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  • Fifteen community colleges in California to offer four-year degrees

    Fifteen community colleges in California to offer four-year degrees
    Fifteen California community colleges should be able to offer four-year degrees starting as soon as next year, state officials announced Tuesday.
  • '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...

    Senate leader Kevin De Leon proposes slashing rival's key program

    Two days after lawmaker John Perez left office, longtime political rival and Senate leader Kevin De Leon proposed Tuesday to make deep cuts to a scholarship program seen as a key part of Perez's legacy as state Assembly speaker. De Leon, who like...

    Gov. Brown toughens rules on senior residential care facilities

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday approved sweeping new rules for residential care facilities aimed at protecting senior citizens from substandard conditions. The governor approved nine bills that his office said in a statement are meant to "protect the health...

    California lawmakers pass education and drug bills, strike Prop. 187

    California lawmakers pass education and drug bills, strike Prop. 187
    California community colleges could offer four-year degrees for the first time, and suspension of defiant schoolchildren would be curtailed, under proposals sent to Gov. Jerry Brown by the Legislature on Thursday. Bids to reduce sentences for some...