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City College of San Francisco has gotten something of a reprieve these last few weeks. First, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow tentatively ruled that the ACCJC – the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges – had violated the law when it moved to terminate the school’s accreditation in 2013. Then, last week, California’s Community College Board of Governors removed the commission’s monopoly on the accreditation of schools in the state.

Paul Fain is a reporter for the journal “Inside Higher Ed.” KALW's Jen Chien asked him what Judge Karnow’s ruling means for the school and the commission.

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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.

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.

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KALW's Jen Chien sat down with Crosscurrents host Holly Kernan to talk about what's going on off-campus to support CCSF's survival.

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Robert Agrella was appointed by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to advise City College of San Francisco's seven-member board of trustees just over a year ago. But in July, when the college was told it would remain on "show cause" status for another year, the state effectively disbanded the board, and gave Agrella sole decision-making authority. His full title now is "Special Trustee with Extraordinary Powers".

Agrella is an experienced administrator, and a former president of several community colleges, most recently at Sonoma and Santa Rosa. He sat down with KALW’s Ben Trefny, who asked him what exactly his administration is doing to save the school.

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For more information on off-campus CCSF supporters, click here.

“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.