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Press Release — California Community Colleges Announce Virtual Town Hall to Develop Strategic Vision for the System

April 11, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, with support from the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation and College Futures Foundation, is soliciting input from the public through a virtual town hall as part of an effort to develop a long-term, ambitious vision for the California Community Colleges.

Press Release — Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Congratulates 14 California Community Colleges and Community College Districts for Winning Award for Innovation in Higher Education

April 4, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley congratulated the 14 California community colleges and community colleges districts that they won a $25 million state award for developing innovative programs to increase completion rates and make college more affordable. The Committee on Awards for Innovation in Higher Education announced the awards on Monday. The money will be split among the winning campuses and districts.

Press Release — New Salary Surfer Data Show Big Wage Gains for Students Who Earn Associate Degrees or Certificates at California Community Colleges

March 29, 2017

Sacramento — It pays to complete your degree: earning a degree or certificate from a California community college continues to deliver a remarkable return on investment, according to updated analysis on Salary Surfer data. The online tool allows students and the public to view aggregated median earnings of those who complete a certificate or degree in a specific community college discipline and then enter the workforce.



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Inside Higher Ed
Published: April 25, 2017 | (Link to story)
Education Department relaxes financial aid process in the absence of IRS tool
The Washington Post
Published: April 24, 2017 | (Link to story)
Controversial charter bill could face prolonged fight in Legislature
Published: April 24, 2017 | (Link to story)
4 community college leaders to watch in 2017 and beyond
Education Dive
Published: April 24, 2017 | (Link to story)
CSU Stockton proponents keep plugging
Published: April 24, 2017 | (Link to story)

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