In the News – Archive

Articles related to community college faculty issues and SMCCCD, selected from local, state and national news sources.
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December 29, 2020 — Proposition 16 lost. Now what? Ideas to boost diversity at California universities (EdSource)

December 23, 2020 — A billion dollars in federal relief is coming to California’s community colleges and their students (Cal Matters)

December 23, 2020 — New operator sought at San Mateo Athletic Club  (San Mateo Daily Journal)

December 17, 2020 — ‘Losing A Generation’: Fall College Enrollment Plummets For 1st-Year Students (NPR)

December 12, 2020 — The bipartisan stimulus proposal leaves working people on the cutting-room floor at the the darkest time of the pandemic (The Hill)

December 11, 2020 — ‘The Chicana/o/x Dream’ (Inside Higher Ed)

December 10, 2020 — Community colleges hardest hit as college enrollment among high school graduates falls nationally amid the pandemic (EdSource)

November 2020 — Basic needs insecurity in the higher education instructional workforce (Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice)

November 21, 2020 — College district should do better in addressing the inequities of part time workers (Skyline View)

November 18, 2020 — In ‘remarkable’ turnaround, California schools can expect huge one-time windfall next year, LAO says (EdSource)

November 9, 2020 — San Mateo County home sales market immune to pandemic (San Mateo Daily Journal)

October 22, 2020 — Prop. 16: Why is affirmative action measure struggling in woke California? (San Francisco Chronicle)

October 21, 2020 — California’s Prop. 13 overhaul losing ground in new poll; affirmative action initiative trails (San Francisco Chronicle)

October 20, 2020 — Peralta reaches 100 percent pay parity; locals win distance education support (California Federation of Teachers)

October 20, 2020 — Historic $100-million gift will help California community college students most in need (Los Angeles Times)

October 9, 2020 — Who’s opposing Proposition 15? Land developers and Big Business (Los Angeles Times)

October 9, 2020 — Who’s opposing Proposition 15? Land developers and Big Business (Los Angeles Times)

October 5, 2020 — Prop. 15 Would Close a Corporate Tax Loophole. Here’s How It Got There in the First Place (KQED)

October 3, 2020 — Meet the candidates who want to lead the San Mateo County Community College District (Palo Alto Daily Post)

September 30, 2020 — Quick Guide: Proposition 15, the proposed ’split-roll’ tax on commercial property (EdSource)

September 29, 2020 — Pandemic Imperils Promotions for Women in Academia (New York Times)

September 29, 2020 — California Community Colleges, the Ban on Affirmative Action, and the Restrictions to Improving Racial Equity (Education Trust—West)

September 21, 2020 — Whitlock drops out of race for college district board (Palo Alto Daily Post)

September 15, 2020 — San Mateo County Community College District candidate defends right to run for seat (San Mateo Daily Journal)

September 11, 2020 — Ex-HR chief at college district got $2.3 million to leave job; now he’s helping the DA build a case against his former boss (Palo Alto Daily Post)

September 3, 2020 — San Mateo County Community College District weighs student housing (San Mateo Daily Journal)

August 24, 2020 — Overturning Austerity 101: California’s Prop 15 Will Tax the Rich (Labor Notes)

August 20, 2020 — Galatolo and the community college board (San Mateo Daily Journal)

August 20, 2020 — A ballot prop that could boost racial equity among university faculty (CalMatters)

August 14, 2020 — The Black Lives Next Door (New York Times)

August 12, 2020 — New AAUP statement urges institutions to treat their adjuncts as essential team members (Inside Higher Ed)

July 30, 2020 — Peralta Colleges Chancellor Steps Down, Citing Conflicts with Board of Trustees (Post News Group)

July 29, 2020 — American Federation of Teachers Passes Resolution in Support of the Green New Deal (AFT)

July 22, 2020 — California’s online community college still has much to prove (EdSource)

July 18, 2020 — Peralta Colleges chancellor who resigned is shown the door early (East Bay Times)

July 17, 2020 — Troubled Peralta college district’s chief resigns in dispute over hiring and unions, citing ‘hostility’ (San Francisco Chronicle)

July 17, 2020 — UC, CSU and community college leaders weigh in on online learning, police reform and how the coronavirus is changing higher education (East Bay Times)

July 15, 2020 — Make Black lives matter by investing in Black Communities (AFT Voices)

July 14, 2020 — Government Backs Down on International Student Policy (Inside Higher Ed)

July 13, 2020 — Urgent deadline approaches for international college students fighting to stay in U.S. (Los Angeles Times)

July 9, 2020 — California sues to stop Trump effort to bar international students amid pandemic (San Francisco Chronicle)

July 8, 2020 — New visa restrictions unfair to students and their schools (San Francisco Chronicle)

July 8, 2020 — College Courses Online Are Disappointing. Here’s How to Fix Them. (New York Times)

July 7, 2020 — The Cruelty of ICE’s Guidance for International Students (Chronicle of Higher Education)

July 7, 2020 — Trump Visa Rules Seen as Way to Pressure Colleges on Reopening (New York Times)

July 3, 2020 — Colleges Face Rising Revolt by Professors (New York Times)

July 1, 2020 — Community colleges struggle with students’ food needs as pandemic increases demand (EdSource)

June 24, 2020 — CSM gym contract revised after questions about operator selection process (San Mateo Daily Journal)

June 24, 2020 — College of San Mateo offering free food distribution (Palo Alto Daily Post)

June 23, 2020 — Calbright College survives in new California state budget agreement (EdSource)

June 23, 2020 — Cañada College launches investigation into student’s video mocking George Floyd (The Almanac)

June 22, 2020 — Community colleges grapple with students’ basic needs (Capitol Weekly)

June 19, 2020 —Higher Education, the Pandemic, Capitalism and Power (Counterpunch)

June 18, 2020 —‘We Can’t Ignore This Issue’: How to Talk With Students About Racism (Chronicle of Higher Education)

June 18, 2020 — California Community Colleges Win Suit On Behalf Of Undocumented Students (CapRadio)

June 13, 2020 — Will 2020 crises permanently derail community college students’ educations? (Boston Globe)

June 12, 2020 — California’s Community Colleges Unite on Racial Equity (Inside Higher Ed)

June 10, 2020 — College district to discuss controversial gym contractor (Palo Alto Daily Post)

June 10, 2020 — Why Black male teachers matter (AFT Voices)

June 10, 2020 — California’s online-only community college is flunking out with legislators (San Francisco Chronicle)

June 4, 2020 — Community College Systems to Review Police Training (Inside Higher Ed)

June 1, 2020 — How Higher Ed Can Fight Racism: ‘Speak Up When It’s Hard’ (Chronicle of Higher Education)

June 1, 2020 — After George Floyd’s Killing, What Academics Can Do? (Chronicle of Higher Education)

May 27, 2020 — Continued Confusion Over CARES Act Money (Inside Higher Ed)

May 22, 2020 — Community Colleges Aren’t Prepared for This Crisis (The Atlantic)

May 21, 2020 — How to Cope With Covid-19 Burnout (Chronicle of Higher Education)

May 21, 2020 — ‘I’m Teaching Into a Vacuum’: 14 Educators on Quarantine Learning (New York Times)

May 15, 2020 — Simple Solution to California’s Anticipated $54 Billion Budget Deficit (CounterPunch)

May 15, 2020 — Newsom’s proposed budget cuts to higher education force difficult choices ahead (EdSource)

May 13, 2020 — California community colleges sue U.S. for denying COVID-19 funds to undocumented students, others (Los Angeles Times)

May 12, 2020 — California community colleges sue education department over federal emergency financial aid relief (EdSource)

May 8, 2020 — Tens of thousands of California college students to get relief from emergency grants (Los Angeles Times)

May 7, 2020 — California Higher Ed Leaders Call for Emergency Aid for DACA Students (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

May 7, 2020 — The Pandemic Is the Time to Resurrect the Public University (New Yorker)

May 4, 2020 — What We Lose When We Go From the Classroom to Zoom (New York Times)

May 2, 2020 — Require Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion training for higher education employees (CFT)

May 2, 2020 — Some California colleges decide to offer all fall classes online (EdSource)

April 29, 2020 — Why Zoom Is Terrible (New York Times)

April 28, 2020 — Prominent Scholars Threaten to Boycott Colleges That Don’t Support Contingent Faculty During Pandemic (Chronicle of Higher Education)

April 28, 2020 — Even if California college campuses reopen, will most students still come? (EdSource)

April 28, 2020 — Community colleges will be essential to California’s recovery (San Francisco Examiner)

April 27, 2020 — Will students show up for college in fall 2020? Community colleges offer a hint. It isn’t pretty. (USA Today)

April 27, 2020 — Online schooling is highlighting the inequality in our classrooms (Salon)

April 25, 2020 — San Mateo County Community College District names new chancellor (San Mateo Daily Journal)

April 24, 2020 — Now — Yes, Now — Is the Time for Contingent Faculty to Organize (Chronicle of Higher Education)

April 24, 2020 — Calbright funds would be better spent on health benefits for part-time community college faculty (EdSource)

April 24, 2020 — Longtime college district employee named chancellor (Palo Alto Daily Post)

April 24, 2020 — California students expect stimulus money will help pay living expenses (EdSource)

April 22, 2020 — Why We’re Exhausted by Zoom (Inside Higher Ed)

April 22, 2020 — Community colleges could see a surge in popularity amid Covid-19 (CNBC)

April 20, 2020 — New report on adjuncts says many make less than $3,500 per course and live in poverty (Inside Higher Ed)

April 17, 2020 — Community Colleges Brace For Surge In Student Mental Health Needs (LAist)

April 16, 2020 — SF teachers can work four-hour days, receive full-time pay during coronavirus closures (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 15, 2020 — Black College Students And Staff Make Their Own Safety Net Against COVID-19 Crisis (LAist)

April 14, 2020 — 5 Low-Tech, Time-Saving Ways to Teach Online During Covid-19 (Chronicle of Higher Education)

April 13, 2020 — Low-Income Students Count on Finding Jobs. But the Pandemic Has Halted Their Job Training (Chronicle of Higher Education)

April 10, 2020 — SF teachers pledge stimulus checks to undocumented immigrants left out of federal aid (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 9, 2020 — Faculty Members Fear Pandemic Will Weaken Their Ranks (Chronicle of Higher Education)

April 9, 2020 — California colleges and universities share in $1.7 billion in emergency stimulus funds (EdSource)

April 7, 2020 — College district board debates how to do job interviews during COVID-19 crisis (Palo Alto Daily Post)

April 7, 2020 — Flawed process to select a chancellor (San Mateo Daily Journal)

April 7, 2020 — Choosing pass/fail grades may help college students now, but could cost them later (Hechinger Report)

April 7, 2020 — Berkeley City College names Angélica Garcia as new president (Berkeleyside)

April 2, 2020 — ‘Zoomed Out’: Why ‘Live’ Teaching Isn’t Always the Best (Chronicle of Higher Education)

March 30, 2020 — In his own words: Eloy Oakley on how California’s community colleges are coping with the coronavirus (EdSource)

March 30, 2020 — California must seize the opportunity to become a pioneer in online higher education (CalMatters)

March 27, 2020 — Why You Should Ignore All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity Pressure (Chronicle of Higher Education)

March 27, 2020 — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Makes Changes to Student Grading Policies during COVID-19 Emergency (California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office)

March 27, 2020 — San Mateo County community colleges close campuses for year, suspend graduations (San Mateo Daily Journal)

March 27, 2020 — How California’s largest community college district is making the switch to teach online in response to Covid-19. “Do your best at this moment” (LA School Report)

March 27, 2020 — It Didn’t Have to Be Like This (Labor Notes)

March 27, 2020 —When Part-Timers Have to Absorb Class Cuts (California Part-Time Faculty Association)

March 26, 2020 — CCSF Chancellor Mark Rocha resigns, collects $340,000 settlement (San Francisco Examiner)

March 25, 2020 — Now Is Not the Time to Assess Online Learning (Chronicle of Higher Education)

March 24, 2020 — How to Recover the Joy of Teaching After an Online Pivot (Chronicle of Higher Education)

March 24, 2020 — Five Percent of LA Community College District Classes Won’t Go Online (LAist)

March 23, 2020 — Instructure Sells to Thoma Bravo After Successful Tender Offer (EdSurge)

March 23, 2020 — CCSF chancellor placed on paid leave during budget crisis (San Francisco Chronicle)

March 20, 2020 — ‘Nobody Signed Up for This’: One Professor’s Guidelines for an Interrupted Semester (Chronicle of Higher Education)

March 20, 2020 — The Move to Online College is Hitting Adjunct Professors the Hardest (Vice)

March 20, 2020 — As schooling rapidly moves online across the country, concerns rise about student data privacy (Washington Post)

March 19, 2020 — ‘Panic-gogy’: Teaching Online Classes During The Coronavirus Pandemic (NPR)

March 19, 2020 — Worry, Hope for Community Colleges (Inside Higher Ed)

March 18, 2020 — All community colleges in California suspending most in-person instruction (EdSource)

March 18, 2020 — The Coronavirus, the CFT and You (CFT)

March 18, 2020 — What Is a College Education in the Time of Coronavirus? (N.Y. Times)

March 18, 2020 — Why California’s First Online Community College Faces a State Audit (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

March 17, 2020 — California colleges are going online. How ready are they? (Cal Matters)

March 16, 2020 — Disruptions to California community colleges possible into next academic year, chancellor says (EdSource)

March 16, 2020 — Solidarity Is Our Only Chance (Labor Notes)

March 16, 2020 — Athletic clubs for public community colleges (San Mateo Daily Journal)

March 16, 2020 — What does the transition to “remote learning” mean? (CFT)

March 13, 2020 — Please do a bad job of putting your courses online (

March 12, 2020 — Serfs of Academe (New York Review of Books)

March 12, 2020 — California community colleges begin to move classes online in response to coronavirus (EdSource)

March 11, 2020 — SMCCCD Faculty, Students Back Employee’s Fight to Fair Contract (Skyline View)

March 5, 2020 — The Labor Costs of Dual Enrollment Programs (LAWCHA)

February 28, 2020 — Community college teachers rally together for new contract (San Mateo Daily Journal)

February 28, 2020 — With $120 million and few students, California’s new online community college faces audit (San Francisco Chronicle)

February 28, 2020 — The Faces of a New Union Movement (New Yorker)

February 20, 2020 — In College and Homeless (New York Times)

February 17, 2020 — Skyline College is Under Violation of the “50% Law” (Skyline View)

February 17, 2020 — Has Calbright lost its legislative support? (CFT)

February 14, 2020 — California’s community colleges chancellor defends new online college (EdSource)

February 11, 2020 — College costs, teacher shortage still top concerns in poll of California voters (EdSource)

February 8, 2020 — Foothill-DeAnza district asks voters for new tax, bond funds to upgrade facilities, keep education accessible (Palo Alto Online)

February 7, 2020 —  Some colleges start to confront a surprising reason students fail: Too many choices (Hechinger Report)

January 31, 2020 — Accreditors place troubled Peralta Community College District on probation (San Francisco Chronicle)

January 27, 2020 — Mixed results for California’s experiment with community colleges offering bachelor’s degrees (EdSource)

January 26, 2020 — CCSF is still one of San Francisco’s major jewels (San Francisco Examiner)

January 22, 2020 — CCSF faces dire budget crisis 8 years after college nearly closed in face of financial woes (San Francisco Chronicle)

January 20, 2020 —Free tuition at California public colleges helped the state prosper. There’s no reason it can’t again (Los Angeles Times)

January 13, 2020 — Head of California’s new online community college abruptly resigns (Cal Matters)

January 10, 2020 — Newsom proposes funding boost for colleges and universities but education leaders wanted more (EdSource)

January 6, 2020 — Students aren’t going to college just to get a job (Inside Higher Ed)

January 6, 2019 — California governor keeps key higher education pledges but significant aid for non-tuition costs remains (EdSource)

December 29, 2019 — CCSF administrators and elected leaders need to accept city help to prevent class cuts (San Francisco Examiner)

December 21, 2019 — CCSF slashes Spring and summer class schedules (San Francisco Examiner)

December 16, 2019 — College officials optimistic differences over Cañada athletic facility design can be sorted (San Mateo Daily Journal)

December 13, 2019 — College district trustees distancing themselves from former chancellor (Palo Alto Daily Post)

December 12, 2019 — ‘Free-college’ and ‘tuition-free’ programs: What the research says  (Journalist’s Resource)

December 9, 2019 — The community college district and its problem (San Mateo Daily Journal)

December 9, 2019 — CCSF ends its Older Adults classes, leaving 2,000 students in the cold (San Francisco Chronicle)

December 4, 2019 — Instructure—Creator of Canvas LMS—Acquired by Private Equity Firm for $2 Billion in Cash (Education Week)

December 3, 2019 — Choosing the next college district chancellor (San Mateo Daily Journal)

December 2, 2019 — Workers Are Heading Back to the Picket Lines (The Nation)

November 21, 2019 — Planning process for Cañada College gym ‘hi-jacked,’ college trustee says (Palo Alto Daily Post)

November 19, 2019 — The real truth about the college wellness center (San Mateo Daily Journal)

November 19, 2019 — Restore community colleges to basics (San Mateo Daily Journal)

November 15, 2019 — CCSF faces further class cuts to stem $13 million deficit (San Francisco Examiner)

November 9, 2019 — Albert A. Acena (San Mateo Daily Journal)

November 6, 2019 — A new chancellor takes the lead at the financially-troubled Peralta college district (Oakland North)

November 5, 2019 — College of San Mateo Named a Top 150 U.S. Community College (Patch)

October 28, 2019 — Chicago Teachers Are Carrying the Torch of Decades of Militant Worker Struggles (In These Times)

October 28, 2019 — Cañada athletic building design spurs concern (San Mateo Daily Journal)

October 22, 2019 — California community college district works to fend off state takeover (EdSource)

October 22, 2019 — Student Newspaper Adviser Punished for Critical Coverage (Inside Higher Ed)

October 16, 2019 — California community colleges need money to meet new state law to help dreamers (EdSource)

October 15, 2019 —  Governor vetoes bill to give California teachers paid maternity leave (EdSource)

October 10, 2019 — You’ve heard of the gig economy, but what about the Gig Academy? (Inside Higher Ed)

October 10, 2019 — Where 4-Year Schools Find a Pool of Applicants: 2-Year Schools (New York Times)

September 30, 2019 — College officials urge action on student housing (San Mateo Daily Journal)

September 28, 2019 — Calbright College opens Tuesday — where are the students and teachers? (San Francisco Chronicle)

September 27, 2019 — More California community college students entering, passing transfer-level math and English as result of landmark law (EdSource)

September 19, 2019 — OER Embraced (Inside Higher Ed)

September 19, 2019 — CCSF Chancellor Rocha makes the case for executive raises amid budget cuts (San Francisco Chronicle)

September 18, 2019 — More Transferable Courses at California Community Colleges (Inside Higher Ed)

September 18, 2019 — California community colleges push for financial aid reform in budget (EdSource)

September 11, 2019 — Is College Merely Helping Those Who Need Help Least? (New York Times)

September 6, 2019 — Fear and Confusion Among Immigrant Students (Inside Higher Ed)

September 6, 2019 — Gov. Newsom, lawmakers still negotiating K-14 construction bond (EdSource)

September 5, 2019 — Congress Promised Student Borrowers A Break. Education Dept. Rejected 99% Of Them (NPR)

September 4, 2019 — An arrangement to conceal — separation agreement prevents officials from explaining Galatolo’s removal (Palo Alto Daily Post)

August 28, 2019 — Search warrants served investigating former San Mateo County Community College District chancellor (San Mateo Daily Journal)

August 24, 2019 — DA executes search warrants in case involving former college chancellor (Palo Alto Daily Post)

August 20, 2019 — Chancellor’s emeritus role the San Mateo County Community College District to pay $467K (San Mateo Daily Journal)

August 20, 2019 — Opinion: College district stuck with two very expensive chancellors (Palo Alto Daily Post)

August 13, 2019 — SMCCCD’s Chancellor Ron Galatolo set to depart (San Mateo Daily Journal)

August 9, 2019 — The Choices Facing Community Colleges (The Atlantic)

August 8, 2019 — Free SamTrans Rides For Community College Students (Patch)

August 6, 2019 — California’s new Calbright College faces questions weeks before opening (EdSource)

August 5, 2019 — New security for campuses under review (San Mateo Daily Journal)

August 5, 2019 —Armed security patrols proposed at San Mateo colleges to improve safety (KRON4)

July 31, 2019 — San Mateo County Community College District moves toward student housing (San Mateo Daily Journal)

July 19, 2019 — San Mateo County Community College District student housing in consideration (San Mateo Daily Journal)

July 19, 2019 — California’s online community college plans to open in fall to limited group (San Francisco Chronicle)

July 19, 2019 — New California Bill Benefits Part-Time Community College Faculty (Diverse: Issues In Higher Education)

July 15, 2019 — Governing board of California community colleges extends chancellor’s contract (EdSource)

July 10, 2019 — Bridging Old and New California Community Colleges (Inside Higher Ed)

July 1, 2019 — California budget spends $280 million to make college more affordable, from savings to grants (Sacramento Bee)

July 1, 2019 — Career training regulations protect students and taxpayers. But the Trump administration is abolishing them. (Washington Post)

June 25, 2019 — California finally to move ahead with ‘cradle to career’ data system (EdSource)

June 21, 2019 — All public meetings should be recorded (San Mateo Daily Journal)

June 19, 2019 — How colleges are changing remedial education (Education Dive)

June 17, 2019 — Skyline College chief views new horizons (San Mateo Daily Journal)

June 15, 2019 — San Mateo County Community College District divided over broadcasting (San Mateo Daily Journal)

June 13, 2019 — California just passed a $215 billion budget. Here’s what’s between the lines (CALmatters)

May 31, 2019 — Democrats Must Choose Between Teachers and Charter Schools (Truthdig)

May 30, 2019 — The soul-crushing cost of college in California, explained (CALmatters)

May 22, 2019 — California Community Colleges will extend chancellor’s contract through 2023 (EdSource)

May 15, 2019 — CCSF instructors confront pay mystery: Records show errors of up to $360,000 (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 14, 2019 — Community college students need better financial aid (Capitol Weekly)

May 14, 2019 — Community college faculty group votes ‘no confidence’ in chancellor’s office (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 14, 2019 — California Community Colleges Faculty Vote No Confidence in Chancellor (Inside Higher Ed)

May 11, 2019 — City College of San Francisco officials meet critics as they propose class cuts (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 10, 2019 — California Community Colleges Dreamers Report Reveals Undocumented Students Need Increased Financial Aid, Legal Services, Mental Health Supports (California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office)

May 10, 2019 — Students find ‘free college’ often doesn’t live up to the lofty promises (PBS News Hour)

May 10, 2019 — Newsom proposes more help for homeless California college students but no major Cal Grant boost (EdSource)

May 9, 2019 — Newsom adds spending, boosts reserves in revised California budget proposal (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 7, 2019 — California colleges help students dress for success — for free (EdSource)

May 7, 2019 — The real scandal is many college students are homeless (Sacramento Bee)

May 7, 2019 — County Supervisor Urges Return To Free Community College (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 6, 2019 — Cal Grant expansion tops list of college affordability bills (Cal Matters)

May 6, 2019 — Officials push for free college (San Mateo Daily Journal)

May 2, 2019 — Selecting Courses for Students (Inside Higher Ed)

May 2, 2019 — Free College Has Critics on the Right and Left. Is It Viable? (Pacific Standard)

April 28, 2019 — Deadlines loom for California’s free online community college, opening in five months (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 26, 2019 — Local CSU campus proposed (Palo Alto Daily Post)

April 25, 2019 — The Real College Scandal (New York Times)

April 24, 2019 — Could Cañada College become CSU Silicon Valley? (Redwood City Climate)

April 23, 2019 — Is a Big-Ticket Plan to Help California’s Community College Students Worth the Cost? (KQED)

April 19, 2019 — The downside of online learning (The Week)

April 17, 2019 — Harsh Take on Assessment … From Assessment Pros (Inside Higher Ed)

April 16, 2019 — Treating nearly 75 percent of the professoriate as disposable is not sustainable (Chronicle of Higher Education)

April 15, 2019 — California Teachers on the March (Portside)

April 11, 2019 — Community colleges racked by data dispute (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 11, 2019 — Privilege, Guilt, Responsibility, and Contingent Labor (Inside Higher Ed)

April 10, 2019 — City College of San Francisco recklessly cutting classes (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 10, 2019 — 3 Things a Faculty-Pay Survey Shows About Academic Jobs (Chronicle of Higher Education)

April 8, 2019 — The Human Cost of Higher Education’s Adjunct Shift (The Atlantic)

April 6, 2019 — Next chapter weighed for KCSM-TV studio (San Mateo Daily Journal)

April 5, 2019 — Assemblyman Marc Berman’s car campus sleeping bill clears hurdle (San Mateo Daily Journal)

April 1, 2019 — University of California Librarians Win Stronger Protections for Academic Freedom (Academe)

March 30, 2019 — More Than Half Of Online College Students May Be In Inferior Schools, Programs (Forbes)

March 28, 2019 — Adjunct Professors are Organizing; Demanding Better Pay, Respect (NPR)

March 26, 2019 — The teacher shortage is real, large and growing, and worse than we thought (Economic Policy Institute)

March 26, 2019 — Students and teachers say City College in San Francisco will cut under-enrolled classes (San Francisco Chronicle)

March 23, 2019 — Why unions matter to you (Salon)

March 21, 2019 — Oakland Teacher Strike Builds Steam In California School Funding Fight (Labor Notes)

March 21, 2019 — City College administration pushes dramatic cuts (48 Hills)

March 21, 2019 — A bigger scandal at colleges — underpaid professors (Boston Globe)

March 20, 2019 — California Community Colleges Formally Shift Away From Placement Exams (Inside Higher Ed)

March 19, 2019 — College district gets a $10 million settlement in $140 million KCSM-TV sale fiasco (Palo Alto Daily Post)

March 18, 2019 — California community colleges show little progress in student graduations and transfers (EdSource)

March 11, 2019 — Oakland teachers strike infuses union talks at districts across Bay Area (San Francisco Chronicle)

March 11, 2019 — The Charter-School Movement Is Playing Defense (Bloomberg)

March 8, 2019 — Study finds 19% of community college students in California are homeless (Mercury News)

March 7, 2019 — Community colleges can cost more than universities, leaving neediest students homeless (Los Angeles Times)

March 6, 2019 — Oakland’s schools are open again, but tension remains over budget cuts, teacher contract (OaklandNorth)

March 4, 2019 — Why Oakland’s Striking Teachers Won (Jacobin)

March 2, 2019 — A new crisis at City College (48 Hills)

March 2, 2019 — Oakland school strike: Teachers reach tentative deal with district (San Francisco Chronicle)

March 1, 2019 — Suits over botched sale of KCSM-TV quietly dismissed (Palo Alto Daily Post)

March 1, 2019 — College free food market flourishes: Skyline, Second Harvest collaboration combats stigma around food insecurity (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Feb.-Mar., 2019 — Six Days That Shook Los Angeles (California Teacher)

Feb. 28, 2019 — Oakland school district boosts wage offer as teachers shut down board meeting (San Francisco Chronicle)

Feb. 26, 2019 — Oakland teachers strike costing $1 million a day in state funding (East Bay Times)

Feb. 21, 2019 — Oakland Teachers Are Striking Against Billionaire Privatizers (Jacobin)

Feb. 21, 2019 — Oakland Teachers have gone on STRIKE, and you won’t believe why (YouTube-Rafael Casal)

Feb. 20, 2019 — West Virginia Strikes Again, Defeating Privatization Bill in a Single Day (Labor Notes)

Feb. 19, 2019 — West Virginia’s Education Bill Dies As Teachers Strike (NPR)

Feb. 18, 2019 — Teachers are leading a national workers’ revolt. Oakland may be next (Vox)

Feb. 18, 2019 — West Virginia teachers, whose protests sparked a nationwide movement, prepare to walk out again (Washington Post)

Feb. 14, 2019 — California’s community colleges back new effort to cover college costs, including living expenses (EdSource)

Feb. 14, 2019 — California’s new ‘free college’ law for community colleges covers more than tuition (EdSource)

Feb. 14, 2019 — The Denver teachers strike is over. They won. (Vox)

Feb. 12, 2019 — Oakland school board delays budget cuts amid complaints of lack of details (EdSource)

Feb. 8, 2019 — Unions fight back against Kochs and allies since supreme court ‘disaster’ (Guardian)

Feb. 7, 2019 — The Exploitation of Part-Time Teachers in Higher Education (New Politics)

Feb. 6, 2019 — California’s Online Community College Chooses Its Leader (Inside Higher Ed)

Feb. 5, 2019 — Oakland teachers vote to authorize strike over pay, class size (San Francisco Chronicle)

Feb. 5, 2019 — Bill: Community college campus car camping OK (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Jan. 23, 2019 — Teachers striking to end policies that gut public institutions (San Francisco Chronicle)

Jan. 22, 2019 — America’s Teachers Are Furious (The Atlantic)

Jan. 22, 2019 — UTLA reaches bargaining deal with district (UTLA)

Jan. 18, 2019 — Enrollment Rebounds Amid Budget Cuts at City College of San Francisco (Inside Higher Ed)

Jan. 14, 2019 — What’s Really at Stake in the Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike (N.Y. Times)

Jan. 10, 2019 — L.A. Teachers’ Potential ‘Meta-Strike’ Reveals Battle Lines in U.S. Public Education War (Capital & Main)

Jan. 10, 2019 — Why 30,000 Los Angeles teachers are ready to strike over huge class sizes (Washington Post)

Jan. 7, 2019 — The Oakland school crisis and the billionaires who caused it (East Bay Majority)

Jan. 6, 2019 — State proposal to waive community college fees raises questions about SF’s program (San Francisco Chronicle)

Jan. 1, 2019 — California education issues to watch in 2019 (EdSource)

Dec 31, 2018 — Strike averted at community colleges (Union Democrat)

Dec 27, 2018 — If teachers strike at Los Angeles Unified School District, don’t expect it to stay in L.A. (CALmatters)

Dec 27, 2018 — Proposition 13 is no longer off-limits in California (San Francisco Chronicle)

Dec 22, 2018 — City College to drop one third of class offerings over 7 years (San Francisco Examiner)

Dec 18, 2018 — Democrats poised to offer two years of free community college (San Francisco Chronicle)

Dec 14, 2018 — Los Angeles and Oakland Teachers Rally Amid Deadlocked Contract Talks (Capital & Main)

Dec 12, 2018 — Californians want tuition-free community college to be priority for Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom (EdSource)

Dec. 10, 2018 — Oakland High teachers walk out to protest pay; district considers discipline (San Francisco Chronicle)

Dec. 8, 2018 — The Next Big Legal Case to Assassinate Unions (Portside)

Nov. 28, 2018 — Our Students Need the Money Now: An Interview with Alex Caputo-Pearl, UTLA President (Jacobin)

Nov. 27, 2018 — Professors are selling their plasma to pay bills. Let’s hold colleges’ feet to the fire (The Guardian)

Nov. 26, 2018 — Why I’m Standing With LA Teachers (Portside)

Nov. 26, 2018 — Program guides students into trades (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Nov. 17, 2018 — Modesto Junior College and Columbia faculty schedule two-day strike (Modesto Bee)

Nov. 16, 2018 —Survey’s strong support for California colleges could guide action by new governor (EdSource)

Nov. 15, 2018 — How temp workers became the norm in America (Marketplace)

Nov. 14, 2018 — State of Higher Ed. for Latinx in California (Campaign for College Opportunity)

Nov. 14, 2018 — Hate Crimes on Campuses Are Rising, New FBI Data Show (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

Nov. 12, 2018 — Latino students in California still lag in college success (EdSource)

Nov. 12, 2018 — California’s new governor has a pricey plan for its colleges (Education Dive)

Nov. 8, 2018 — Investigation into the Work Life of Adjunct Faculty (Academe Blog)

Nov. 7, 2018 — Dispelling community college myths (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Nov. 7, 2018 — Newsom’s cradle-to-career plan for education is ambitious — and expensive (EdSource)

Nov. 6, 2018 — Majority of Adjunct Faculty Older, Unhappy Untenured (Accuracy in Academia)

Oct. 30, 2018 — Professors Are the Likeliest Mentors for Students, Except Those Who Aren’t White (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

Oct. 30, 2018 — New California leadership must take up educational justice (EdSource)

Oct. 24, 2018 — Coaxing Dropouts to Return and Earn Degrees (Inside Higher Ed)

Oct. 14, 2018 — Millions of Californians’ jobs could be affected by automation (L.A. Times)

Sept. 21, 2018 — Gov. Brown Signs Bill Extending Four-Year Degree Program At Community Colleges (San Francisco Chronicle)

Sept. 23, 2018 — Newsom’s ‘cradle-to-career’ education pledge will require sweeping changes in California (EdSource)

Sept. 20, 2018 — Incumbents compete for district seat (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Sept. 20, 2018 — Washington Walkouts Win Teachers Big Raises (Labor Notes)

Sept. 11, 2018 — America Wakes Up From Its Dream of Free College (The Atlantic)

Sept. 10, 2018 — Does Teacher Diversity Matter for Students’ Learning? (N.Y. Times)

Sept. 8, 2018 — Unions Are Critical in Wealth Creation for People of Color, Research Says (Portside)

Sept. 7, 2018 — Don’t Dismiss the Value of Free-College Programs. They Do Help Low-Income Students. (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

Sept. 3, 2018 — Extend community colleges’ 4-year degree (CALmatters)

August 28, 2018 — A California community college adopts a New York model that doubled graduation rates (EdSource)

August 22, 2018 — California to community colleges: graduate more students or lose your funding (L.A. Times)

August 17, 2018 — A Rundown of All the Ways Trump Is Overseeing an All Out, Under-the-Radar Attack on Workers (In These Times)

August 15, 2018 — Cañada College launches student shuttle in East Palo Alto (Palo Alto Online)

August 14, 2018 — Community colleges try new ‘pathway’ to student success (EdSource)

August 9, 2018 — Teacher pay gap is wider than ever (Economic Policy Institute)

August 9, 2018 — Skyline College Awarded Major Grant to Expand Promise Scholars Program to Five California Colleges (PR Newswire)

August 8, 2018 — Support builds to create longitudinal data system to track student progress in California (EdSource)

August 2, 2018 — DeVos Seeks To Rewrite The Rules On Higher Ed (NPR)

August 2, 2018 — Battle Over Immigration Rattles Community Colleges (New York Times)

August 2, 2018 — California’s online community college will break new ground in higher ed (EdSource)

July 29, 2018 — Can a Huge Online College Solve California’s Work-Force Problems? (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

July 19, 2018 — The new gilded age: Income inequality in the U.S. by state, metropolitan area, and county (Economic Policy Institute)

July 16, 2018 — As Gov. Brown urges work on new online college, community college faculty drop their opposition (EdSource)

July 6, 2018 — Work less, study more: California will give grants to community college students attending full-time (EdSource)

July 5, 2018 — For 60 years, this powerful conservative group has worked to crush labor (The Nation)

July 3, 2018 — Deadly Shooting by Portland State U. Police Rekindles Protests Over Its Newly Armed Officers (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

July 2, 2018 — Rebuilding Power in Open-Shop America (Labor Notes)

July 1, 2018 — ‘Vilified too long’: Teachers’ unions fight back after supreme court ruling (The Guardian)

June 29, 2018 — President of NAACP on Janus decision: “Civil rights and workers rights are inextricably linked” (Marketplace)

June 29, 2018 — Can millennials save unions in America? (The Guardian)

June 29, 2018 — Why the Supreme Court Ruling on Unions Could Be Good for Adjuncts (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

June 28, 2018 — White-Supremacist Propaganda on Campuses Rose 77% Last Year (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

June 27, 2018 — Labor’s Choice After Janus (Jacobin)

June 27, 2018 — Janus v. Democracy (Dissent)

June 22, 2018 — If community colleges want more funding, they have to graduate more students (L.A. Times)

June 14, 2018 — California lawmakers approve 2018-19 state budget: how schools, colleges will fare (EdSource)

June 13, 2018 — California needs system to track students as they move from school to the workforce, report says (EdSource)

June 12, 2018 — Is Jerry Brown’s Chipotle model the right recipe for California universities? (CALmatters)

June 12, 2018 — A ‘rebellion’ mounts among community college professors as California pushes for change (Sacramento Bee)

June 8, 2018 — Unions Forge Partnerships With Communities for the Common Good (Truthout)

June 8, 2018 — Housing Costs Crush California’s Low-Income College Students (KPBS)

June 5, 2018 — California’s Online College Remains Controversial as Governor Calls for Chipotle Approach to Education (ElearningInside)

June 3, 2018 —  Do Unions Help Adjuncts? (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

May 21, 2018 — Cancer not stopping dedicated educator (San Mateo Daily Journal)

May 16, 2018 — College district examines combating homelessness (San Mateo Daily Journal)

May 15, 2018 — How rightwing groups wield secret ‘toolkit’ to plot against US unions (The Guardian)

May 11, 2018 — Gov. Brown offers $200 million for university repairs, advances community college reforms (EdSource)

May 9, 2018 — Plans for Performance Funding for Calif.’s 2-Year Colleges (Inside Higher Ed)

May 9, 2018 — Teachers Are Leading the Revolt Against Austerity (The Nation)

May 5, 2018 — America’s teachers on strike: ‘We are done being the frog that is being boiled’ (The Guardian)

May 2, 2018 — Trust students, not tests, to open pathway to community college success (EdSource)

April 26, 2018 — NPR/Ipsos Poll: Most Americans Support Teachers’ Right To Strike (NPR)

April 25, 2018 — A push for mental health care at colleges: Depression and anxiety ‘really eat up our kids’ (Cal Matters)

April 23, 2018 — Community College Students Forgo Hundreds of Millions in Aid Cash Every Year (Campus Technology)

April 20, 2018 — Lawmakers question Gov. Brown’s plan to overhaul funding for California’s community colleges (EdSource)

April 12, 2018 — Do Online Courses Really Save Money? A New Study Explores ROI for Colleges and Students (Edsurge)

April 12, 2018 — Some community college students guaranteed admission to UC (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 5, 2018 — Gaps in College Spending Shortchange Students of Color (Center for American Progress)

April  4, 2018 — California Governor’s Community College Funding Proposal Creates Controversy (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

March 27, 2018 — Teacher salaries impact the types of educators working in schools (Journalist’s Resource)

March 26, 2018 — Creating Racially and Ethnically Diverse Faculties (Inside Higher Ed)

March 20, 2018 — The racial implications of California’s proposed online university (Inside Higher Ed)

March 19, 2018 — UC President Napolitano calls for guaranteed admission of all qualified community college students (Los Angeles Times)

March 8, 2018 — Striking West Virginia Teachers Revive a Proud Labor Heritage (Democracy Now)

March 6, 2018 — Two-thirds of California college students are minorities. Most of their professors are white. (Sacramento Bee)

March 2, 2018 — If US unions tumble, the progressive movement could go with them (The Guardian)

Feb. 28, 2018 — It’s time to move beyond a bogeyman view of assessment (Bloom’s Sixth)

Feb. 23, 2018 — The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’ (New York Times)

Feb. 19, 2018 — How to help students avoid the remedial ed trap (Hechinger Report)

Feb. 16, 2018 —  After 2016 Election, Campus Hate Crimes Seemed to Jump (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

Feb. 16, 2018 —  ‘We serve the top 100 percent’: California community college chief responds to Trump (Washington Post)

Feb. 6, 2018 —  A Community College online? Gov. Brown’s plan re-imagines cyber learning, but faces skeptics (CALmatters)

Feb. 2, 2018 — Despite low tuition, California college students take on debt for other costs (EdSource)

Feb. 1, 2018 — Study: Racist messages land on campuses in surging numbers (San Francisco Chronicle)

Jan. 26, 2018 — Why online-only college a bad bet for California students (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Jan. 26, 2018 — Secret lives of Bay Area part-time profs: Here’s why they work at Safeway, live out of cars (San Francisco Chronicle)

Jan. 25, 2018 — Teaching About the #MeToo Moment and Sexual Harassment (New York Times)

Jan. 19, 2018 — Online Courses Are Harming the Students Who Need the Most Help (New York Times)

Jan. 17, 2018 — Nearly 40 percent of DACA recipients are high school or college students (Public Radio International)

Jan. 15, 2018 — Is Gov. Brown’s proposal for a public online community college a good idea? Some educators say no (Los Angeles Times)

Jan. 14, 2018 — It’s Hard to Study if You’re Hungry (New York Times)

Jan. 11, 2018 — Jerry Brown proposes new online-only public college to help working adults succeed (San Francisco Chronicle)

Jan. 10, 2018 — Community college officials eye student housing (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Jan. 9, 2018 — California State University maxes out, turns away more students than ever (San Francisco Chronicle)

Dec. 19, 2017 — Beware of expanding community college bachelor’s degrees, report says (KPCC)

Dec. 17, 2017 — Calif. state budget negotiations in 2018 might be less about what to spend than when to spend it (Los Angeles Times)

Dec. 14, 2017 — Repeal of Net-Neutrality Rules Disappoints Higher-Ed Associations (Chronicle of Higher Ed)

Dec. 14, 2017 — Remedial Classes: A Community College ‘Segregation Machine’ (KPBS)

Dec. 12, 2017 — House Republicans Press for Higher-Ed Overhaul in 2018 (Chronicle of Higher Ed)

Nov. 30, 2017 — GOP Begins Rewrite of Federal Aid Law (Inside Higher Ed)

Nov. 29, 2017 — A Punishing Decade for School Funding (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Nov. 27, 2017 — Weak high school prep, poor counseling keep most California 9th-graders from a college degree (EdSource)

Nov. 24, 2017 — New housing on school site moves ahead (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Oct. 30, 2017 — The Fast Lane to Nowhere (Inside Higher Ed)

Oct. 16, 2017 — Gov. Brown vetoes bill that would have given teachers paid maternity leave (San Francisco Chronicle)

Sept. 15, 2017 — Secrecy surrounding KCSM-TV sale slammed (Palo Alto Daily Post)

Sept. 13, 2017 — Lawmakers OK free year of community college for all; bill goes to governor (San Francisco Chronicle)

Sept. 7, 2017 — Officials OK sale of KCSM-TV (San Mateo Daily Journal)

August 30, 2017 — Labor Union Approval Best Since 2003, at 61% (Gallup)

August 28, 2017 — The Biggest Misconception About Today’s College Students (New York Times)

August 10, 2017 — Community college transfer degrees speed graduation at CSU (Sacramento Bee)

August 7, 2017 — Key to overcoming remedial obstacles is for students to arrive at college better prepared (EdSource)

August 4, 2017 — CCSF Celebrates Start of Free Enrollment (New America Media)

August 1, 2017 — The Unexpected Value of the Liberal Arts (The Atlantic)

July 28, 2017 — Political turf wars slow push to educate more Californians (Mercury News)

July 28, 2017 — Community college execs get pay hikes (San Mateo Daily Journal)

July 26, 2017 — College garden defenders legally prevail — again (San Mateo Daily Journal)

July 18, 2017 — Now for the hard part: translating new vision for community colleges into student success (EdSource)

July 10, 2017 — Little accountability in the San Mateo County Community College District (Palo Alto Daily Post)

July 6, 2017 — California lawmakers chip away at state’s college affordability crisis (CALmatters)

June 24, 2017 — How California’s community colleges are changing (Mercury News)

June 20, 2017 — Colleges address protest practices: Uptick in activism encourages San Mateo County Community College District to focus on student rally training and management (San Mateo Daily Journal)

June 16, 2017 — Community college officials adopt district elections: Trustees preserve five-member board; ward map to be determined (San Mateo Daily Journal)

June 15, 2017 — New state budget would stop short of ‘debt-free’ college but takes smaller steps on college costs (Los Angeles Times)

June 11, 2017 — KCSM-TV Spectrum Pot Of Gold Dissolves Into Dueling Lawsuits (Media Alliance)

June 1, 2017 — Appeals court rules against San Mateo County Community College District’s demolition plan (Northern California Record)

May 19, 2017 — San Mateo Gardens Teaches College District a Lesson on Picking Thorny Subsequent Review Procedure (National Law Review)

May 15, 2017 — Report Shines Light on Excessive Fees Crushing Workers’ Retirements (AFT)

May 13, 2017 — How Google Took Over the Classroom (New York Times)

May 12, 2017 — Strapped Pension Funds, and the Hefty Investment Fees They Pay (New York Times)

May 2017 — San Mateo County Renters in Crisis: A Call for Action (California Housing Partnership)

May 11, 2017 — California’s new effort to fix remedial education (Hechinger Report)

May 10, 2017 — Trickle-Down Antagonism: Right-wing student groups funded by national organizations (Inside Higher Ed)

May 9, 2017 — College garden defenders claim legal victory (San Mateo Daily Journal)

May 7, 2017 — Inside a Stealth Plan for Political Influence (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

May 7, 2017 — Court gives San Mateo campus garden a reprieve (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 2, 2017 — College protest draws free speech questions (San Mateo Daily Journal)

April 30, 2017 — KCSM embroiled in legal spat over botched spectrum sale (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 28, 2017 — Community college officials examine district maps (San Mateo Daily Journal)

April 25, 2017 — A lost opportunity for San Mateo community colleges (Mercury News)

April 14, 2017 — California Dreamers — and Their Nightmares (Inside Higher Ed)

April 12, 2017 — Failed KCSM-TV sale forces lawsuits: College district and contractor point fingers over who dropped the ball on auction  (San Mateo Daily Journal)

April 7, 2017 — Behind the Problem of Student Homelessness (New York Times)

April 2, 2017 — California ‘student success’ initiative slow to increase community college completion rates (EdSource)

March 27, 2017 — California school districts increased spending on administrator pay faster than teacher pay (Sacramento Bee)

March 21, 2017 — California boosts efforts to stamp out hunger on campus (Christian Science Monitor)

March 20, 2017 — Lawmaker wants tuition-free college in California by taxing millionaires (Sacramento Bee)

March 14, 2017 — A Boom in Promise (Inside Higher Ed)

March 6, 2017 — White Supremacists Target College Campuses With Unprecedented Effort (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

February 24, 2017 — DeVos vs. the Faculty (Inside Higher Ed)

February 23, 2017 — Federal Panel Gives Controversial Community-College Accreditor a Clean Slate (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

February 16, 2017 — Undocumented Students’ Fears Escalate After a DACA Recipient’s Arrest (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

February 7, 2017 — SF reaches deal for free tuition at City College (San Francisco Chronicle)

January 26, 2017 — UC regents approve first tuition increase after six-year freeze (Los Angeles Times)

January 25, 2017 — CSU to consider 5 percent tuition increase (San Francisco Chronicle)

January 20, 2017 — SF City College stays open, ‘accreditation nightmare is over’ (San Francisco Chronicle)

December 26, 2016 — Where have California’s black college students gone? (Sacramento Bee)

December 19, 2016 — Students demanding support (San Mateo Daily Journal)

December 17, 2016 — Did free college save this city? (Christian Science Monitor)

December 15, 2016 — Controversial head of CCSF accrediting group on leave (San Francisco Chronicle)

December 13, 2016 — CCSF can’t prove it taught 16,000 students, must pay $39 million (San Francisco Chronicle)

December 13, 2016 — Latest Campus-Climate Incidents Since Trump’s Election (Chronicle of Higher Education)

December 12, 2016 — It Turns Out Spending More Probably Does Improve Education (New York Times)

December 8, 2016 — Removing obstacles to success in community college (EdSource)

December 8, 2016 — Dreamers in Jeopardy (Chronicle of Higher Education)

November 29, 2016 — California college leaders to Trump: Let our students stay (Mercury News)

November 28, 2016 — AFT pledges to protect undocumented students and educators (

November 16, 2016 — Calif. Community College Faculty Picket for Contract (Inside Higher Ed)

November 3, 2016 — Community college students need more help transferring to Cal State campuses (EdSource)

October 31, 2016 — Free Tuition Proposal Aims to Reclaim San Francisco’s City College (Common Dreams)

October 31, 2016 — Cañada receives millions in federal support: Innovative curriculum for Latino students enhanced through national grants (San Mateo Daily Journal)

October 24, 2016 — The perfect storm (San Mateo Daily Journal)

October 22, 2016 — California Supreme Court Denies Hearing on San Mateo County Community College project (Northern California Record)

October 11, 2016 — Schools prohibited from investing bond money (San Mateo Daily Journal)

October 8, 2016 — Grim dropout stats force California colleges to rethink remedial education (Mercury News)

October 2, 2016 — Black students take center stage at Skyline (San Mateo Daily Journal)

September 29, 2016 — California Comeback: Healing a Crippled Community College System (Capital & Main)

September 26, 2016 — An Ivy League professor on why colleges don’t hire more faculty of color: ‘We don’t want them’ (Washington Post)

September 22, 2016 — In San Francisco, the Fates of a College and Its Accreditor Are on the Line (Chronicle of Higher Education)

September 22, 2016 — Controversial accrediting chief Barbara Beno to step down (San Francisco Chronicle)

September 19, 2016 — Court allows leeway in College of San Mateo’s plan to pave garden (San Francisco Chronicle)

September 13, 2016 — Community college district may subdivide for voting purposes (The Almanac)

September 13, 2016 — Pelosi, Speier put City College accreditors in the crosshairs (San Francisco Examiner)

September 7, 2016 — How Community-College Faculty Organized a Strike and Scored a Contract (Labor Notes)

September 5, 2016 — CCSF needs Prop. B parcel tax to shore up faculty pay (San Francisco Chronicle)

August 30, 2016 — California parental leave: School employees would get 12 weeks paid under bill (Mercury News)

August 24, 2016 — Ruling Pushes Door to Grad-Student Unions ‘Wide Open’ (Chronicle of Higher Education)

August 22, 2016 — Community college officials defend safety policy (San Mateo Daily Journal)

August 15, 2016 — California Bill Would Give Community-College Adjuncts New Workplace Rights (Chronicle of Higher Education)

August 8, 2016 — CFT Files Complaint Against ACCJC (California Federation of Teachers)

August 8, 2016 — Who Decides What Must Be on a Syllabus? (Inside HigherEd)

July 30, 2016 — New Cañada College head aims to share same opportunities which benefited her (San Mateo Daily Journal)

July 14, 2016 — CCSF Faculty Reach Tentative Agreement (Academe Blog)

July 4, 2016 — Dual enrollment programs attracting more students in California high schools (EdSource)

July 3, 2016 — Can Gov. Jerry Brown keep the promises he made with Proposition 30? (L.A. Times)

June 29, 2016 — Uncovered California: Community College Students’ Quest for Mental Health Services (Capital & Main)

June 22, 2016 — Revamping Community Colleges to Improve Graduation Rates (New York Times)

June 10, 2016 — Gov. Brown agrees to add money for child care, preschool in budget (EdSource)

June 10, 2016 — New president selected for Cañada College (San Mateo Daily Journal)

June 5, 2016 — Commission Meets in Private; Is Fate Sealed for Community College of San Francisco? (Capital & Main)

May 20, 2016 — CFT Files Amended Lawsuit Against ACCJC (Academe Blog)

May 16, 2016 — The Contingent Faculty Retirement Crisis (Chronicle of Higher Education)

May 15, 2016 — California faces conflicts over billions in school bonds (Sacramento Bee)

May 13, 2016 — Despite revenue warning, school funding will rise (Ed Source)

May 11, 2016 — Unions gather 1 million signatures for Prop. 30 tax extension (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 28, 2016 — SF College Faculty Strike for Justice Stop Class Reductions & Pay Cuts (Counter Punch)

April 22, 2016 — CCSF Back on the Brink (Inside Higher Ed)

April 21, 2016 — San Francisco Mulls Free Community College (Inside Higher Ed)

April 15, 2016 — What the Vergara ruling means for the future of teacher tenure in the U.S. (Los Angeles Times)

April 13, 2016 — Costs and Tradeoffs Facing Community College Students (Institute for College Access & Success)

March 29, 2016 — The Biggest Legal Attack On Unions In Decades Is Dead (ThinkProgress)

March 15, 2016 — College district examines executive spending habits (San Mateo Daily Journal)

March 15, 2016 — More students earning community college transfer degrees, but few moving on to CSU (Ed Source)

March 8, 2016 — California community colleges navigate path to replacing or overhauling accreditor (Inside Higher Ed)

March 2, 2016 — Half of Community-College Students Report Mental-Health Conditions (Chronicle of Higher Education)

February 22, 2016 — Expectations Meet Reality: The Underprepared Student and Community Colleges (Center for Community College Student Engagement)

February 21, 2016 — The Moral Absurdity of Denying Financial Aid to Undocumented Students (Chronicle of Higher Education)

February 15, 2016 — College district explores armed security (San Mateo Daily Journal)

February 14, 2016 — Where Are the Minority Professors? (Chronicle of Higher Education)

February 11, 2016 — Backgrounds and Beliefs of College Freshmen (Chronicle of Higher Education)

February 5, 2016 — What Colleges Can Gain by Adding Makerspaces to Their Libraries (KQED News)

January 28, 2016 — It should be easier for community college students to transfer to selective private schools (Washington Post)

January 19, 2016 — Transfer System From 2-Year to 4-Year Colleges Isn’t Working, Report Says (Chronicle of Higher Education)

January 14, 2016 — CCSF: One Problem Leads to Another? (Inside Higher Ed)

January 12, 2016 — Will the U.S. Supreme Court Gut Public-Employee Unions? (The Atlantic)

January 11, 2016 — The Road to Friedrichs (Jacobin)

January 11, 2016 — Could Friedrichs v. CTA Be Labor’s ‘Citizens United’? (Capital & Main)

January 7, 2016 — California Accreditor Loses Appeal (Inside Higher Ed)

January 6, 2016 — CCSF’s accreditor found noncompliant with federal education standards (San Francisco Examiner)

January 4, 2016 — Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: A Deceptive Attack on Organized Labor (Huffington Post)

December 31, 2015 — The End Of Unions? Upcoming Supreme Court Case Could Overturn Power To Collect Fees (International Business Times)

December 28, 2015 — Not only China’s wealthy want to study in America (Los Angeles Times)

December 18, 2015 — California’s Community Colleges Can’t Live With Accreditor, Can’t Live Without It (Chronicle of Higher Education)

December 10, 2015 — California Accreditor Under Fire (Inside Higher Ed)

December 4, 2015 — Hungry to Learn: Addressing Food & Housing Insecurity Among Undergraduates (Wisconsin HOPE Lab)

December 1, 2015 — California’s Higher-Education Crisis (The Atlantic)

November 27, 2015 — Stronger Unions Are the Way to Rebalance Our Economy (Newsweek)

November 24, 2015 — CCSF faculty union cancels strike vote (San Francisco Examiner)

November 23, 2015 — SMCCCD Chancellor Bought Booze With Public Money (NBC Bay Area)

November 14, 2015 — College accrediting commission for California ousted (San Francisco Chronicle)

November 12, 2015 — Free community college tuition will drive California economy (San Jose Mercury News)

November 5, 2015 — California State University faculty threaten to strike (San Jose Mercury News)

November 3, 2015 — Goodman, Mandelkern, Schwarz win Board election (

October 28, 2015 — Graduates of 4-Year Universities Flock to Community Colleges for Job Skills (U.S. News & World Report)

October 21, 2015 — Why California’s community colleges will soon offer some four-year degrees (The Hechinger Report)

October 14, 2015 — California Community Colleges head announces retirement (San Francisco Chronicle)

October 10, 2015 — Community colleges accrediting group hears from critics (San Francisco Chronicle)

October 10, 2015 — San Mateo Community College District pursues more housing (San Mateo Daily Journal)

October 9, 2015 — Accrediting commission that threatened CCSF now threatened (San Francisco Chronicle)

October 1, 2015 — San Mateo County Community College District candidates focus on accessibility (San Mateo Daily Journal)

September 21, 2015 — Call for new accreditor for CCSF will be sent to feds (San Francisco Examiner)

September 17, 2015 — Civil Rights Groups, Legal Scholars, Educators Urge Reversal of Deeply Flawed Vergara Ruling (

September 16, 2015 —  Back to School in Higher Ed: Who Needs Faculty? (Campaign for the Future of Higher Education)

September 9, 2015 —  How an Area’s Union Membership Can Predict Children’s Advancement (New York Times)

September 1, 2015 — CCSF was right all along about accreditors (San Francisco Examiner)

August 31, 2015 — Trouble for an Accreditor (Inside Higher Ed)

August 28, 2015 — Report of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Task Force on Accreditation (CCC Chancellor’s Office)

July 15, 2015 — Boosting Aid (Inside Higher Ed)

July 15, 2015 — College accrediting group gets more public oversight under bill (San Francisco Chronicle)

July 7, 2015 — UC unveils simpler transfer system for community college students (San Francisco Chronicle)

July 7, 2015 — Teaching Moment: Will Sacramento School College Accreditors? (Capital & Main)

June 14, 2015 — College accreditation agency is unfair, rife with conflict (Sacramento Bee)

June 6, 2015 — Education advocates call for accreditation reform (SFBay)

May 19, 2015 — Why Technology Will Never Fix Education (Chronicle of Higher Education)

May 11, 2015 — The online paradox at community colleges (Hechinger Report)

May 10, 2015 — Teachers unions battle court ruling on tenure laws (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 8, 2015 — Suit against teachers unions isn’t about free speech but silencing members (Los Angeles Times)

May 7, 2015 — Schools ‘big winners’ from surging state revenues (EdSource)

April 23, 2015 — UC administrative staff tripled in two decades (Capitol Weekly)

April 20, 2015 — Online courses a cure-all? Think again, says UC Davis study (UC Davis News & Information)

April 26, 2015 — City College battle prompts bills to rein in accreditation panel (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 15, 2015 — Unionization Pays Off for Community-College Instructors (Chronicle of Higher Education)

April 8, 2015 — Adjunct faculty face healthcare issues (Skyline View)

March 25, 2015 — The Capitalist Takeover of Higher Education (Counter Punch)

March 24, 2015 — Fewer professors, more managers work on Cal State campuses (San Francisco Chronicle)

March 23, 2015 — Skyline ready to offer bachelor’s degrees (San Mateo Daily Journal)

March 9, 2015 — Adjunct Advocacy (Chronicle of Higher Education)

March 9, 2015 — What Adjuncts Need (Chronicle of Higher Education)

March 9, 2015 — What’s next for City College of San Francisco? (San Francisco Chronicle)

March 3, 2015 — Race to the Bottom: CSUs 10-year Failure to Fund its Core Mission (California Faculty Association)

February 28, 2015 — California higher ed needs sufficient funding (Sacramento Bee)

February 27, 2015 — Editorial: Community Colleges That Work (New York Times)

February 25, 2015 — Poor students need more help – not more standardized tests (Sacramento Bee)

February 23, 2015 — CCSF’s trustees to be restored to power in July (San Francisco Chronicle)

February 19, 2015 — Proposed law would reform community college accreditation (Los Angeles Times)

February 19, 2015 — Accreditor Still Has Final Say Over Fate of City College of San Francisco (Chronicle of Higher Education)

February 12, 2015 — Who’s Tying Money to College Performance, and How? (Chronicle of Higher Education)

February 11, 2015 — Teaching Today: Leleua Loupe’s Journey as a Freeway Flyer (Capital and Main)

February 11, 2015 — Are Adjunct Professors the New Fast-Food Workers? (Capital and Main)

February 10, 2015 — Professors Know About High-Tech Teaching Methods, but Few Use Them (Chronicle of Higher Education)

February 9, 2015 — Hidden in Plain Sight (Inside Higher Ed)

February 3, 2015 — Study: College completion gap between rich, poor widens (San Mateo Daily Journal)

January 21, 2015 — Community College in the Crosshairs (In These Times)

January 20, 2015 — 15 state community colleges get OK to offer bachelor’s degrees (San Francisco Chronicle)

January 20, 2015 — Community Colleges Buck the Trend of Shrinking Humanities (Chronicle of Higher Education)

January 16, 2015 — Judge says accrediting panel denied San Francisco college a fair review (Los Angeles Times)

January 13, 2015 — Want to Be Happy? Join a Union (New York Times)

Dec. 10, 2014 — Startling conclusion to City College trial as ACCJC lawyers say the accreditors can freely operate outside the law (48 Hills)

Dec. 9, 2014 — Mission Improbable: City College May Soon Close. And If It Doesn’t, It May Never Be the Same. (SF Weekly)

Dec. 2, 2014 — Blowing Off Class? We Know (New York Times)

Dec. 1, 2014 — Proposition 30 tax hike is working and must be kept in place (Sacramento Bee)

Nov. 19, 2014 — California Community College Districts Show Overwhelming Interest in Developing Four-Year Degree Programs (California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office)

Nov. 11, 2014 — CCSF trustees may not return to power until 2016 (San Francisco Chronicle)

Nov. 5, 2014 — Tom Torlakson’s reelection is a victory for public education (California Federation of Teachers)

Nov. 2, 2014 — Panel that rejected CCSF appeal over accreditation had ties to commission (San Francisco Chronicle)

Oct. 28, 2014 — S.F. City College’s accreditation trial opens with future on line (San Francisco Chronicle)

Oct. 27, 2014 — In San Francisco, an Accreditor—but Not Accreditation—Goes on Trial (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Oct. 25, 2014 — The judge with City College of S.F.’s future in his hands (San Francisco Chronicle)

Oct. 24, 2014 — College bond measure faces a new kind of opponent (The Almanac)

Oct. 22, 2014 — California community colleges discuss adding accreditors (S.F. Examiner)

Oct. 10, 2014 — Election: Community college district asks voters for $388 million (The Almanac)

Oct. 8, 2014 — $167,000 poured into campaign for San Mateo County Community College District bond measure (San Jose Mercury News)

Sept. 29, 2014 — Some California community colleges will offer bachelor’s degrees for first time (San Francisco Chronicle)

Sept. 23, 2014 —  Viewpoints: Community colleges are helping students be smart about loans (Sacramento Bee)

Sept. 19, 2014 — Key ruling finds that City College’s accreditors violated the law, as Oct. 27 trial looms (Office of the SF City Attorney)

Sept. 18, 2014 — Governor approves bill increasing transparency for California community college accreditation (San Francisco Examiner)

Sept. 5, 2014 — Battle brewing over online community college classes and local control (KPCC)

August 27, 2014 — California community college plan aims to boost degree, transfer rates (Los Angeles Times)

August 27, 2014 — Viewpoints: More transparency required at community college accrediting agency (Sacramento Bee)

August 22, 2014 — S.F. College evaluators proposed probation, not more severe sanctions (Los Angeles Times)

August 5, 2014 — SMCCCD seeks $388M bond: Funds would go toward modernizing buildings and updating labs, computers (San Mateo Daily Journal)

July 13, 2014 — Viewpoints: California college economics: 2 = 4; and we all lose (Sacramento Bee)

July 2, 2014 — It’s a trap (San Francisco Bay Guardian)

July 1, 2014 — Many California community college students need 4 years to graduate (Los Angeles Times)

June 27, 2014 — State auditor slams accrediting group that sanctioned CCSF (San Francisco Chronicle)

June 26, 2014 — Colleges Are Treated Inconsistently and Opportunities Exist for Improvement in the Accreditation Process (California State Auditor)

June 12, 2014 — Huge CCSF win: College won’t close, deadline extension expected (San Francisco Chronicle)

June 10, 2014 — Teacher rights overturned by Vergara court decision (California Federation of Teachers)

May 28, 2014— Accreditation panel tells Pelosi deadline for CCSF is firm (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 20, 2014— CCSF accrediting group can extend deadline, feds tell Pelosi (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 15, 2014— CCSF supporters press for extension to fix problems (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 14, 2014— City College of S.F. could get more time to shape up (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 4, 2014— The ‘transfer’ deficit: Push is on to propel students past community college (Christian Science Monitor)

April 28, 2014— The Adjunct Revolt: How Poor Professors Are Fighting Back (The Atlantic)

April 22, 2014— Errors seen in commissioners’ opinion piece on CCSF funding (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 13, 2014— Editorial: The College Faculty Crisis (New York Times)

April 8, 2014— Push to Reform Remedial Education Raises Difficult Questions for Colleges (Chronicle of Higher Education)

April 5, 2014— Union leader has love of language, teaching: Teeka James enjoys 17-year job at College of San Mateo, being an advocate (San Mateo Daily Journal)

March 28, 2014— Trial on City College of S.F.’s fate to begin in October (San Francisco Chronicle)

March 19, 2014— College backs off on faculty media silence: Skyline school officials apologize for ‘confusion,’ will reevaluate policy (San Mateo Daily Journal)

March 18, 2014— Democracy For None (San Francisco Bay Guardian)

March 18, 2014— Skyline limits faculty speech (San Mateo Daily Journal)

March 3, 2014— Evaluating Student Success at the City College of San Francisco (Public Policy Institute of California)