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  • Women's colleges lead push to redefine gender rules

    Women's colleges lead push to redefine gender rules
    At a women's college, gender should be the easiest qualification for entry. That's no longer the case. Women's colleges across the country are reconsidering their admission policies to adapt to a changing world in which gender norms are being challenged...
  • Critics say college graduation rates don't tell the whole story

    Critics say college graduation rates don't tell the whole story
    Pushing public colleges and universities to increase graduation rates has become a key objective for President Obama and California Gov. Jerry Brown, among others, as they seek to hold higher education institutions more accountable. Encouraging students...
  • 'Game changer': 4-year degrees from some California 2-year colleges

    'Game changer': 4-year degrees from some California 2-year colleges
    Steve Crawford recently graduated from the mortuary science program at Cypress College in Orange County. If he passes state tests, he could get a job in a coroner's office, which was once his dream job. But Crawford has decided he might want to work...
  • Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth-term goals

    Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth-term goals
    SACRAMENTO — Four years after calling for "courage and sacrifice" to dig California out of the depths of recession, Jerry Brown begins an unprecedented fourth term as governor Monday amid an economic rebound that has delivered near-record job growth...
  • Students at struggling Drew Middle School learn skill through debate

    Students at struggling Drew Middle School learn skill through debate
    For years, Charles Drew Middle School in South Los Angeles was so notorious for poor quality and unruly students that it was tagged "Drew Zoo." But don't tell that to the 16 seventh- and eighth-graders who recently reeled off facts, fiercely presented...
  • To give their children a better education, parents launch new school

    To give their children a better education, parents launch new school
    Maria Melendrez's daughter thrived for three years at the Julian Nava Learning Academy, a sparkling middle-school campus in South L.A. where she was pushed to excel. But Melendrez feared what would come next for her daughter. She could send her to...
  • California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners'

    California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners'
    After more than 11 years in Los Angeles public schools, Dasha Cifuentes still isn't speaking or writing English at grade level. The U.S. native, whose parents are Mexican immigrants, was raised in a Spanish-speaking household and she acknowledges that the...
  • Down on the farm: Pierce College ag program slowly changes direction

    Down on the farm: Pierce College ag program slowly changes direction
    To Leland Shapiro, a tour of the Pierce College campus is heavy on memories. "This is where the 6,000 chickens used to be," he says, pointing at what is now a parking lot. "This is where the flowers were," he says as he passes an abandoned building....
  • A college athlete beaten back by meningitis reclaims his life

    A college athlete beaten back by meningitis reclaims his life
    Aaron Loy sat on his surfboard, bobbing in the flat Pacific, waiting for a wave. It was an unusually light day seven weeks into his freshman year at UC Santa Barbara — no classes, no lacrosse team practice and only a bit of homework for later....
  • December a critical time for university donations

    December a critical time for university donations
    Late December has a special meaning for colleges and universities, beyond the relief of winter vacation and the deadlines for final grades. This is the most important time of year for fundraising in higher education. Even without Santa's help, some...
  • UC's enrollment guarantee gives students an education to fall back on

    UC's enrollment guarantee gives students an education to fall back on
    Aimee Ruiz was panicked. The four UC campuses she applied to had rejected her. Two private colleges had accepted her but not offered enough financial aid. She considered taking a year off school to work and save money. Then UC Merced emailed to see if...