In the News

Articles related to community college faculty, labor issues and SMCCCD, selected from local, state and national news sources. Current year’s articles are listed below. [View archive of articles from previous years.]

Feb. 27, 2023 — California community colleges rely too much on part-time faculty and misspend funds, audit finds (EdSource)

Feb. 25, 2023 — Community college district to restart chancellor search because confidentiality was ‘compromised’ (The Almanac)

Feb. 23, 2023 — Sonya Christian named chancellor of California Community Colleges (EdSource)

Feb. 16, 2023 — Strange way for college board to name new trustee (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Feb. 16, 2023 — Dual Enrollment Comes at a Cost (Inside Higher Ed)

Feb. 13, 2023 — Community College District sues 5 contractors, accusing them of ripoff (Palo Alto Daily Post)

Feb. 10, 2023 — Former San Mateo County Community College District Chancellor Ron Galatolo case likely delayed (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Feb. 10, 2023 — San Mateo County Community College District sues five companies over role in ‘pay to play’ scandal (Mercury News)

Feb. 10, 2023 — Community college district lawsuit alleges ‘pay-to-play’ in construction projects under former chancellor (The Almanac)

Feb. 9, 2023 — Former San Mateo County Community College District Chancellor Ron Galatolo at center of legal action over bond money (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Feb. 9, 2023 — San Mateo County Community College District trustees appoint former Millbrae councilman to fill vacated seat (The Almanac)

Feb. 2, 2023 — Budding spring enrollments? (Community College Daily)

Jan. 31, 2023 — Legislative Analyst’s Office 2023-24 Higher Education Budget Overview (LAO)

Jan. 24, 2023 — CFT-sponsored wealth tax introduced in California Assembly (CFT)

Jan. 18, 2023 — New federal data show two-year enrollment trends by age (Inside Higher Ed)

Jan. 17, 2023 — As Students’ Mental-Health Concerns Grow, One University’s Professors Say They Should Get a Raise (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Jan. 16, 2023 — Alarmed by A.I. Chatbots, Universities Start Revamping How They Teach (New York Times)

Jan. 11, 2023 — What’s Next for Higher Education in 2023? (Public Policy Institute of California)

Jan. 10, 2023 — California schools, community colleges to face slight drop in funding, first in a decade (EdSource)

Jan. 9, 2023 — During the pandemic many Americans chose not to go to college, but high schoolers did (NPR)

Jan. 6, 2023 — Six takeaways for Californians after the UC graduate student worker strike (Cal Matters)

Jan. 6, 2023 — Bachelor’s degree dreams of community college students get stymied by red tape — and it’s getting worse (Hechinger Report)

Jan. 5, 2023 — Cal State teaching assistants and other student employees could follow UC to a strike (EdSource)

Dec. 23, 2022 — San Mateo County Community College District to continue remote work (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Dec. 23, 2022 — University of California Academic Workers End Strike (New York Times)

Dec. 22, 2022 — Will University of California Academic Workers End the Strike? (New York Times)

Dec. 19, 2022 — During UC strike, professors take learning outside of the classroom (Cal Matters)

Dec. 5, 2022 — The California academic strike is the most important in US higher education history (The Guardian)

Dec. 2, 2022 — “We Sold Out the People Who Elected Us”: UC Bargaining Team Member Speaks Out About Union Concessions (Left Voice)

Dec. 2, 2022 — Why University of California workers striking for better pay deserve it (Cal Matters)

Nov. 26, 2022 — Faculty union voices frustrations over stalled negotiations (Skyline View)

Nov. 25, 2022 — Why we should all be grateful that the graduate students at UC are striking (Berkeley Faculty Association)

Nov. 22, 2022 — The Largest Strike in the History of American Higher Ed (Dissent)

Nov. 18, 2022 — California community colleges eye a different future amid pandemic disruption (EdSource)

Nov. 18, 2022 — UC’s striking workers do much of the actual teaching. Here’s why a ‘livable wage’ is so elusive (San Francisco Chronicle)

Nov. 16, 2022 — The 2023‑24 Budget: Fiscal Outlook for Schools and Community Colleges (Legislative Analyst’s Office)

Nov. 10, 2022 — Growing numbers of California high schoolers dual enroll in college courses, but access uneven statewide (EdSource)

Nov. 4, 2022 — Community College District To Offer Free Classes For Spring Semester (SF Gate)

Nov. 2, 2022 — Thousands set to strike across UC system beginning Nov. 14. The action could hobble research and grading ahead of finals (San Francisco Chronicle)

Oct. 25, 2022 — Adjuncts sue California community college system, eight local districts over unpaid work hours (EdSource)

Oct. 22, 2022 — Galatolo case judge recuses herself (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Oct. 21, 2022 — Skyline College opens doors for faculty housing (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Oct. 21, 2022 — High food and housing insecurity at community colleges (Inside Higher Ed)

Oct. 20, 2022 — California fall undergraduate enrollment declines have slowed, but still ‘troubling’ (Los Angeles Times)

Oct. 17, 2022 — As the Pandemic Wanes, All Eyes Are on Enrollment (Inside Higher Ed)

Oct. 13, 2022 — ‘We’re not going to close equity gaps’: Despite progress, Calif. Community Colleges won’t reach Newsom’s aspirational goals (Cal Matters)

Oct. 13, 2022 — Sacramento-area school district raises pay by 10% to keep just ahead of inflation (Sacramento Bee)

Oct. 13, 2022 — Conservatives are waging a war for control over California school boards (EdSource)

Oct. 10, 2022 — Gov. Newsom Signs Bill to Eliminate Tuition at San Mateo Community Colleges (Skyline View)

Oct. 5, 2022 — To fight teacher shortages, some states are looking to community colleges to train a new generation of educators (Hechinger Report)

Sep. 30, 2022 — Newsom signs bill to ban most remedial classes at community colleges (EdSource)

Sep. 28, 2022 — Pressures faced by faculty (Community College Daily)

Sep. 26, 2022 — Newsom rejects second effort to make more community college adjunct faculty eligible for health care (EdSource)

Sep. 8, 2022 — Free college 2.0: To lure students, community colleges add new perks (Cal Matters)

Sep. 8, 2022 — 2 running for San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Sep. 6, 2022 — Dozens of community colleges offer remedial classes; bill to ban them awaits Newsom’s signature (EdSource)

Sep. 1, 2022 — Spectacular new athletic facility at Cañada College (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Aug. 29, 2022 — Canceling community college classes is shortsighted (EdSource)

Aug. 27, 2022 — San Mateo County Community College District is set to waive fees (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Aug. 18, 2022 — The Next Frontier in the Fight Against Student Depression–Community College (Inside Higher Ed)

Aug. 15, 2022 — It’s time to fix the two-tiered faculty system at California’s community colleges (EdSource)

Aug. 3, 2022 — Teachers’ retirement investments record negative return for first time since Great Recession (EdSource)

July 6, 2022 —  A ‘Strong’ Investment in California Higher Ed (Inside Higher Ed)

July 5, 2022 — San Mateo County’s 2022-23 Property Assessment Roll Reaches Record High after Twelfth Consecutive Year of Growth Roll Value Increases by 8.34% to $288.0 billion (San Mateo County Assessor)

July 4, 2022 — Colleges should stop offering options that hinder students’ progress (EdSource)

June 30, 2022 — State budget continues record funding for public education, secures funding for part-time faculty healthcare (CFT)

June 30, 2022 — Former community college chancellor pleads not guilty on corruption charges (The Almanac)

June 29, 2022 — State auditor to probe how community colleges spent money meant to hire full-time faculty (EdSource)

June 20, 2022 — I supported the push to reduce remedial classes in community colleges but this new bill goes too far (EdSource)

June 16, 2022 — Oakley resigns as state Community College Chancellor to head foundation (EdSource)

May 31, 2022 — More than half of California community colleges refuse to drop dead-end remedial courses (Los Angeles Times)

May 28, 2022 — San Mateo County Community College District eases mask policy (San Mateo Daily Journal)

May 24, 2022 — Since ’10, San Mateo Community College District sees 31% enrollment drop (San Mateo Daily Journal)

May 24, 2022 — Part-Time Faculty Conference empowers through learning (California Federation of Teachers)

May 13, 2022 — Billions more for California schools, colleges under Newsom’s revised budget (EdSource)

May 11, 2022 — Health care funding for community college adjuncts expected in revised budget plan (EdSource)

May 8, 2022 — City College of San Francisco lays off 38 faculty members, expects to cut hundreds of classes (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 5, 2022 — Lawmakers want strict rules so students avoid no-credit remedial courses (EdSource)

May 4, 2022 — Part-time faculty power up for change (California Federation of Teachers)

May 4, 2022 — Turnover, Burnout and Demoralization in Higher Ed (Inside Higher Education)

May 2, 2022 — This proposal could solve health insurance problem for part-time community college faculty (Cal Matters)

Apr. 29, 2022 — Who’s missing from California’s community colleges? (Cal Matters)

Apr. 12, 2022 — Former college chancellor arrested at SFO (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Apr. 8, 2022 — Former San Mateo County Community College District Chancellor Ron Galatolo charged (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Apr. 6, 2022 — Bills to aid community college adjuncts advance in California Assembly (EdSource)

Apr. 6, 2022 — Leadership turnover plagues California Community Colleges (Inside Higher Education)

Apr. 6, 2022 — Community colleges on track for $100 million to improve cybersecurity (EdSource)

Apr. 4, 2022 — Long Beach Community College adjuncts sue over unpaid work hours (EdSource)

Apr. 4, 2022 — Post-pandemic, will community college students keep choosing online instruction? (EdSource)

Apr. 2, 2022 — San Mateo County Community College District ramps up outreach (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Apr. 2, 2022 — ‘My car is my home’: the California students with nowhere to live (The Guardian)

Mar. 29, 2022 — Minneapolis Educators Just Showed the Country How to Strike and Win (Jacobin)

Mar. 24, 2022 — California’s online community college faces third attempt to shut it down (EdSource)

Mar. 21, 2022 — The collapse of community college enrollment: Can California turn it around? (Cal Matters)

Mar. 15, 2022 — Basic aid community colleges must start listening to students (San Jose Spotlight)

Mar. 9, 2022 —Becker bill allowing the San Mateo County Community College District to make college free for local students in need advances in State Senate (Senator Josh Becker)

Mar. 3, 2022 — What’s keeping California’s community college students from transferring? (EdSource)

Feb. 25, 2022 — California should properly pay community college instructors (Mercury News)

Feb. 25, 2022 — City College Board votes to lay off at least 50 full-time faculty (48 Hills)

Feb. 24, 2022 — A Snapshot of Pandemic Life for Adjunct Faculty Members (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Feb. 18, 2022 — Huge numbers of student fathers are quitting college (Hechinger Report)

Feb. 17, 2022 — Scholarly Groups Open Up, Slowly (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Feb. 17, 2022 — Adjuncts often find ladder leads to nowhere in California community colleges (EdSource)

Feb. 14, 2022 — Health care benefits key battleground for California’s adjunct community college faculty (EdSource)

Feb. 10, 2022 — The gig workers of California community colleges face worsening conditions (EdSource)

Feb. 8, 2022 — California College of the Arts staff strike in San Francisco as a 2-year labor dispute comes to a head (San Francisco Chronicle)

Feb. 7, 2022 — Free Community College Is Off the Table, Jill Biden Says (New York Times)

Feb. 3, 2022 — San Mateo County Community College District mulls conflict of interest policies (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Feb. 2, 2022 — Bill seeks to aid student college costs in the San Mateo County Community College District (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Feb. 2, 2022 — San Jose college teachers upset over lack of COVID vaccine oversight (San Jose Spotlight)

Feb. 2, 2022 — CCSF faces layoffs of 50 full-time faculty members (San Francisco Chronicle)

Feb. 1, 2022 — Why Are Unions Suddenly Such a Hot Topic and Does It Matter? (Academic Minute)

Jan. 24, 2022 — Students, faculty call on district to provide a safer return to campus (Skyline View)

Jan. 24, 2022 — California’s community colleges generate nearly $130B in economic activity, in new report (EdSource)

Jan. 21, 2022 — San Mateo County Community College District staff, students demand additional safety measures (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Jan. 21 2022 — Skyline college faculty, students demand increased safety measures (Pacifica Tribune)

Jan 20 2022 — Teaching: The Limitations of Designing a Course That Can Pivot (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Jan 18, 2022 — Trustee sees ‘college on the coast’ and more (Half Moon Bay Review)

Jan 18, 2022 — Another Oakland teacher sickout stopped classes at three schools — and students say they’ll skip classes all week (San Francisco Chronicle)

Jan 17, 2022 — Oakland students say they’ll walk out Tuesday unless COVID safety demands are met (San Francisco Chronicle)

Jan 16, 2022 — Some Colleges Loosen Rules for a Virus That Won’t Go Away (New York Times)

Jan 11, 2022 — Newsom offers new money if California college systems meet equity goals (EdSource)

Jan 10, 2022 — Funding for schools, community colleges to break $100 billion in Gov. Newsom’s proposed budget (EdSource)

Jan 6, 2022 — Plea deal for San Mateo County Community College District vice chancellor (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Jan 6, 2022 — San Mateo County Community College District official charged in ongoing corruption probe (Mercury News)

Jan 6, 2022 — Community College District Vice Chancellor Pleads No Contest To Felonies (SFGate)

Jan 6, 2022 — Community college district vice chancellor strikes a deal, pleads no contest to two felonies (The Almanac)

Jan 3, 2022 — Explore Faculty Salaries at 3,500 Colleges, 2012-20 (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Jan 2, 2022 — Part-time professors deserve the opportunity for full-time work (EdSource)

Jan 2, 2022 — Administrator charged with using college resources to help incumbent in election (Palo Alto Daily Post)

Dec. 29, 2021 — ‘I Feel Half as Successful’: Teachers Push to Ban Hybrid Instruction, But Districts Want to Keep It (Politico)

Dec. 27, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District vice chancellor pleads not guilty to misusing public funds (The Almanac)

Dec. 27, 2021 — San Mateo County property taxes total $3.2B (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Dec. 27, 2021 — How Exploited Job Insecure Part-Time Faculty Get Screwed at Progressive City College of San Francisco (Counterpunch)

Dec. 22, 2021 — San Mateo community college vice chancellor charged in wide-ranging corruption case (Mercury News)

Dec. 22, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District official charged with 15 felonies (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Dec. 22, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District vice chancellor charged with embezzlement (The Almanac)

Dec. 21, 2021 — Vice chancellor charged in San Mateo County Community College corruption case (Palo Alto Daily Post)

Dec. 21, 2021 —Cal State and faculty union reach tentative labor agreement (EdSource)

Dec. 15, 2021 —The Secret Lives of Adjunct Professors (Elle)

Dec. 15, 2021 —Professors promote resolution on academic freedom (Inside Higher Ed)

Dec. 11, 2021 —Ronald Reagan’s ghost runs the UC system. Expect strikes until that changes (San Francisco Chronicle)

Dec. 7, 2021 —UC avoided one big strike, but more are in the works at California colleges (Sacramento Bee)

Dec. 6, 2021 — Has the pandemic put college further out of reach for Californians? (San Francisco Chronicle)

Nov. 28, 2021 — Colleges’ overreliance on adjunct faculty is bad for students, instructors and academic freedom (Los Angeles Times)

Nov. 17, 2021 — $20 billion more projected in early forecast for 2022-23 funding for K-14 schools (EdSource)

Nov. 17, 2021 — UC lecturers greet new contract as “a game changer” and “only the beginning” (CFT)

Nov. 17, 2021 — UC-AFT Teaching Faculty Reach Historic Agreement (University Council-AFT)

Nov. 16, 2021 — California community college system urged to do more to help students complete college (EdSource)

Nov. 15, 2021 — California Community Colleges deserve more support (CalMatters)

Nov. 12, 2021 — Free community college is common sense for San Mateo County (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Nov. 12, 2021 — Free community college is common sense for San Mateo County (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Nov. 12, 2021 — Dramatic enrollment drop won’t cost California community colleges state aid but could impact adjunct faculty (EdSource)

Nov. 9, 2021 — More California Latino students attending college, but ‘disturbing gaps’ remain (EdSource)

Nov. 5, 2021 — How six California community college districts became targets of scammers (EdSource)

Nov. 4, 2021 — California community college enrollment drops below 2 million students, more than previously reported (EdSource)

Nov. 3, 2021 — Employers are gathering data on your work habits. California labor advocates want to change this (San Francisco Chronicle)

Nov. 1, 2021 — Calbright College enrollment numbers spark debate (Inside Higher Ed)

Nov. 1, 2021 — Sequoia district spokesperson leaves for community college district role (The Almanac)

Oct. 27, 2021 — Searching for equity in dual enrollment (EdSource)

Oct. 26, 2021 — CFT launches campaign to secure healthcare for part-time faculty (CFT)

Oct. 26, 2021 — Governor’s veto of AB 375 disappointing setback in push for increased workload cap (CFT)

Oct. 25, 2021 — Community college enrollment drops worry campus leaders (Inside Higher Ed)

Oct. 25, 2021 — California community colleges unable to justify placing students in remedial classes, study finds (EdSource)

Oct. 22, 2021 — College district paid over $200K in legal fees for former chancellor (The Almanac)

Oct. 22, 2021 — CSU graduation rates steadily improve despite pandemic; equity concerns remain (EdSource)

Oct. 21, 2021 — UC lecturer workforce could strike over contract (CalMatters)

Oct. 21, 2021 — Few completions, more dropouts as Calbright College continues to struggle (EdSource)

Oct. 20, 2021 — Community College Leaders Discuss Centering Race in Faculty Hiring (Diverse Issues in Higher Ed)

Oct. 18, 2021 — Faculty Diversity Fell in Time of Crisis (Inside Higher Ed)

Oct. 18, 2021 — 4-year Degrees for California’s 2-year Colleges (Inside Higher Ed)

Oct. 13, 2021 — A Frugal Veto at a Time of Abundance (Inside Higher Ed)

Oct. 12, 2021 — Law on Transfer Process Sparks Controversy (Inside Higher Ed)

Oct. 12, 2021 — Long wait for students to enroll in some community college nursing programs (EdSource)

Oct. 7, 2021 — Equity in learning starts with equity for community college teachers (EdSource)

Oct. 6, 2021 — Newsom signs bills to ease college transfer and improve student housing (EdSource)

Oct. 5, 2021 — The Future of Community Colleges (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Oct. 5, 2021 — UC workforce churn: Why a quarter of lecturers don’t return each year (Cal Matters)

Oct. 4, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District sharpens focus on equity (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Oct. 4, 2021 — A Complicated Relationship: How California’s Community Colleges Educate Future Police and Why Our Curriculum Needs to Change (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Oct. 3, 2021 — What’s on everyone’s mind? The return to in-person From urban to rural, community college locals weigh in (CFT)

Sep. 30, 2021 — Decision on Galotolo, former San Mateo County Community College District chancellor, investigation expected soon (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Sep. 28, 2021 — Free community college plan requires states to up funding (Inside Higher Ed)

Sep. 24, 2021 — SMCCCD to help students cover student debt and college costs (KRON4)

Sep. 24, 2021 — What’s the role of unions in the 21st century? (Cal Matters)

Sep. 21, 2021 — California Community Colleges seek $100 million in tech upgrades, in part to tighten security after bot attacks (EdSource)

Sep. 16, 2021 — Newsom administration opposes major changes to Cal Grants, calling them too costly (EdSource)

Sep. 14, 2021 — How Can We Trust Administrators? (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Sep. 14, 2021 — Free college gets big boost in San Mateo County Community College District (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Sep. 13, 2021 — District Attorney’s two-year investigation of alleged financial misdeeds by former community college chancellor about to conclude (The Almanac)

Sep. 3, 2021 — That student in your community college class could be a bot (Cal Matters)

Sep. 3, 2021 — For Labor Day, here are five documentaries the bosses don’t want you to see (S.F. Chronicle)

Sep. 1, 2021 — Over 60,000 Fake Applications Submitted in Student Aid Scheme, California Says (N.Y. Times)

Aug. 31, 2021 — Professors in Peril: Adjuncts in California Face Uncertainty and Financial Insecurity (KCET)

Aug. 29, 2021 — 53 years in the making, the Peninsula’s Cañada College finally gets its pool (S.F. Chronicle)

Aug. 29, 2021 — Students demand that teacher pension fund revoke fossil fuel investments (48 Hills)

Aug. 26, 2021 — California community college adjuncts are pushing to get paid for time-consuming pandemic switch to online (EdSource)

Aug. 26, 2021 — Community colleges pursue array of recruitment strategies (Inside Higher Ed)

Aug. 26, 2021 — Could this plan ease transfer woes for California Community College students? (Cal Matters)

Aug. 25, 2021 — California’s aspiring community college transfer students deserve pathways to success (EdSource)

Aug. 25, 2021 — Beyond High-Risk: Update for Fall 2021 (Accessible Campus Action Alliance)

Aug. 25, 2021 — Community college students make the most of Covid-19 federal aid (EdSource)

Aug. 25, 2021 — Covid relief for California community college students depends on the school they attend (EdSource)

Aug. 22, 2021 — ‘Get worried’: Gavin Newsom’s supporters are trying to bridge an enthusiasm gap by pumping up the fear (S.F. Chronicle)

Aug. 2, 2021 — Community colleges offer cash, textbooks to students who get vaccinated (Cal Matters)

Aug. 2, 2021 — Bay Area Health Officials Urge Immediate Vaccination and Issue Orders Requiring Use of Face Coverings Indoors to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 (County of San Mateo)

July 31, 2021 — The Targeting of Scholars for Ideological Reasons from 2015 to Present (F.I.R.E)

July 28, 2021 — Half of California community college students lack money for food. New funding aims to help (Sacramento Bee)

July 28, 2021 — The Complexities of Free College (Inside Higher Ed)

July 28, 2021 — A spotlight on California’s community colleges as chancellor starts unpaid federal adviser role (EdSource)

July 26, 2021 — SMCCCD to offer at least 30% of courses in-person this fall (The Almanac)

July 26, 2021 — How Oakland Teachers Took Control of Our Return to School (Labor Notes)

July 23, 2021 — How Contingent Faculty Organizing Can Succeed in Higher Education (Counterpunch)

July 23, 2021 — San Mateo County community colleges prep for reopening (San Mateo Daily Journal)

July 21, 2021 — College of Marin Offers $2,000 to Students Who Re-Enroll (Inside Higher Ed)

July 13, 2021 — California community college students will soon be required to take ethnic studies (EdSource)

July 13, 2021 — Calbright College Gets Reprieve After Calls for Closure (Inside Higher Ed)

July 12, 2021 — California lacks timely data on who goes to college. This might fix that. (Cal Matters)

July 12, 2021 — California Senate puts off discussion on whether to kill Calbright College (EdSource)

July 8, 2021 — Few strings for colleges on how to spend record federal Covid relief dollars (EdSource)

July 7, 2021 — Workers Are Funding The War On Themselves (Daily Poster)

June 29, 2021 — San Mateo Community Colleges to Expand Free Tuition Program (Inside Higher Ed)

June 25, 2021 — Free tuition expanding in San Mateo County Community College District (San Mateo Daily Journal)

June 23, 2021 — California community college transfer students face roadblocks to bachelor’s degrees (EdSource)

June 16, 2021 — How some college counselors are fighting back against pandemic-induced enrollment decline (Cal Matters)

June 15, 2021 — California community colleges lose students to more expensive for-profit colleges (EdSource)

June 14, 2021 — Reopening accelerated for San Mateo County Community College District (San Mateo Daily Journal)

June 9, 2021 — California community colleges are resisting $170 million to hire full-time instructors (Cal Matters)

June 9, 2021 — California’s community colleges took a massive hit during the pandemic (San Francisco Chronicle)

June 7, 2021 — Reform Cal Grant and invest in community college students (EdSource)

June 2, 2021 — Legislature looks to expand financial aid at California’s colleges (EdSource)

June 1, 2021 — How community colleges are retooling to bring students back post-pandemic (PBS News Hour)

May 24, 2021 — California’s community colleges move to require ethnic studies (EdSource)

May 19, 2021 — Does Teaching America It’s Racist Make It Less Racist? (New York Times)

May 19, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District set to overhaul college gym operations (San Mateo Daily Journal)

May 17, 2021 — CCSF withdraws 23.5% pay raise for executive amid outrage at the financially troubled college (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 15, 2021 — CCSF seeks 23.5% raise for executive as faculty take steep pay cuts during fiscal crisis (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 14, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District officials seek swift campus reopening (San Mateo Daily Journal)

May 13, 2021 — President of Key Teachers’ Union Shares Plea: ‘Schools Must Be Open’ in Fall (New York Times)

May 12, 2021 — State auditor: Calbright has to get better or shut down (CalMatters)

May 11, 2021 — California’s $175 million online community college graduated just 12 students in its first year, audit finds (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 11, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District eyes reopening (San Mateo Daily Journal)

May 11, 2021 — Community college campuses should reopen (San Mateo Daily Journal)

May 10, 2021 — City College of S.F. avoids deep cuts for now, but long-term future is cloudy (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 7, 2021 — Calbright College once again faces opposition that seeks to shut it down (EdSource)

May 4, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District moves toward internal auditor (San Mateo Daily Journal)

May 4, 2021 — We All Know This Story, and Yet… (Inside Higher Ed)

May 3, 2021 — Spring Came, the Pandemic Improved, the Economy Got Stronger, But College Enrollment Numbers Actually Got Worse (The 74)

May 2, 2021 — Community college saved my life. Thank you, Joe Biden, for trying to make it free. (Washington Post)

April 28, 2021 — The Biden Plan for Free Community College Has a Big Challenge (New York Times)

April 28, 2021 — Higher education leaders praise Biden’s tuition-free college plan: ‘A revolutionary proposal’ (Washington Post)

April 23, 2021 — California public universities’ vaccine requirement could impact more than 1 million students, faculty and staff (EdSource)

April 23, 2021 — Expanding Cal Grant would help a quarter million older students — and cost hundreds of millions more dollars (Cal Matters)

April 19, 2021 — $2 million grant allows 500 San Mateo County residents to attend community college for free (San Francisco Examiner)

April 19, 2021 — San Mateo County gives $2M to community college district to expand student supports (San Mateo Daily Journal)

April 19, 2021 — San Mateo County campuses add 500 students to free college and counseling program (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 15, 2021 — State’s fiscal crisis team sounds alarm on the ability of CCSF to stay afloat (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 12, 2021 — California’s community colleges at critical crossroads as more students opt not to attend (EdSource)

April 12, 2021 — Why students are not attending California’s community colleges (EdSource)

April 9, 2021 — California Community Colleges chancellor urges caution in reopening (EdSource)

April 9, 2021 — Gov. Newsom wants schools and colleges to reopen fully by fall. But will they? (EdSource)

April 8, 2021 — Community Colleges Face a Long Road to Recovery (Chronicle of Higher Education)

April 2, 2021 — The Pandemic Hit the Working Class Hard. The Colleges That Serve Them Are Hurting, Too. (New York Times)

March 29, 2021 — Easing the transfer path in California from community colleges to universities (EdSource)

March 23, 2021 — California community colleges to offer limited expansion of fall in-person classes, chancellor says (EdSource)

March 22, 2021 — California schools, universities condemn anti-Asian attacks, offer support to students (EdSource)

March 19, 2021 — Enrollment declines at California’s community colleges far greater than earlier predictions (EdSource)

March 16, 2021 — Colleges Counted on Enrolling Latino Students. Now They’re Scrambling (Chronicle of Higher Education)

March 12, 2021 — CCSF community outraged over proposed cuts, layoffs (San Francisco Examiner)

March 12, 2021 — Momentum builds for an internal investigator for San Mateo County Community College District (San Mateo Daily Journal)

March 12, 2021 — California’s colleges and universities will receive $5 billion from federal rescue plan (EdSource)

March 11, 2021 — San Mateo County eyes $1 million for free community college (San Mateo Daily Journal)

March 5, 2021 — Calls to change funding to increase faculty diversity at California Community Colleges (EdSource)

March 5, 2021 — Instability is a way of life for adjunct professors (AFT Voices)

March 2, 2021 — California State University faculty seek paid leave for juggling caretaking and online teaching (EdSource)

March 1, 2021 — California’s failure to diversify community college faculty tied to arcane state law (EdSource)

March 1, 2021 — California Community College Districts: race/ethnicity of students and faculty (EdSource)

February 28, 2021 — Big new cuts at City College (48 Hills)

February 24, 2021 — Black students are succeeding in college at higher rates, but far behind white peers, report says (Los Angeles Times)

February 16, 2021 — LAO Report: 2021-22 Budget: California Community Colleges (Legislative Analyst’s Office)

February 16, 2021 — Race on Campus: Why More Latino Students Are Deciding Against College (Chronicle of Higher Education)

February 13, 2021 — Documents detail allegations from the San Mateo County Community College District over the firing of Ron Galatolo (San Mateo Daily Journal)

February 13, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District seeking internal auditor (San Mateo Daily Journal)

February 11, 2021 — ‘New Deal for Higher Education’ could restore public colleges and universities (AFT)

February 11, 2021 — San Mateo college district chancellor fired while DA probes alleged unethical behavior (Mercury News)

February 10, 2021 — After allegations of secret gifts, a chancellor emeritus is fired (Inside Higher Ed)

February 9, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District says Ron Galatolo hid gifts, funds (San Mateo Daily Journal)

February 9, 2021 — San Mateo Community College’s highest-paid employee fired; secret unethical practices cited (San Francisco Chronicle)

February 8, 2021 — Chancellor emeritus Galatolo fired by college district board (Palo Alto Daily Post)

February 8, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District dumps Galatolo (San Mateo Daily Journal)

February 3, 2021 — Newsom’s proposal would create “dual admission” program for community college transfer students (EdSource)

February 2, 2021 — Community colleges and their students were already vulnerable. Then the pandemic hit (Market Watch)

January 29, 2021 — UC record college admission applications show wide diversity (Los Angeles Times)

January 16, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District eyes zero tuition (San Mateo Daily Journal)

January 15, 2021 — Why students are abandoning community colleges in droves (Hechinger Report)

January 14, 2021 — CA Chancellor Oakley backs college leaders after blowback for denouncing Capitol violence (EdSource)

January 14, 2021 — California’s higher education leaders pledge to improve transfers from community colleges (EdSource)

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