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California May Loosen Alcohol Laws For Underage Students

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.04.2014 | College

A new bill proposed in California would allow some underage students to taste alcohol, all in the name of academia. Students enrolled in brewing, v...

Why Colleges Are Planting Recruiters In California

Ventura County Star | Jean Cowden Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

After years of turning away qualified students, universities nationwide now find themselves in a new spot -- competing for a shrinking pool of potenti...

New California Law Could Shut Out Low-Income College Students

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.11.2013 | College

A controversial new law will allow some California community colleges to charge more for their most popular classes, outraging some students and publi...

Good News For California Students

Times-Herald, Vallejo, Calif. | Sarah Rohrs | Posted 01.14.2013 | San Francisco

At Vallejo's California Maritime Academy, student Devon Coyl is relieved a decision about tuition increases have been put off indefinitely. "I do not...

College Dreams Grow Closer to Reality in California

Paul Murre | Posted 10.16.2012 | College
Paul Murre

Both components of the Middle Class Scholarship Act have passed the California State Assembly. And now it seems there is a real possibility for deep, impactful reform of our higher education system.

Making Room for the Middle by Supporting Speaker Pérez's Middle Class Scholarship Act

Phil Ting | Posted 06.09.2012 | San Francisco
Phil Ting

It actually happened. It's now more expensive for a middle-class family to send a child to one of our California state universities than it is to send their son or daughter to Harvard.

Community Colleges Need Alternatives

The Daily Trojan | Posted 06.04.2012 | College
The Daily Trojan

A reason students attend community college before applying to a more expensive four-year college is to save money. Pricier courses would undermine their purpose: providing affordable options to students from all backgrounds.

Rick Santorum's Wildly False Claim About California Schools

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.03.2012 | College

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum claimed on Monday that most public universities in the University of California system do not offer American hist...

Will Rich Students Get First Dibs At Community Colleges?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.18.2012 | Los Angeles

After millions of dollars in budget cuts over the last few years, Santa Monica College says that help is on the way -- thanks to a controversial new p...

Which Local Colleges Yield The Highest-Paying Jobs?

Carly Schwartz | Posted 11.29.2011 | San Francisco

We're never one to shy away from our obsession with college rankings, so we were thrilled to see our friends over at the San Francisco Business Times ...

Free-ish Solutions: Expanding College Access for CA's Foster Youth

David Ambroz | Posted 11.22.2011 | Impact
David Ambroz

Under current California law, students who have served in the armed forces or are disabled are allowed to enroll early in classes at the California State Universities, UCs and Community Colleges. A current bill in Sacramento would extend this privilege to foster youth.

CA's For-Profit Colleges Under Investigation

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Erica Perez | Posted 07.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Erica Perez The New York state attorney general's office has subpoenaed five for-profit colle...

UC, Cal State Schools TOO HARD To Get Into, Report Says

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A new report from the Public Policy Institute of California recommends that the state's beleaguered school system -- plagued by budget cuts and overen...

California Students Look To Colleges In Other States

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

New reports indicate that more and more California students are leaving the state to pursue higher education. The San Jose Mercury News has more: Un...