A group of adult education students held a rally Wednesday to demand greater funding for adult education programs.
About 30 members of the group United Adult Students gathered at the Evans Community Adult School in downtown Los Angeles to gather signatures for petitions that will be presented to lawmakers in Sacramento on Thursday.
Fewer than half of California’s community college students transferred to a four-year school or earned an associate’s degree in 2011-12, the lowest level of completion in five years, according to data released Tuesday by the chancellor’s office.
A state mandate to focus on two-year students rather than 'lifelong learners' threatens the campuses' valued role in the community, along with their financial health. Mendocino College is a prime example.
The more than $500 million in grant money allotted to nearly 300 community colleges and universities for job training this week reflects a needed shift in priorities in community colleges, according to U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.
More than 470,000 community college students are beginning the fall semester on waiting lists, unable to get into the courses they need, according to a survey of California's two-year colleges that captures a system struggling amid severe budget cuts.
Under existing rules, community college students who receive federal financial aid, including Pell Grants and federal student loans, lose their aid packages after 150 percent of the credit hours it would take to complete the degree. For example, if a degree would normally require 60 credit hours, the student would lose eligibility after 90 credit hours.
Hit the open road with Dr. Jill Biden and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis at they travel through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia stopping at community colleges along the way to see examples of programs where the private sector is partnering with Community Colleges to build the workforce of the future.