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California needs a plan for federal aid for adult students without high school diplomas

February 17th 2020 - blog, News

Thousands more California residents might qualify for financial aid to attend college and earn credentials — and higher wages — if the state added its own option for students without high school diplomas to qualify for “ability to benefit,” or ATB, funds. There are three ways for students to qualify for federal student aid through […]

Bakersfield symposium highlights concerns — and solutions — related to college access and equity

December 4th 2019 - blog, News, Uncategorized

More than 300 practitioners from community colleges across California gathered in Bakersfield on Nov. 15 to learn about and explore intentional, supported pathways as a strategy for equity.  The intensive, daylong Bakersfield Intersegmental Pathways Symposium began with remarks from Kern Community College District chancellor Thomas J. Burke and Bakersfield College president Sonya Christian. Christian said […]