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MS — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Applauds Final Legislative Approval of Bill Allowing Community Colleges to Confer Bachelor’s Degrees

August 21, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris today issued statement in response to state Senate passage of SB 850 (Block), legislation authorizing the system to award bachelor’s degrees at 15 community colleges in limited circumstances

PR — California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges launch new student success campaign

August 21, 2014

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges unveiled the new Step:Forward campaign today — an awareness effort and website that encourages students to adopt successful behaviors to increase the likelihood they will achieve their educational and career goals.

Press Release — Two New Executive Hires Fill Posts Critical to Advancing Student Success Initiative in California Community Colleges

August 14, 2014

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges today announced the following executive office hires.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Makes $45 Million Investment to Cut Power Costs, Improve Energy Efficiency Job-Training Programs

August 11, 2014

Sacramento — Thanks to Proposition 39, the voter-approved initiative that provides funding for energy projects in state schools, the Chancellor’s Office dispersed $45 million to community colleges to pay for energy efficient and clean energy infrastructure improvements, and to enhance green jobs-training programs.

Media Advisory — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris and Board President Manuel Baca Laud New Federal Law that Lowers Tuition Costs for Non-Resident Veterans

August 8, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris and Board of Governors President Manuel Baca today praised legislation signed into law this week by President Obama that directs colleges and universities to charge in-state tuition to all veterans and their families, regardless of residency.

PR — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Welcomes President Obama to Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

July 24, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris today welcomed President Obama to Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, in a visit that highlighted the critical role that community colleges play in developing the nation’s workforce.

Press Release — Dr. John W. Rice Award Presented to California Community Colleges Program and Employee Exemplifying Diversity and Equity at Ceremony Today

July 8, 2014

Sacramento — The 14th Annual Dr. John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award ceremony was held today at The Sterling Hotel in Sacramento and honored a college program and administrator whose work has fostered student equity, diversity, and access in the California Community Colleges system.

Press Relase — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Announces Updates to Executive Team

July 7, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris today announced that Dr. Pamela Walker, currently interim president of American River College, has received an appointment by the Governor’s Office as vice chancellor of academic affairs for the Chancellor’s Office, and will begin this August.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Issues Statement Questioning Validity of New Report on Time to Completion

July 1, 2014

SacramentoPatrick Perry, vice chancellor for technology, research, and information systems, issued the following statement about a report issued today by the Campaign for College Opportunity on time to completion rates and student costs in California community colleges:.

 


 

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Gov. Jerry Brown should spell out how he'd fund school construction
Los Angeles Times
Published: August 20, 2014 | (Link to story)
NEA’s new president denounces testing
EdSource
Published: August 20, 2014 | (Link to story)
Common Core educational standards are losing support nationwide, poll shows
The Washington Post
Published: August 20, 2014 | (Link to story)
Cal State University system tackles escalating textbook costs
Pasadena Star-News (AP)
Published: August 20, 2014 | (Link to story)
Local leaders discuss challenges, opportunities for those in poverty
Los Angeles Daily News
Published: August 20, 2014 | (Link to story)
 

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California Community Colleges Commitment to War Veterans 

Short film: "California Community Colleges Commitment to Veterans"

More than 50 percent of the California veterans who use their G.I. Bill benefits to enroll in college do so at one of the state's 112 community colleges. This short film showcases the best practices in serving the needs of these returning veterans, who also share their thoughts and experiences on transitioning back to civilian life.


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Fast Facts

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General Facts:

  • With more than 2.1 million students on 112 campuses, the California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the United States.
  • One in every four community college students in the nation attends a California community college.
  • Most of the 112 colleges are on the semester system, but Foothill, DeAnza and Lake Tahoe community colleges are on the quarter system.
  • Three out of every 10 Californians ages 18-24 are currently enrolled in a community college.
  • Fifty-five percent of community college students are people of diverse ethnic backgrounds and roughly 53 percent are female.

The 2013-2014 State Budget Funding for the California Community Colleges:

  • $25 million for Adult Education and $15.7 million Apprenticeship shift from K-12 to California Community Colleges.
  • $89 million to increase access.
  • $87.5 million for Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).
  • $209 million reduction in payment deferrals.
  • $47 million energy efficiency/Proposition 39.
  • $16.9 million for statewide distance education initiative.