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CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES WIN SUIT ON BEHALF OF UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS

By Mikhail Zinshteyn, CALmatters

CALmatters is an independent public interest journalism venture covering California state politics and government.

Photo:  U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at CPAC in National Harbor, Maryland in 2018. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr

June 18, 2020 (San Diego's East County) - A federal judge sided with California’s community colleges today in ruling that the Trump administration illegally restricted recent federal stimulus funds to as many as 800,000 students, including undocumented students.


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BILL TO RECOGNIZE MILITARY EXPERIENCE, CUT ‘RED TAPE’ FOR STUDENT VETERANS MOVES FORWARD IN LEGISLATURE

 
AB 2462 standardizes credit recognition at community colleges for vets 
 
May 27, 2012 (Sacramento) — A measure by Assemblymember Marty Block (AD-78) to help military veterans gain academic credit for their military experience passed the Assembly today on a vote of 67-0.

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GROSSMONT, CUYAMACA COMMENCEMENTS BRING A CLOSE TO CHALLENGING ACADEMIC YEAR

 
May 26, 2012 (El Cajon) -- More than 2,300 students will be receiving their degrees or certificates from East County’s two community colleges at month’s end, capping a year marked by the state’s ongoing budget crisis. 
Cuyamaca College will honor 695 students receiving associate degrees and certificates of achievement Wednesday, May 30, at the 34th annual commencement at the college’s student center quad. On Thursday, May 31, Grossmont College will laud 1,664 students receiving their degrees and certificates at the college’s 51st commencement at the main quad. The ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.
 

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REGION’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHIEFS WARN OF ‘DISMANTLING’ CUTS IF TAX VOTE FAILS

 
Local campuses face $27 million hit without passage of November initiative

May 20, 2012 (San Diego) -- The heads of the region’s six community college districts issued a tsunami warning of sorts Wednesday, saying a new wave of funding cuts will further cripple the colleges if voters reject the governor’s November tax initiative.
 

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GROSSMONT COLLEGE CERAMICS TECH RELISHES LIGHTING A FIRE UNDER STUDENTS


January 26, 2012 (El Cajon)
 – – Grossmont College ceramics technician Al Ventura likes watching students discover the magic of creating art. It brings back memories of his first turn at the potter’s wheel, and the community college instructor who took him under his wings back in the ‘70s.

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COLLEGE DISTRICT USES STATE GRANT TO IMPROVE EDUCATION REGIONWIDE

 
Cuyamaca College program helps K-14 instructors meet new math, science standards; introduces teens to teaching profession

 
January 25, 2012 (El Cajon) --  From teacher workshops for high school and college instructors to career training opportunities for local teens, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca  Community College District is helping to improve education throughout the region.

 


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CUYAMACA COLLEGE AWARDED $535,000 GRANT FOR JOB TRAINING IN WATER/WASTEWATER TECHNOLOGY


December 21, 2011 (Rancho San Diego)As water becomes an increasingly precious resource in California, more public water agencies and businesses are hiring experts to help customers find ways to better conserve water. To meet this growing demand, Cuyamaca College has been awarded a $535,000 state grant to lead a partnership of seven California community colleges that will provide more training for jobs in the water and wastewater field.

(Cuyamaca College water/wastewater technology students tour the Point Loma treatment plant and see a sample of sludge from plant supervisor K.C. Shankles.)


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CUYAMACA COLLEGE’S NEW PRESIDENT MARK ZACOVIC SAYS TOP SPOT IS PINNACLE OF HIS CAREER

 

 
 
 
 
Community invited to September 28 reception to welcome new leader

September 6, 2011 (Rancho San Diego)-- As a first-generation college graduate, Mark Zacovic, Cuyamaca College’s new president, understands well the challenges facing students. As a finisher of several marathons, he also knows the value of tenacity and goal-setting.


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STATE’S TOP EDUCATION LEADERS RESIGN IN PROTEST OF CA CHAMBER ENDORSING WHITMAN


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NEED A NEW CAREER?

 

July 27, 2010 (El Cajon) -- Grossmont College Adult Reentry Program will host “Your Tomorrow Starts Here,” a free informational meeting for adults interested in returning to school to reenter the workforce, learn a new career, earn a college diploma or upgrade their skills for a job promotion, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, in Room 220 on the college campus. Admission and parking are free.


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MEASURE SIGNED BY PRESIDENT INCREASES COLLEGE ACCESS & AFFORDABILITY

  

Raises Pell Grants, eases loan repayments, & funds community colleges

Changes paid for by eliminating $68 billion in fees to banks

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 3, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Most Americans don’t realize that the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act signed into law on March 30th by President Barack Obama affects more than the health care industry.  It also brings sweeping change to the federal student loan program. Obama termed this “one of the most significant investments in higher education since the G.I. Bill.”

Under the new law, the federal government will stop paying fees to private banks to act as middlemen on loans to students. The measure will save the U.S. government nearly $68 million over the next 11 years—money that will be invested in more Pell Grants made directly to students.  The new law will also make it easier for students to repay loans after graduating. In addition, $2 billion will be invested in community colleges for education and career training programs.


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