higher education


Tue July 16, 2013


Mon June 17, 2013

Reconsidering California’s Master Plan for Higher Education

Governor Pat Brown signing the Donahoe Act implementing much of the Master Plan in 1960
via UCLA Faculty Association



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.

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Mon August 27, 2012

City College of San Francisco Fights for its Future

Banners and flyers on the first day of classes
Jen Chien

In recent years, all levels of California’s public education system have been suffering from continuing budget cuts. City College of San Francisco, California’s largest community college has not been immune to these troubles. But right now it's facing an even bigger challenge, as the school fights to maintain its accreditation.  KALW Education reporter Jen Chien spoke with Ben Trefny about the situation.


Tue January 31, 2012

How can we lower the student drop-out rate?

European Commission

In last week’s State of the Union address, President Obama proposed something radical, that dropping out of high school no longer be allowed. But that might be complicated. Every school district has tried numerous solutions to the dropout dilemma without success.

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Wed December 28, 2011

Saving the UC – but at what cost to students?

Under CC License from Keoki Seu. http://www.flickr.com/photos/keokiseu/5496463278/

In the University of California system, officials are considering raising fees as much as 16% a year through

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