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Should Community Colleges Build Dorms for Students?

Matthew Polamalu was spending 1.5 hours each day commuting back and forth to community college along Southern California’s congested freeways when he decided he’d had enough. Opinion Felicia Mello CALmatters He sat down at his computer and Go...

Two Years of Free Community College? It’s in the Hopper.

Two years of free community college may soon become a reality for 2.1 million students in California through Assembly Bill 2. The measure is a more aggressive version of 2017's Assembly Bill 19, or the California College Promise. That program dispersed $46 ...
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What Is California Doing Right? Community Colleges.

Dan Walters might be the most high-profile media advocate for community colleges in California. "Low-cost, conveniently located community colleges are the primary gateway into post-high school job training a...

Why Four-Year Degrees Aren’t Coming to Fresno City College

A pilot program in California allows 15 community colleges to offer four-year degrees. Fresno City College is not on that list, and it won't be for the time being. That's because a plan outlined in Senate Bill 769 to double the program to 30 schools was wat...