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  • Uncovered California: Community College Students’ Quest for Mental Health Services

    Uncovered California: Community College Students’ Quest for Mental Health Services

    Surveys suggest that somewhere in the region of one in four community college students will experience a diagnosable mental health problem at some point, but approximately 40% of them won’t seek timely help.

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  • Task Force: Replace Junior College Accreditation Commission

    Task Force: Replace Junior College Accreditation Commission

    “It is too far gone, let’s start over again.” That is the growing consensus of opinion after years of rising tensions and escalating concerns about the methods and practices of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The organization has accredited California’s community colleges for more than 50 years, but now faces losing

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  • Teaching Moment: Will Sacramento School College Accreditors?

    Teaching Moment: Will Sacramento School College Accreditors?

    If it becomes law, a reform bill now in the state legislature will mark a milestone in the two-year effort to rein in the secretive but powerful private organization responsible for accrediting California’s 112 public community colleges. The target of Assembly Bill 1397 is the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), which was

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  • Revolving Doors and ‘Edupreneurs’

    Revolving Doors and ‘Edupreneurs’

    Do failed policy proposals from public education officials enjoy an afterlife when their creators depart Washington for the private sector? This is no academic question. In fact, the career arcs of two former federal policymakers may well have foreshadowed the life-or-death clash over the accreditation of San Francisco City College (CCSF), one of California’s 112READ MORE
  • Trial to Save City College of San Francisco Begins

    Trial to Save City College of San Francisco Begins

    The long-anticipated trial pitting the City of San Francisco against the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges — and its efforts to shut down the city’s storied City College — began Monday. The opening statements in San Francisco Superior Court revealed the stark difference in the way the two sides view the role of

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  • City College of San Francisco Trial Approaches

    City College of San Francisco Trial Approaches

    Take the state law on fair competition. Add the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges‘ actions to shut down City College of San Francisco (CCSF). What will these ingredients amount to in a court of law? That will be determined by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Curtis E.A. Karnow  following a non-jury trial that

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