community college http://kalw.org en CCSF stays open, but workers aren't celebrating yet http://kalw.org/post/ccsf-stays-open-workers-arent-celebrating-yet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">City College of San Francisco is now able to stay open for another two years while it meets accreditation standards, according to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.</span></p><p class="p1">This is a relief for the college which has feared closure since last July, when the commission decided to terminate the college’s accreditation this coming July.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:29:38 +0000 Hana Baba 45143 at http://kalw.org CCSF stays open, but workers aren't celebrating yet A starting place for former foster youth http://kalw.org/post/starting-place-former-foster-youth <p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dejon Lewis was 11 years old when child protective services arrived to take him and his twin sister away from their mother, whom he says is a drug addict. But instead of giving themselves over to the state, the two children made a run for it. Lewis says they stayed with a family friend for a while, but eventually they turned themselves in, and that’s when he entered the foster care system. Since then, Lewis has bounced around a lot.</span></p><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“It’s hard to live when you’re just living with strangers and strangers and strangers, and no relatives. But I know down the road that that wouldn’t last forever, so I had to figure out how to be more independent,” he says.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:59:30 +0000 Rachel Wong 41059 at http://kalw.org A starting place for former foster youth Keeping the doors open at City College of San Francisco http://kalw.org/post/keeping-doors-open-city-college-san-francisco <p>For more information on off-campus CCSF supporters, click <a href="http://kalw.org/post/city-college-supporters-strike-back-against-accreditor">here</a>.</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">“Open, Accredited, and Ready for You!” That’s what it says on the big electronic billboard at the entrance to City College’s main Ocean Avenue Campus. Despite ongoing troubles over the last year and a half, the school is still fully operational and remains fully accredited. Students crowd the walkways in between classes, and the atmosphere feels like any other busy college campus. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:46:09 +0000 Jen Chien 37044 at http://kalw.org Keeping the doors open at City College of San Francisco Student voices from City College of San Francisco http://kalw.org/post/student-voices-city-college-san-francisco-0 <p></p><p>City College of San Francisco serves over 85,000 students every year. The diversity of the student body reflects the vibrancy of the city. Here are just a few of those students' voices.</p><p><em><strong>Click on the players above to listen.</strong></em> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:45:36 +0000 Jen Chien 37049 at http://kalw.org Student voices from City College of San Francisco Reconsidering California’s Master Plan for Higher Education http://kalw.org/post/reconsidering-california-s-master-plan-higher-education <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For decades, California’s public university system has been a model for the world, and its prestige has helped to create much of the state’s prosperity. More recently the system has been stumbling – a victim of constant budget cutting, chronic overcrowding, and administrative gridlock.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:52:14 +0000 Jen Chien 28891 at http://kalw.org Reconsidering California’s Master Plan for Higher Education