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The Obama Administration Proposes $2 Billion More In College Aid
President Obama has increased college aid by over $50 billion since coming into office. And he's trying to do more ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal includes boost to California State University
While pushing for quicker improvement in graduation rates, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed a budget for Cal State University ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

Cash for College workshops connect students to financial aid
Through 800-plus free Cash for College workshops, the California Student Aid Commission is walking students and their parents through financial aid options to help connect families ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

Gov. Jerry Brown again preaches prudence in $170.7-billion California budget
By now, it could easily be called Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget doctrine - an insistence on only modest expansions in state services but liberal payments for one-time expenses ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

Cash for College workshops planned
Assemblyman Bill Dodd (D-Napa) is partnering to promote Cash for College workshops being hosted by local community colleges in conjunction with the California Student Aid Commission ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

Textbooks the largest cost to local college students
Three out of four local college students say that the largest expense to them in their academic careers is the ever-increasing cost of textbooks, according to a survey ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

Higher education debt is worth it, but isn’t risk free
The public discussion about higher education has long been focused on two obvious trends: the rising cost of college, and the growing burden of student debt ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

California Accreditor Loses Appeal
After waiting for nearly two years, the Obama administration this week decided to uphold its decision that California's community college accreditor ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

Higher Learning: The sooner you turn in the federal student aid application, the better
With the dawning of the new year, millions of students in California and the nation are turning their attention from winter break to filling out a form that will determine their eligibility ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

'Generational schism' on race lines could cut public support for higher education
Older white voters more hostile to state university funding if younger population is ethnically diverse, Californian study finds ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

California’s list of poor schools posted again
Facing a lawsuit threat, the state Department of Education has changed its position on posting a list of low-performing schools whose students could be transferred to schools with ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

How Startups are Solving a Decades-Old Problem in Education
In 1984, educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom published research on a new method of teaching, commonly called Bloom's 2 Sigma Problem ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

Bill would ban campus smoking, vaping in California
Colleges students across California would need to stub out their cigarettes and ditch their vape pens under a bill before the Legislature ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16

UC applications break records for 12th straight year
More than 206,000 students applied to attend the University of California as undergraduates in fall 2016, an overall jump of 6.4 percent over fall 2015 ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-20-16


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How Elizabeth Warren Beat A Student Loan Giant
Two years ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren demanded to know why a government-sponsored bank meant to expand homeownership was instead lending money on the cheap to student loan company Sallie Mae, boosting its profits at the public's expense ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

A year of change: EdSource’s top five stories of 2015
This year brought several changes to public schools in California, beginning with a robust economy that added billions of dollars to boost K-12 per-pupil spending ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

Assembly Speaker Committee Chair Appointments
Please be advised that I have made changes to the following committees for the 2015-16 Regular Session, effective immediately ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

Excessive Debt at Graduation: Student Aid Policy Analysis Papers by Mark Kantrowitz:
Student loan debt has been growing rapidly over the last decade. But, while milestones may be impressive, what matters more is the growth in excessive student loan debt at graduation ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

Private Student Loans Guru by Mark Kantrowitz:
When federal student aid is not enough, get objective information and expert advice about paying for college with private student loans ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

California State University receives record number of applications for 2016 term
A bachelor’s degree is more valuable than ever before, and yet college enrollment in the United States is on the decline ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

What is the Future of Higher Education?
A bachelor’s degree is more valuable than ever before, and yet college enrollment in the United States is on the decline ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

Williams: Higher education exploits blacks
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ran headlong into the leftist meat grinder by questioning whether college admission of blacks with academic achievement levels ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

No FAFSA, No Diploma in Louisiana
In order to graduate from high school in Louisiana, students will soon be required to apply for federal financial aid for college ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

California community colleges double number of transfer-to-CSU degrees
Community college students are earning specialized transfer degrees at a blistering pace ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

Final Sequestration Report for Fiscal year 2016
CBO is required to report its assessment of whether enacted appropriations for the current fiscal year exceed caps on discretionary spending ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

Despite Progress, Graduation Gaps Between Whites and Minorities Persist
Colleges and universities are increasing graduation rates across the board for all races, but many of them aren't making a dent when it comes to closing the graduation gap between white students and underrepresented minorities ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

For-profit university buys Heald building in Rancho Cordova
California Northstate University bought the former Heald College building in Rancho Cordova last week for $4.9 million ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-04-16

Special Master Joe Smith Delivers Progress Report on Borrower Defense Process
As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to provide former Corinthian students the debt relief they are entitled ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-21-15

Oakland, Detroit, D.C. Rated Tops for Commitment to Black Make Achievement
A first-of-its-kind scorecard rating U.S. cities for their level of public engagement and commitment to improving educational and life outcomes for Black men and boys ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-21-15

Report Highlights Inequities in Education of Black Students
In July 2000, while still on the presidential campaign trail, then-Texas Governor George W. Bush ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-21-15

Six School Counselor Technology Protocols Infographic
Technology has become a critical tool in school counselor communication, performance and accountability ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-21-15

Mind the Gap: Delivering on the Promise of Higher Education: Executive Summary
In 2012 California Competes called for the state to articulate specific degree attainment goals to advance our regional economies and local communities ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-21-15

Jim Cooper, Rudy Salas chosen to lead California Assembly moderate Democrats
Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfiled, speaks during a rally joined by the Latino Water Coalition, the NAACP ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-21-15

First-in-Family college student pursues game design
When Briana Sidney was growing up in East Oakland, her parents protected her after the homicide of her uncle by keeping her inside. ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-21-15

Call for Nominations: Who Are the Top Tech Innovators in Higher Education?
Each year The Chronicle profiles key innovators who are tackling big challenges facing campuses with the help of technology ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Cal State Faculty Object to New Background Check Policy
A growing number of institutions are seeking to require background checks for employees ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Local Black Community College Students Get a First Look at UC San Diego
Aaron Harvey, a first-year student at San Diego City College, would like to become a public policy attorney ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Salaries of Private College Presidents Continue to Rise, Chronicle Survey Finds
Despite pressure on institutions of higher learning to hold down costs, the compensation of private college presidents continues to climb ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Should Anyone be Eligible for Student Loans?
A surge in the share of Americans defaulting on their student debt is generating support for an obvious but controversial idea: restrict who can borrow for higher education ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Quarterly Student Aid Report: Two-Thirds of Freshmen FAFSA Applicants list Only One College on their Applications
A troubling two-thirds of freshmen students filling out an original Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) designate only a single school ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Free Tuition is Not the Answer
THESE days, politicians on both the left and the right are very critical of higher education ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

UC Davis scholar named to a top state education post
Educator who earned a doctoral degree from the University of California, Davis, has been named deputy superintendent of instruction and learning support ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Why Massachusetts is creating its own student debt counseling unit
Despite the millions of dollars the federal government pays student loan servicers to guide borrowers in repaying their debt ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Student Aid Commission has a new executive director
SACRAMENTO - The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) is pleased to announce the appointment, by unanimous vote, of Lupita Cortez Alcalá as its next Executive Director ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Regents' decision threatens integrity of UC financial aid
Convening at UCSF's Mission Bay campus Thursday afternoon, the UC Board of Regents proposed and passed the UC budget for the 2016-17 academic ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Adams promoted to deputy superintendent at state Department of Education
Tom Adams of Davis has been appointed deputy superintendent of the Instruction and Learning Support Branch at the California Department of Education ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

A Lesson in Isolation: Being Hopi in Higher Education
As an assistant professor at a state school, I have the privilege of working with our Native student populations ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-08-15

Improving Diversity in Higher Education - Beyond the Moral Imperative
We witnessed a pivotal moment for higher education last week with the resignations of Tim Wolfe, President of the University of Missouri System ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

Half of People Who went to College in the Recession Haven't Graduated
One side effect of the 2007-09 recession was a surge in college attendance ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

U.S. Student-Loan Forgiveness Program Proves Costly
The federal government is preparing to forgive billions of dollars in student loans to doctors and other white-collar Americans ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

Teachers' Attitude Towards Technology
As all our old traditional approaches for education are being enhanced by latest educational technologies, students as well as educators ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

California’s Community Colleges Seek a New Accreditor
The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges voted on Monday to oust the controversial commission that accredits the system's colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

UC tests ways to support year-round study
For most college students, summer is synonymous with academic downtime, a season for putting aside books in favor of part-time jobs ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

Thousands more will get debt relief as Corinthian Colleges investigation expands
Expedited debt relief will be available to tens of thousands of additional former students and graduates of the Corinthian Colleges chain ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

Westwood College to forgive $15M in loans to criminal justice students
There are major developments affecting area students in an investigation of for-profit colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

Higher Education: Westwood College announces closure
Westwood College in Upland is the latest in a string of Inland Empire technical colleges to close ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

For-Profit College Operator EDMC Will Forgive Student Loans
The for-profit college operator Education Management Corporation will forgive loans to about 80,000 former students ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

Laurene Powell Jobs launches college-support program in Watts
Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs and an important player in the funding of hotly debated education reforms in the U.S., is expanding her involvement in Los Angeles schools ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

For-profit college will pay $95.5 million to settle 'boiler room' recruiting case
Federal and state authorities announced a $95.5-million settlement Monday with the nation's second-largest chain of for-profit colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

For-Profit College System Expected to Pay Millions
The nation’s second-largest for-profit college operator, Education Management Corporation, is expected to agree to pay nearly $90 million ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-30-15

Students across U.S. march over debt, free public college
Students held demonstrations on university campuses across the United States on Thursday to protest ballooning student loan debt for higher education and rally for tuition-free public colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

BRUCE BARON: Reviving the ‘Promise” in the California Education Master Plan
Even in the California Community Colleges, where the fees are among the lowest in the country, cost is a major reason for students not completing their education ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

California Community College celebrates legislation that expands high school students’ access to college classes
California Community Colleges Board of Governors President Geoffrey L. Baum and Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, on Wednesday celebrated the signing of legislation ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

California Community Colleges Chancellor welcomes new board appointees
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris this week welcomed Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointments of Andrew Campbell and Hasun Khan ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

David Geffen donates $100M to launch school for grades 6-12
UCLA has received a $100 million gift from philanthropist David Geffen, allowing the university to move forward with plans for a new academy ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

University of California proposes a major enrollment expansion
Students applying to the University of California were heartened to hear Tuesday that the university has a new plan to help meet the soaring demand ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

College presidents participate in panel on diversity in higher education
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted a panel on the future of diversity in higher education Wednesday as a part of the University’s week-long campus Diversity Summit ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

SD State to Hire a Dream Coordinator
Undocumented students will see increased support with the impending creation of a Dream coordinator position, according to Vice President of Student Affairs Luoluo Hong ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Assesses Legacy Programs
When Secretary of Education Arne Duncan steps down from his perch in December, he'll bring to a close a seven-year tenure during which he oversaw more change ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

University of California leaders head back to high school
University of California chancellors and other senior leaders will visit high schools across the state over the next few weeks to encourage students to attend college ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Corinthian College students sort through confusion, bureaucracy after company’s fall
Six months after the unprecedented demise of a career-college giant mired in allegations of fraud and deception, thousands of former Corinthian College students are still ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Missions More to Qualify for Student-Loan Modification Program
WASHINGTON - Five million more Americans can join a program to lower student-debt bills, part of a broad campaign by the Obama administration ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Colleges Flex Lobbying Muscle
Lynchburg College President Kenneth Garren was sipping wine at a reception before Virginia's gubernatorial inauguration last year when he spotted a familiar face: Sen. Mark Warner ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Community College programs drive higher incomes
Community college programs in career and technical education especially in health professions lead to significant financial returns ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Timothy P. White: California has two droughts
We face two droughts: one of water and one of bachelor’s-educated citizenry. A case can be made that the San Joaquin Valley ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Governor Brown Announces Appointments
Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke (D-Inglewood) issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s veto of AB 1361: ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Burke Responds to Governor’s Veto of Financial Aid Bill
Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke (D-Inglewood) issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s veto of AB 1361: ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

McCain, Alexander Press Department of Defense to Back off of University of Phoenix, Their Donor
Republican Senators John McCain (AZ), Jeff Flake (AZ), and Lamar Alexander (TN) wrote today to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter calling on him to "reconsider" the Department's decision ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Brice Harris will retire as California community Colleges chancellor next spring
California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris will retire in April, after more than three years leading the sprawling system of 113 colleges and 2.1 million students ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Law could ease textbook costs at California State University and community colleges
Cal State University students and those in community colleges across the state should get a break on textbook costs in the next couple of years, according to proponents of a bill signed Thursday ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Michelle Obama, LeBron James Focus on Higher Education in Akron
AKRON, Ohio - First lady Michelle Obama spent Wednesday in the Buckeye State, joining NBA star LeBron James to talk with kids about the importance of education ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

AIGC and Wells Fargo Partner to Support Native Higher Education
The American Indian Graduate Center, a nonprofit dedicated to improving cultural and economic well-being for individuals and tribes by supporting post-secondary education ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Bill signing rush not always smooth
Lawmakers get to skip town after finishing their work for the legislative year. But for governors and their aides, the work is just beginning ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

For-Profit Colleges Accused of Fraud Still Receive U.S. Funds
When the Obama administration agreed this summer to erase the federal loan debt of some former students at Corinthian Colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

New Federal Program Offers Students Aid for Nontraditional Education
Hoping to offer more alternatives, particularly to low-income students considering substandard for-profit colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Report: California faces 1.1 million shortage of educated workers
While 38 percent of all jobs in California will require a bachelor’s degree or higher in the next 15 years, only about 33 percent of workers ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

LAO Legislative Analyst’s Office: Higher Education Publications, Handouts and Budget Recommendations
At key times during the state’s budget cycle, we post tables containing important information about the education parts of the budget ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Michelle Obama Touts Higher Education
WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama is unveiling a new phase of her initiative encouraging students to continue education after high school ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Napolitano: Transfer pathway is key to UC's success
Speaking at a national conference of community college leaders yesterday (Oct. 15), University of California President Janet Napolitano ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

CI hosts workshop to help high school counselors and professionals navigate Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
High school students who need financial aid will be guided through the application process during a free workshop Saturday, Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at CSU Channel Islands (CI) ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Folsom Lake College opens Rancho Cordova campus
Folsom Lake College will celebrate the grand opening of its new Rancho Cordova Center on Wednesday, Oct. 28, with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-17-15

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Step Down in December
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who shook up education policy from kindergarten to graduate school in his nearly seven years in President Barack Obama’s cabinet. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Wells Fargo Investigated by CFPB over Student Loan Serving
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is investigating Wells Fargo & Co. over its student loan servicing practices, according to people familiar with the matter. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Small Loans, Big Problems
Community colleges are relatively affordable, and their students tend to borrow less than those who attend other types of institutions. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Student Debt is Worse Than You Think
After a series of blockbuster hearings held 25 years ago on abuses in the higher education industry, Congress created a system to protect undergraduates from risky student loans. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

University of Phoenix barred from military bases
The Justice Department and the Department of Education are coordinating on ongoing investigations of the University of Phoenix, a government official said Friday. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

11 tips to help keep your college debt from taking over your life
A rising number of students graduating from college with large student loans are finding they can't buy cars and homes, move up the financial ladder or otherwise improve their lives. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Number of California State University graduates at all time high
The number of students graduating from the California State University schools is at an all time high according to a new report, CSU officials announced Monday. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

University of California still deciding who it will serve: Thomas Elias
The question of who the University of California will be serving when it reaches the third decade of this 21st Century remains one administrators year after year refuse to confront. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Study: Univ. of California schools do the most for low-income students
The New York Times’ Upshot blog this month placed University of California schools at the top of its ranking for colleges that do the most for low-income students. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Colleges may have to return Perkins loan program money
WASHINGTON — About 1,700 colleges and universities could soon be required to return billions of dollars in federal grants. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

How I Made It Ronald Wong helps business and others reach out to people of color
Ronald W. Wong, 49, is the founder and president of Imprenta Communications Group in Pasadena. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

California State University faculty to vote on strike
A threatened strike by California State University faculty could extend to all 23 campuses of the nation's largest public university system if an impasse over raises is not resolved. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Colleges, Corporations Work Together on Inclusion
EVANSTON, Ill. — To make it clear that corporations have put muscle behind their diversity and inclusion initiatives ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

What the ‘campus carry’ law means for higher education
The law allows handguns in university buildings and classrooms, extending the reach of a previous law that allowed handguns on university grounds. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

U.C. Berkeley to start asking incoming freshmen for letters of recommendation
Any student looking to attend the University of California, Berkeley any time soon will have a little more work to do before they end up at the Bay Area campus. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

McGeorge taps well-known grad to lead capital jobs initiative
McGeorge School of Law has hired Sacramento City Councilman Steve Hansen to boost employment opportunities. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Community College enrollment falls from 2008 peak
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Enrollment is falling at California community colleges while some schools struggle to find math instructors. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

California is Showing the Rest of the Country How to Make College Accessible to Everyone
What does it take to deliver a quality education to students from every corner of society? ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Relax, almost everyone is eligible
OK, you’ve worked hard, made the grades you need, scored well on admissions tests and selected a college you want to attend. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Hey, kids, text your way to cheaper college bills
One day in February, a Los Angeles high school student texted a hotline number, worried about paying for college. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Making College More Affordable, One Text at a Time
What's the tiniest change you can think of to create the biggest improvement in someone's well-being? ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Social and Behavioral Sciences Team Annual Report: Texting
The Obama Administration has made significant progress both in using and building evidence to improve government performance and deliver better results at a lower cost for the Nation. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

The College Access Index: A Promise to Critics
This week, we published our second annual College Access Index. It’s a measure of top colleges’ commitment to lower-income students. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Questions Families Need to Ask About Paying for College
When parents and children talk about applying for colleges, they consider all sorts of factors: the school’s prestige, the location, even the food in the dormitories. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Applying for Financial Aid is About to Get Easier
Choosing a college and applying for aid is complicated so much so that many smart, low-income students don’t make it past the initial hurdles. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

CSU CI is among seven minority-serving institutions singled out for national recognition
CSU Channel Islands (CI) among the 2015 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs at Minority-Serving Institutions.” ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Cal State San Marcos raises $50 million in fundraising
SAN MARCOS (CNS) - Cal State San Marcos announced Monday the 25-year-old university is more than halfway toward a $50 million goal in its first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

U.S. Department of Education Awards 60 Million in First in the World Grants to 17 Colleges, Universities and Organizations
As part of the Obama Administration's ambitious agenda to drive innovation and keep a higher education within reach for all Americans. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-13-15

Introduction: A Different Kind of College Ranking
Two years ago this month, President Barack Obama made a bold promise: Starting with the 2015-16 academic year, his administration would rate every college and university in America. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

UC Berkeley Students Criticize New Security Fence Around Chancellor’s Home
The University of California at Berkeley is putting up a fence around Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ on campus house. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

Three ways community colleges plan to enhance workforce training
A task force with the California Community College system has prepared a list of recommendations to enhance career technical training across its 113 colleges. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

Californians pay for state’s public colleges but increasingly can’t get in
They were once the envy of the world for the access they offered to high-quality education for all students at a low price. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

Cal State system has a major gender diversity problem
Susan Martin, who takes office Tuesday as San Jose State’s interim president, is one of seven women to lead CSU campuses. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

Cal State freshmen can still start school this fall, despite the July exit exam being cancelled
High school seniors who were provisionally admitted to one of the 23 California State University campuses but missed their last chance to take the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) can breathe a sigh of relief. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

CSU Channel Islands President Richard Rush to Retire
President Richard R. Rush of California State University Channel Islands, announced today his intent to retire at the end of the 2015-16 academic year. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

University of California System Spending Big on Money on Salary Boosts
Nothing new here: Officials spend extra taxes on themselves. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

Teens, Technology & Friendships
Video games, social media and mobile phones play an integral role in how teens meet and interact with friends. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

Billions in Pell dollars go to students who never graduate
She was in the second semester of her freshman year at the University of California, Berkeley, when Monica Mata started to worry she might never make it to graduation. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

For-profit colleges recruit vets for cash
Many of the nation's largest for-profit college chains have seen enrollments plummet amid investigations into questionable job placement rates and deceptive marketing practices. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

The All-Work, No-Play Culture of South Korean Education
Students take the annual College Scholastic Ability Test, or college entrance exam, at a high school in Seoul last November. Students face enormous pressure to do well on the test. ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-24-15

State budget offers ‘epic opportunity’ for California community colleges
The budget deal agreed to by Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature last month has record increases for education, particularly community colleges. Some call it a windfall. Others call it catch up from deep budget slashing during the recession. ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-17-15

Woodland College one of top 25 in California
Woodland Community College has been was selected by Schools.com as one of the top community colleges in California based on affordability, accessibility, retention, and graduation and transfer rates. ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-17-15

Corinthian Colleges Inc. Sinks into the Subs
Corinthian Colleges Inc(OTCMKTS:COCOQ) sunk well into the subs since the Company announced cessation of operations and hit the bb's. COCO once commanded $35 a share. ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-17-15

Trade Schools have to find grad jobs, or lose financial aid
WASHINGTON -- Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line. ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-17-15

Lawsuit: LAUSD depriving high=need students of $2 billion
A lawsuit filed today accuses the LA Unified school district of planning to deprive low-income, foster youth and English language learners of $2 billion in funds that should be directed to their education. ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-17-15

Californians finding it harder to get admission to UC, figures show
With the number of UC applicants at a new high, California residents faced tougher odds of gaining acceptance into next fall's freshman classes. A record number of students from other countries and states, meanwhile, received offers of admission. ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-17-15

Fewer California residents admitted to UC Schools
SAN FRANCISCO — Fewer California high school students have been offered admission to University of California campuses for the fall, officials reported Thursday, while the number accepted from outside the state and abroad has again increased. ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-17-15

SoCal schools may see more interns, substitutes in classrooms as teacher shortage grows
School is out for the summer, but for some in education, the work is just beginning on a problem that is growing more acute: the teacher shortage. ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-17-15

SoCal schools may see more interns, substitutes in classrooms as teacher shortage grows
School is out for the summer, but for some in education, the work is just beginning on a problem that is growing more acute: the teacher shortage. ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-17-15

UC required to show it’s enrolling California students before it gets extra funding
The extra millions in next year's California budget plan opens up thousands of new, in-state student seats at public universities to help meet increased demand driven by a growing population. ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-17-15

College accused of taking advantage of local veterans
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. After years of service many veterans head to college and take advantage of the GI Bill. ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-17-15

After 12 years trying to raise Sacramento State profile, Alexander Gonzalez leaves helm
Alexander Gonzalez wanted to take Sacramento State to "a higher level" when he became the university’s president in 2003, vowing to transform the sleepy commuter campus into the centerpiece of the state capital. ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-17-15

Solano Community College To Award 165 STEM Scholarships
The National Science Foundation (NSF), the nation's premier agency that sponsors STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) research and education activities in colleges and universities across the country, has granted Solano Community College $622,715 to award 165 scholarships to "academically talented and financially needy" students over a five-year period. ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-17-15

Cal State Long Beach sees record graduation rate
Two-thirds of first-time freshmen graduated from Cal State Long Beach within six years, a record high graduation rate. ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-17-15

Parents Orient Themselves With Cal State Long Beach
Parents flocked to California State University, Long Beach, last week, but it wasn’t graduation or a big game. It was the first Parent and Family Orientation session. ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-17-15

Cal State campuses to host statewide teacher training
SAN BERNARDINO >> About 20,000 teachers, administrators and credential candidates at 33 locations across the state, including Cal State San Bernardino and its Palm Desert campus, will come together on July 31 to share innovative strategies to empower PreK-12 teachers and build strong teacher communities to positively impact California’s students. ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-17-15

CSU campuses digitizing Japanese internment documents, oral histories
CARSON — Archives at 15 California State University campuses are collaborating to digitize nearly 10,000 documents and more than 100 oral histories related to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, university officials announced today. ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-17-15

LA Unified Should Keep A-G Curriculum in Place By Michele Siqueiros
How does the daughter of a seamstress with a sixth grade education get to college? ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

Senate Passes Bill to Help Public Interest Lawyers
A bill that would allow the State Bar to collect donations from members to fund a student loan repayment program for public interest attorneys was unanimously approved yesterday by the state Senate. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

Middle-class students land an elegant win-win
As he prepared to run for state controller in 2014, then-Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez championed the "middle-class scholarship." ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

College accreditation agency is unfair, rife with conflict
Education is the great equalizer, but this vital role is compromised when standards are arbitrarily enforced. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

Lance Izumi Leaves Community College Board after 11 years
The effort behind the left’s movement to control speech is ultimately to manipulate thought - and nowhere better can this be seen than with recently unearthed “guidelines” aimed at University of California faculty. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

America is the land of opportunity’ BANNED at University of California
As he prepared to run for state controller in 2014, then-Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez championed the "middle-class scholarship." ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

Federal Dollars Finance Ever-Greater Share of Higher Education, Analysis Shows
The Conference Committee of the California Legislature voted this week to boost funding to the 23-campus California State University by an additional $227.5 million in ongoing support. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

State committee approves additional CSU funding
The Conference Committee of the California Legislature voted this week to boost funding to the 23-campus California State University by an additional $227.5 million in ongoing support. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

Corinthian Colleges debt forgiveness might come with huge tax bill
Earlier this week, when the Department of Education announced a debt relief program for former students of Corinthian Colleges (a now-defunct company which operated for-profit schools under names including Everest, WyoTech and Heald). ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

L.A. Unified retreats on higher graduation standards
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday retreated from new, more rigorous graduation standards out of concern that huge numbers of students would fail to earn diplomas. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

Debt Relief Unveiled
The federal government will forgive the debt of thousands of former students of Corinthian Colleges, the Obama administration said Monday. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

High Unmet Financial Need Threatens Persistence and Completion for Low-Income Community College Students
Over the last three decades, college tuition and fees have increased nearly four times faster than median income1 and four-and-a-half times faster than inflation. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

Plan to Forgive Corinthian Student’ Loans Offers Hope to Other Borrowers
A loan-forgiveness plan unveiled on Monday by the Obama administration will provide relief to thousands of student-loan borrowers. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

These are the 13 Cities where Millennials Can’t Afford a Home
Soaring home prices and stagnant wages combine to make home-buying in some cities a pipe dream for young adults ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

More Corinthian Colleges students’ federal loan debt to be erased
The U.S. Department of Education on Monday announced a series of debt relief measures that could assist tens of thousands of students affected by the collapse of Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

More Corinthian Colleges students’ federal loan debt to be erased
The U.S. Department of Education on Monday announced a series of debt relief measures that could assist tens of thousands of students affected by the collapse of Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

San Marino teen who ran away because of academic pressure returns home
San Marino girl who ran away from home after feeling overwhelmed by school and SAT tests returned home Monday night, police said. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

Gov't to Erase Debt for Students Who Attended Now-Defunct Corinthian Schools
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will erase much of the debt of students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, officials announced Monday, as part of a new plan that could cost taxpayers as much as $3.6 billion. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

Report: California Community Colleges Can Expect Surge in Black Enrollment
Community colleges play a large role in educating California’s Black students. California is home to the nation’s fifth largest Black population, with approximately 2.16 million Black residents. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

Catalog to Completion
California has one of the largest community college systems in the country, and its four-year universities are so challenged for space that they need many students to start at community colleges. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

Assemblywoman: Stockton, San Joaquin county Underserved in Higher Education
STOCKTON (CBS13) — San Joaquin County is growing fast enough that one state lawmaker says an education gap is growing. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

So what exactly is middle class?
California lawmakers deserved the kudos they got two years ago when they set up a scholarship program to help middle-income families pay for tuition at California State University and University of California campuses. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

CCSF chancellor steps down, interim named
State officials said Friday that the chancellor of City College of San Francisco — which has fended off closure and has struggled for three years to remain accredited — has stepped down to run the school’s facilities department. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

Rich vs. Poor: The Growing ‘Class’ Gap in Higher Education
Two thoughtful yet troubling articles, published within a week of each other, startled higher education leaders last week. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

How a Right-Wing Political Machine is Dismantling Higher Education in North Carolina
On a Monday afternoon in April, a few dozen people gathered in a windowless room in Raleigh, North Carolina, to discuss the crisis in higher education. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

More Corinthian Colleges students, others say they won’t repay student loans
When Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges closed its campuses and filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, it left many students in a lurch with heavy loan debt and midway through completing degrees. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-16-15

Heald College Supporters Appeal to Attorney General
SACRAMENTO — Hundreds of supporters of Heald College held signs and chanted loudly outside the offices of State Attorney General Kamala Harris today, asking that she not hinder a sale of the school. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

Attorney general blamed for hampering sale of Fresno-based college
Corinthian Colleges has faced scrutiny following a lawsuit brought on by California Attorney General Kamala Harris in 2013. The lawsuit alleges Corinthian Colleges “intentionally targeted low-income, vulnerable Californians through deceptive and false advertisements and aggressive marketing campaigns that misrepresented job placement rates and school programs. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

Heald College students rally to save school
On Friday, hundreds of students and staff members from the school gathered in front of Attorney General Kamala Harris' office on I Street in Sacramento, hoping to send a message. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

Corinthian Colleges Goes on the offensive in California as state AGs push for loan forgiveness
Corinthian Colleges, the embattled for-profit education company, is going on the offensive in California as it looks to sell its remaining campuses that continue to enroll thousands of students. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

Does FAFSA.com Con It’s Way into the Wallets of the Uninitiated?
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — What’s the difference between FAFSA.gov and FAFSA.com? About $79.95. If you pick the live service with a phone counselor, it's $99.99. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

Senate panel approves plan to halt tuition increase
SACRAMENTO >> All the talk in recent weeks about how to fix the University of California’s money woes and stave off a tuition hike has been between Gov. Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

Cal State faculty survey describes low pay, hardship
Some California State University faculty say their salary is so low that they must work two jobs, can’t afford to buy a home and at times depend on food stamps and other government assistance to get by. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

A Stronger Nation through Higher Education - California Policy Brief: Lumina Foundation
The need to increase higher education attainment — the percentage of the population that holds a two-year or four-year college degree or other high-quality postsecondary credential — is well understood in California. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

A Stronger Nation through Higher Education: Lumina Foundation Report: Ten-year time horizon brings Goal 2025 into sharp focus
Ten years. Sounds like a long time, doesn’t it? Well, it isn’t. Think back a decade. In 2005, George Bush was beginning his second term as president. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

The Urgency of Increasing Higher Education Attainment in America
As postsecondary skills have become essential to success for millions of Americans, few would argue that our nation has all of the talent it needs to prosper. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

Heald College, on the verge of closure, appeals to Kamala Harris
The Heald College chain is fighting off imminent closure as its troubled parent company, Corinthian Colleges, struggles to find a buyer before going out of business. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

Facing closure, Heald College accuses Kamala Harris of hampering sale
Facing deadlines with creditors and potential closure in the coming weeks, the president of Heald College released an open letter to Attorney General Kamala Harris on Wednesday, asking for leniency as the school attempts to secure a buyer. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

Business school administrators in battle over potential college sale
Heald College administrators have begun an impassioned campaign to remain open as it fights California's justice department. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

Fresno’s Heald College could close if buyer isn’t found by mid-April
Facing more than 100 students and staff at Fresno’s Heald College on Wednesday, its campus president began to cry as she broke the news that the college would close its doors if a buyer isn’t found by mid-April. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

Corinthian students get $480 million relief from ‘predatory’ loans
Students who took out private loans while attending schools owned by the for-profit Corinthian Colleges Inc. will be eligible for 40% reductions in their loan balances. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

Corinthian students get 40% cut in private loan debt
For years, government investigators have zeroed in on Corinthian Colleges Inc., a Santa Ana for-profit college operator accused of roping students into unmanageable debt by promising bright careers after graduation. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

Plan to eliminate UC tuition hike wins unanimous approval from Senate committee
SACRAMENTO — All the talk in recent weeks about how to fix the University of California's money woes and stave off a tuition hike has been between Gov. Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

These States Will Take Your License for Not Paying Student Loans
Legislators in two states are trying to repeal laws that let authorities revoke driver’s licenses or professional licenses when people fall severely behind on their student loan payments. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

Behind on Student Loans? Your Driver’s License Could be Yanked
Imagine not having the money to pay your monthly student loan bill and having your driver’s license (or professional license) suspended as a result. That nightmare scenario is a reality for many Americans. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

Starbucks Doubles College Effort
Starbucks announced Monday that it is doubling the size of its program to provide employees with support for tuition for Arizona State University's online programs. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

State Senate Committee Approved Tuition Bill
California’s Senate Education Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 15 last Wednesday, which addresses needs at all three of California’s higher education systems. ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-13-15

California Competes: Higher Education for a Strong Economy
The rudderless ship that is California higher education would receive some much needed leadership under legislation introduced by State Senator Carol Liu (Pasadena). SB 42 would create a California Commission on Higher Education Performance and Accountability that would: ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

California Black students attend for-profit colleges more than UC or CSU
As access to higher education for minorities continues to be an underlying diversity concern, Constance Iloh looks forward to her new role as assistant professor of higher education at the University of California, Irvine. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

Graduate! Tool Kit: A Community Guide to College Access and Completion
The Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP) at the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to share this comprehensive step-by-step guide to the college enrollment and financial aid process for high school students. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

Federal Student Loan Balance Data by State
Estimated Outstanding Balance and Number of Borrowers with Outstanding Direct Loan or FFEL Loan as of Jan. 2015, by State. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

Napolitano Says ‘We Don’t Have to Listen to This Crap’ as Half-Naked Students Protest Potential UC Tuition Hikes
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — University of California President Janet Napolitano remarked to a fellow regent that they "didn’t have to listen to this crap" as underwear-clad protesters denounced potential tuition hikes during a meeting Wednesday in San Francisco. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

Rash of violence, missing woman have Cal State San Bernardino students on edge
After a string of violent attacks at Cal State San Bernardino and the mysterious disappearance of a woman just off campus, freshman Stephanie Garibo decided pepper spray just wasn't enough. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

US and Mexico sign deal for higher education, innovation and research
Mexico and the United States signed a memo of understanding March 16 to create a Program of Professional Practices between both nations. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

Cal State is tightening admissions criteria to control demand
Diego Aguilar Avila enrolled in Cal State Northridge last fall, and the freshman says he's lucky to have gotten in when he did. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

Bill aiming to increase number of Cal Grants issued passes through Assembly committee
A bill aiming to increase the number of Cal Grants issued — from 22,500 to more than 100,000 — passed unanimously through the state Assembly’s Higher Education Committee on Tuesday. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

Gates Foundation: Postsecondary Success Advocacy Priorities
The nation’s postsecondary education system faces a convergence of powerful and challenging forces. One is economic, as the demand for more and different credentials beyond high school continues to rise, testing the capacity of existing providers. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

Crossing State Lines: Historic Transfer Agreement between California Community College Chancellor’s Office and HBCUs
California’s 112-campus community college system is making it easier for graduates to attend historically black colleges and universities across the country. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

The Impact of Free Tuition
Tennessee's free community college program is exceeding expectations. Demand remains high and the state's completion rates for federal aid applications are up, which is putting colleges on notice about a likely influx of students. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

Sacramento State pays $123,000 to settle lawsuit alleging harassment by president’s son
Sacramento State has agreed to pay an employee $123,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging he was sexually harassed by the university president’s son. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

California Senate rededicates hearing room to women senators
The state Senate skipped last week’s Women of the Year festivities, but it has its own honor planned for Women’s History Month: a rededication of the Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room, named for the Central Valley Democrat who became the first woman elected to the California Senate in 1976. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

Mills College fights back in a tough era for women’s schools
The sudden announcement this month that a century-old women’s college in rural Virginia called Sweet Briar will go out of business this summer has shocked students, faculty and others in the shrinking world of single-gender liberal arts colleges — and raises questions about the future of its Bay Area counterpart, Mills College in Oakland. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

Obama administration will create student loan complaint system, centralized payments for borrowers
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it plans to create a centralized complaint system for federal student loan borrowers as well as a single Web site where they can manage their loan payments. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

Assembly leader Toni Atkins denies conflict of interest in funds proposal
When Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins proposed recently that the state provide $500 million for apartments for low-income Californians, she ignited criticism that such a program could benefit her spouse, whose consulting firm specializes in affordable housing. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

20 Year Return on Investment for Public and Private Colleges
Return On Investment Over 20 Years Per Dollar Spent On Education. See the top 10 private and public schools cost of education and return on investment over 20 years per dollar spent on education. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

Mapping the Future of Higher Education
Wouldn't it be great if we had a complete map that shows the future of Higher Education? Instead, it seems like each one of us is holding only a tiny fragment of that map, and we're trying desperately to make sense of what's on the horizon by piecing together an understanding based only on that fragment. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-24-15

FAIR LOANS FOR ALL:
President Barack Obama today plans to unveil a "Student Aid Bill of Rights" stating that everyone should be able to access and pay for quality higher education. An accompanying Presidential Memorandum contains several directives to federal agencies that officials say will make loan repayment easier and more equitable. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-10-15

Still at a disadvantage
Throwing another wrench into the belief that higher education is the great equalizer, a new paper suggests that African-American graduates from elite institutions do only as well in getting jobs as white candidates from less-selective institutions. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-10-15

U.S. weighs whether to relieve loan debt for for-profit college’s student borrowers
The Obama administration, under pressure from Congressional Democrats and consumer advocates, is deciding whether to relieve the debt of some federal student loan borrowers who attended Corinthian Colleges. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-10-15

Student Loans and the Federal Reserve on why they are a terrible investment
When thousands of taxpayer dollars pay for a worthless education, we all suffer. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-10-15

As California university costs rise, college students tap food pantries
Thousands of California university students are seeking help each month from food banks and free meal programs as higher tuition and living costs squeeze their meager budgets. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-10-15

California offers $50 million carrot for college innovation
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has made a habit of criticizing California's public colleges and universities for what he sees as a failure to adapt to the 21st century. Now he is putting the state's money where his mouth is. ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-10-15

Greg Sawyer Wins National Award
Sawyer will be recognized this week in Tampa, Florida as a 2015 Diamond Program Honoree at the annual convention of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-10-15

CI's VP for Student Affairs earns national association's top honor - an sward that gives to others
Camarillo, Calif., March 4, 2015 - Wm. Gregory Sawyer, Vice President for Student Affairs at CSU Channel Islands (CI), has received national recognition for his 35-year career as a mentor and student advocate, providing a genuine opportunity to "pay it forward". ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-10-15