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Free Community College Bill Advances in California Legislature

The state Assembly Committee on Higher Education voted in favor of a bill that seeks to make the first two years of community college tuition-free

Trump Signs Campus Free Speech Order Amid Criticism

The executive order, signed on Thursday, allows 12 federal agencies to withhold federal grants from colleges that practice censorship

 JPMorgan Chase Commits $350 Million to Train Skilled Workforce

The investment will help fulfill the country's growing demand for skilled workers and provide support to non-traditional career pathway programs

University of Denver to go Test Optional Beginning in 2020

The University is making the submission of SAT or ACT scores optional to remove any test biases or barriers for prospective students

Most Americans See Education System Rigged in Favor of Rich [Survey]

A new YouGov survey found that 67 percent of Americans believe the U.S. education system is rigged in favor of wealthy students

U. Hawaii Anticipates ‘Devastating Impact’ by Senate Budget Cuts

The state Legislature's newest budget proposal seeks to cut at least $30 million in university funding, severely impacting its faculty and various programs

Pitzer President Vetoes Motion to Suspend Study Abroad Programs in Israel

President Oliver vetoed the resolution, saying it would force the school to "take an unavoidably political position" in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

UNC Employees Sue North Carolina Over Transgender Rights Violations

UNC employees who are transgender have alleged the state of not covering the costs of necessary surgeries and hormone treatments under its state health plan