Community College

Popular College Choice for Black Students Survives Lawmaker’s Shutdown Attempt

Since its inception, Calbright has had distracters. Much of its opposition comes from the community college faculty union. Critics, including many Legislators argue that Calbright programs are duplicative of those offered at traditional community colleges and that the millions of dollars allocated to it would be better used by the state’s underfunded community colleges.

Student Athlete of the Week: Robert Ballard

California State University junior outfielder Robert Ballard fell in love with baseball at an early age. That love led him to compete at the collegiate level. He mentions how his father played a major role in helping him become a baseball player.

A Tale of Two Graduations

“…while the students are demographically different, one can hope that the call to “practice humanity” is one that will be heeded. It is, perhaps a sign of the times, that graduates have to be urged to practice humanity, but so much of our world is inhumane, placing profits over people, that the admonition is appropriate.”

Legislators Push for Free Community College in CA

Assembly Bill 1862, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago, David Chiu, and Kevin McCarty, was introduced last week to take an important step towards guaranteeing a completely free community college experience for California students.  The measure comes directly on the heels of the implementation of 2017’s Assembly Bill 19 (jointly authored by the same legislators) which made the first year of community college free for all first-time, full-time students. That first round of students will begin classes at schools across California in the coming weeks. 

Los Angeles County 2016 Election Results

As of Tuesday, November 8, the 2016 Los Angeles County election has come to an end. Below are the election results. Janice Hahn Congresswoman Janice Hahn is the daughter of Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenny Hahn and the U.S. Representative of the 44th district of California. As of press time, Congresswoman Hahn wins against her opponent Steve Napolitano for the Board of Supervisors of the 4th district with Hahn receiving 55 percent of the vote and Napolitano receiving 44 percent. Karen Bass In 2014, Congress member Karen Bass was re-elected to her third term representing the 37th Congressional District. This

Kamlager embraces role of community college trustee

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is the largest system of its kind in the nation. More than 100,000 students residing in 36 cities attend its nine campuses that encompass 900 square miles.