October 29, 2014

Online Ed Skepticism and Self-Sufficiency: Survey of Faculty Views on Technology
Inside Higher Ed
October 29, 2014

Accreditation Commission President Testifies Commission Was Quick To Discredit CCSF
CBS San Francisco
October 28, 2014

A New Push to Get Low-Income Students Through College
New York Times
October 28, 2014

S.F. City College’s Accreditation Trial Opens With future On Line
San Francisco Chronicle
October 28, 2014

CCSF Trial Opens With Testimony On Student Success Task Force, Removal Of Trustees
San Francisco Examiner
October 28, 2014

CCSF Trial Begins, Chancellor Testifies College Does Not Deserve Termination
San Francisco Appeal
October 27, 2014

VIDEO: Trial Over San Francisco’s College Accreditation
KRON 4
October 27, 2014

The States’ ‘Great Retreat’
Inside Higher Ed
October 27, 2014

Trial To Begin On City College’s Fate, Accrediting Panel’s Reach
San Francisco Chronicle
October 26, 2014

The Judge With City College Of S.F.’S Future In His Hands
San Francisco Chronicle
October 25, 2014

Why Elite Universities Should Admit More Community College Grads
Washington Post
October 23, 2014

Impacts Of MOOCs On Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed
October 23, 2014

What Really Happens At Community Colleges? A Tool Taps Data For Answers
The Chronicle Of Higher Education
October 22, 2014

FACCC Member In The News: Lion In Winter: Dennis Frisch Wants To Lower The Cost Of Getting An Education
The Corsair
October 22, 2014

California Community Colleges Discuss Adding Accreditors
The San Francisco Examiner
October 22, 2014

Ability To Benefit, Again?
Inside Higher Ed
October 22, 2014

Why 10 Candidates Are Fighting To Be Powerless CCSF Trustees
San Francisco Chronicle
October 19, 2014

Affordability And Attainment: Student Success From Acceptance To Graduation
Huffington Post
October 17, 2014

Benefits Of Free
Inside Higher Ed
October 16, 2014

Report Highlights Financial Aid Gap
Ed Source
October 15, 2014

A New Metric
Inside Higher Ed
October 13, 2014

Law Helps Homeless Students Graduate
EdSource
October 12, 2014

9 Reasons Why Being An Adjunct Faculty Member Is Terrible
Huffington Post
October 11, 2014

California Launching System To Track Students From Classroom To Workplace
Sacramento Business Journal
October 9, 2014

15 Calif. Community Colleges To Offer Bachelor Degrees
USA Today
October 8, 2014

Why Aid For College Is Missing The Mark
New York Times
October 7, 2014

Why Even Top Tier Students Should Consider Community Colleges
PBS
October 6, 2014

California Enacts Strict Student Privacy Law
San Francisco Chronicle
September 29, 2014

Community Colleges Need To Complete Success Plan By Oct. 17
Monterey County Herald
September 29, 2014

Jerry Brown Approves Community College Bachelor’s Degrees
Sacramento Bee
September 29, 2014

Office Hours
Inside Higher Ed
September 29, 2014

Davis’ Bill Would Waive Student Loan Fees
San Diego Union Tribune
September 24, 2014

Reprieve On Default Rates
Inside Higher Ed
September 23, 2014

Viewpoints: Community Colleges Are Helping Students Be Smart About Loans
Sacramento Bee
September 23, 2014

Judge Suggests Shift In Defense To Keep CCSF Open
San Francisco Chronicle
September 22, 2014

Governor Approves Bill Increasing Transparency For California Community College Accreditation
San Francisco Examiner
September 18, 2014

High Impact, Low Participation
Inside Higher Ed
September 18, 2014

Chasing Paper: Are California’s Community Colleges A Bargain?
KCRA 3
September 16, 2014

Boost For Need-Based Aid
Inside Higher Ed
September 15, 2014

State, Districts Struggle To Support Foster Youth
EdSource
September 15, 2014

More Homeless Students In California, But Number Declines In Some Counties, Report Says
Contra Costa Times
September 12, 2014

How Much Will College Cost In 25 Years?
Today
September 10, 2014

Cal State Trustees Raise Scenario Of Transfer-Only University System
Los Angeles Times
September 9, 2014

Bill To Help Community College Foster Students
EdSource
September 9, 2014

Credential Creep Confirmed
Inside Higher Ed
September 9, 2014

CCSF Chancellor Confident School Will Qualify For Restoration Status
San Francisco Examiner
September 8, 2014

ACCJC Continues Accreditation Transparency Practices
San Francisco Examiner
September 7, 2014

Napolitano, Community College Leaders Discuss Ways To Boost Transfers
New America Media
September 6, 2014

FACCC In The News: Battle Brewing Over Online Community College Classes And Local Control
KPCC – Southern California Public Radio
September 5, 2014

Texas Online Classes Generally Cost More Than Campus Ones
Center for Digital Education
September 5, 2014

How Much Student-Loan Debt Is Too Much?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 3, 2014

FACCC In The News: Less Prescriptive In California
Inside Higher Ed
August 28, 2014

California Community Colleges Set Completion Rate Goal
Inside Higher Ed
August 28, 2014

FACCC In The News: California Weighs Community College Baccalaureates To Close Degree Gap
Sacramento Bee
August 27, 2014

CCSF Remains Optimistic For Coming School Year Despite Enrollment Drop
San Francisco Examiner
August 26, 2014

Lowering Interest Rates On Loans Isn’t The Best Way To Help College Students
New York Times
August 25, 2014

FACCC In The News: ‘Future Is Rich’ For City College Of San Franciso, Says Chancellor
New America Media
August 20, 2014

Critics Call for More Oversight of California Accreditation Panel
Los Angeles Times
January 26, 2014