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UC, CSU, California Community Colleges — and the New University of California?

April 4, 2013 | 7:00 am

UC, CSU, California Community Colleges — and the New University of California?

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There’s the University of California, the California State University and California Community Colleges. Soon, there could be a fourth system of higher education — the New University of California. The catch? It wouldn’t offer classes. It wouldn’t charge tuition. And it wouldn’t hire professors. Instead, it would awards degrees based on mastery of skills and subjects, […]

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Clampdown on Student Suspensions, Free College Materials Among New Education Laws

December 31, 2012 | 12:29 pm

Clampdown on Student Suspensions, Free College Materials Among New Education Laws

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Some big changes are in store for California schools in 2013, with the most significant development perhaps coming in the way that schools suspend students. We asked KQED’s education reporter, Ana Tintocalis to clue us in on what’s new in education this year. Ana, break it down… Suspending students to become more difficult In the […]

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Trustees Delay Fee Hike Proposal

November 12, 2012 | 4:12 pm

Trustees Delay Fee Hike Proposal

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Update: California State University Trustees announced on Tuesday that they are postponing a plan to hike fees on selected students. The CSU chancellor released the following statement: California State University Trustees have postponed reviewing a plan to improve access and reduce time to degree. The proposal to modify the current undergraduate fee structure was part […]

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September 20, 2012 | 8:22 am

A.M. Splash: State Has Over 6 Million in Poverty; Poll Finds 51% in Favor of Calif. Tax Measure; Zuckerberg Fortune Falls to $9.4 Billion

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More than 6 million Californians now living in poverty (SJ Mercury News) More than 330,000 Californians fell below the poverty line in 2011, bringing the ranks of California’s poor to more than 6.1 million, according to statistics being released Thursday from the U.S. Census Bureau. The statewide poverty rate hit 16.6 percent in 2011, up […]

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September 4, 2012 | 9:49 am

CSU Faculty Approve 4-Year Contract

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Faculty of the California State University system have overwhelmingly approved a new four-year contract that largely preserves current labor terms and contains no salary raises. California Faculty Association President Lillian Taiz said Tuesday that 91 percent of the association’s members who voted approved the agreement. About 35 percent of the union’s […]

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August 14, 2012 | 8:22 am

A.M. Splash: Assembly Passes Tuition Break; Solyndra Gives $3.5 Million to Ex-Employees; Immigrant Relief Period Begins Wednesday

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Major tuition break OKd by Assembly (SF Chronicle) Middle-class students at California’s public universities are one big step closer to receiving a major tuition break, after the Assembly narrowly approved a measure Monday that would fund college scholarships by eliminating a corporate tax break. Solyndra agrees to pay $3.5 million in a settlement with its […]

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Calif. State Universities Limit Enrollment for Spring

July 31, 2012 | 12:30 pm

Calif. State Universities Limit Enrollment for Spring

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Fees go up. Faculty get no raises. And now  the California State University system is turning away students. CSU’s will accept student applications at only 10 campuses for the spring 2012 semester, the system announced yesterday. Even those 10 campuses will limit new applications mostly to students who are transferring from California community colleges with […]

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Cal State Reaches Tentative Agreement with Faculty

July 31, 2012 | 10:13 am

Cal State Reaches Tentative Agreement with Faculty

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — California State University has reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract with its faculty that largely preserves current contract terms and calls for no salary raises, the university and faculty union said Tuesday. “It’s a fair agreement in the context of hard times,” said Lillian Taiz, who heads the California […]

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Chart: The Cost of Tuition at UC, CSU Over the Years, Adjusted For Inflation

July 18, 2012 | 4:56 pm

Chart: The Cost of Tuition at UC, CSU Over the Years, Adjusted For Inflation

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How much has tuition for California’s public universities really increased over the last 20 years? Using data from the California State University Budget Office and University of California Budget Office, KQED has charted average tuition and campus fees for resident undergraduates, adjusted for inflation. The numbers show that students and/or their parents are paying three […]

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Does a College President Deserve $325,000 a Year?

July 18, 2012 | 4:34 pm

Does a College President Deserve $325,000 a Year?

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You can make big money as a campus president at the California State University. More than ever before. On Tuesday the California State University trustees approved salaries for three new campuses presidents that are 9 or 10 percent higher than their predecessors earned: $324,500 for Diane Harrison at CSU Northridge $324,500 for Leslie Wong at […]

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