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Press Release — Historic Shift Away from Flawed Standardized Placement Exams and Remedial Education Approved by Board of Governors

March 18, 2019

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors on Monday unanimously adopted regulatory changes designed to keep students from inaccurately being placed into remedial courses that don’t count toward certificates or degrees and create roadblocks to success.

PRESS RELEASE — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Taps Marty J. Alvarado to Lead Educational Services and Support

March 18, 2019

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today announced that Marty J. Alvarado has joined the state Chancellor’s Office as executive vice chancellor for educational services.

Press Release — New Survey of California Community College Students Reveals More than Half Face Food Insecurity and Nearly 20 Percent Have Faced Homelessness

March 7, 2019

Sacramento — More than half the students attending a California community college have trouble affording balanced meals or worry about running out of food, and nearly 1 in 5 are either homeless or do not have a stable place to live, according to a survey released today. 

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Press Release — New Legislation Calls for Expanded Financial Aid Opportunities for Students in the California Community Colleges System  

February 14, 2019

Sacramento — California community college students facing challenges affording their higher educational journey would have access to a new financial aid program under proposed legislation that addresses built-in inequities of existing state and federal aid policies.

Press Release — Heather Hiles Named As CEO and President of the California Online Community College District

February 6, 2019

Sacramento — The California Online Community College Board of Trustees today voted to approve Heather Hiles as the college’s first CEO.

Press Release — Board To Vote On Heather Hiles As CEO and President of the California Online Community College District

February 6, 2019

Sacramento, Calif. – The California Online Community College Board of Trustees will vote today on the confirmation of Heather Hiles as the college’s first CEO.



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The Sacramento Bee  
Published: March 21, 2019
 
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Inside Higher Ed  
Published: March 22, 2019
 
Free Community College Bill Passes First Legislative Hurdle  
NBC Bay Area  
Published: March 24, 2019
 
What Students Are Saying About the College Admissions Cheating Scandal  
The New York Times  
Published: March 21, 2019
 
'A bachelor’s degree is a bachelor’s degree' | So what’s the difference between CSUs, UCs  
ABC 10  
Published: March 21, 2019

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2015 State of the System - We Are the California Community Colleges

We Are the California Community Colleges

The California Community Colleges is the nation’s largest system of higher education, made up of 114 colleges, 72 districts and 2.1 million students. This short video showcases the wide range of degrees, certificates and career training programs and classes available at our campuses while celebrating the equally diverse range of students who attend them.


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