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Artists are eager to greet new faces and even draw them if you’re willing to talk for a minute. Julio Labras, currently an instructor at Coastline Community College, jotted down his Instagram tag for me and, on second thought, began to sketch a quick portrait of me. A one-minute sketch and a five minute conversation led to an invitation to paint with him. 

Publication: New University
Link to Article: http://www.newuniversity.org/2016/02/entertainment/art-walk-talk-downtown-santa-ana/
Date of Article: 2/9/2016
  

Fountain Valley-based Coastline Community College hosted a nationwide CyberPatriot cyber defense competition on its Garden Grove campus Jan. 30. More than 100 students from Orange County high schools and middle schools showed off their skills at securing Windows and Linus operating systems. 

Publication: The Orange County Register
Link to Article: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/cyberpatriot-703481-cybersecurity-images.html
Date of Article: 2/9/2016
  

Orange Coast College's Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion will pay tribute to one of the most influential players in the Orange County art scene with an exhibition titled "Into her Own: Diane Nelson, Four Decades in the Art World." 

Publication: Orange Coast College
Link to Article: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/News/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=318
Date of Article: 2/16/2016
  

Route 178 connecting Huntington Beach to Orange Coast College and UC Irvine, strongly backed by students and hosts in the World International Student Exchange program, will lose Saturday service but continue to run on weekdays. ​​

Publication: The Orange County Register
Link to Article: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/service-703842-route-octa.html
Date of Article: 2/11/2016
  

In Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Assn., many court watchers had expected Scalia to deliver the deciding vote against unions, limiting their ability to collect membership dues and other fees. Without Scalia, a 4-4 split is considered likely. 

Publication: The Los Angeles Times
Link to Article: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-scalia-death-teachers-unions-20160214-story.html
Date of Article: 2/14/2016
  

Though the law requires school districts to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms they choose, it does not specify what steps each school should take to accommodate them and other students. 

Publication: The Los Angeles Times
Link to Article: http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-transgender-locker-20160211-story.html
Date of Article: 2/11/2016
  

Today's American college freshman is more liberal, less religious and increasingly committed to civic involvement and political activism than her predecessors in previous generations, according to a national survey released Wednesday by UCLA researchers. 

Publication: The Los Angeles Times
Link to Article: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-american-freshman-survey-more-liberal-20160210-story.html
Date of Article: 2/10/2016
  

The teacher shortage doesn’t just apply to K-12 schools. Colleges have also been affected. James Preston, West Hills College Lemoore’s dean of educational services, said that for a while there was a teacher shortage in math and science at the college but now it is everywhere. Preston oversees the schools Team Teach program, which supports future teachers​.​

Publication: The Sentinel
Link to Article: http://hanfordsentinel.com/news/local/districts-struggling-to-hire-teachers/article_7fc2a2f5-42ca-5f2d-9b82-e27b47ece61e.html
Date of Article: 2/13/2016
  

Four-year graduation rates in California have nonetheless improved in the last decade, rising from about 31 percent in 2002 to roughly 39 percent in 2012, federal data show. This chart shows the four-year graduation rates at the 80 largest colleges in California, ranked by schools with the highest graduation rates, according to data submitted by the colleges to the U.S. Department of Education.​​

Publication: The Sacramento Bee
Link to Article: http://www.sacbee.com/site-services/databases/article2575149.html
Date of Article: 2/10/2016
  

Orientation is an important component of a student’s college experience. It provides several valuable benefits, beginning with information regarding financial aid, registration, tutoring services, important locations on campus, and important dates on the school’s academic calendar. Orientation gives the student their first look at the vital components that will allow them to be successful in their studies. ​​

Publication: California Community Colleges
Link to Article: http://ccctechedge.org/news/miscellaneous/630-a-no-cost-solution-for-online-orientation
Date of Article: 2/16/2016
  

Several billion dollars in financial aid is available to students and prospective students in the California State University system, and the deadline to apply is approaching. 

Publication: The Sun
Link to Article: http://www.sbsun.com/social-affairs/20160214/billions-of-dollars-in-financial-aid-is-available-to-csu-students
Date of Article: 2/14/2016
  

No community college initiative of recent vintage has grown faster, garnered more public and policymaker support and produced more promising results than dual enrollment. Giving students working toward a high school diploma the chance to also earn college credit has been praised for its myriad benefits: reducing the cost of college, instilling students with a sense of confidence in their own abilities, speeding students on their path toward a college degree. 

Publication: Community College Week
Link to Article: http://ccweek.com/article-5023-double-trouble.html
Date of Article: 2/16/2016
  

The Department of Education estimates that the United States will need approximately 430,000 new teachers by 2020, fewer than five years from now. States are reporting severe shortages of teachers and desperately searching to address the vacancies. In the meantime, as the teacher demand increases, enrollment in teacher preparation programs across the country is declining significantly, indicating that the shortage may last for some time. 

Publication: Community College Week
Link to Article: http://ccweek.com/article-5021-community-colleges-deserve-larger-role-in-teacher-education.html
Date of Article: 2/16/2016
  

Brice Harris has distinguished himself for his commitment to student access and success, and for his devotion to the community college mission. His leadership skills and keen understanding of educational policy have benefited thousands of community college students. 

Publication: Community College Daily
Link to Article: http://www.ccdaily.com/Pages/Campus-Issues/Brice-Harris-Leadership-Award.aspx
Date of Article: 2/12/2016
  

Gateway Technical College (GTC) in Wisconsin may be the new poster child for the free community college movement. On Thursday, the college announced that SC Johnson — the maker of consumer products such as Windex, Ziploc and Raid, among others — would donate $300,000 to its new Gateway Promise program, a new initiative to benefit local, low-income high school seniors. 

Publication: Community College Daily
Link to Article: http://www.ccdaily.com/Pages/Campus-Issues/more-promise-programs.aspx
Date of Article: 2/12/2016
  

Arming security at San Mateo County’s three community colleges is a possibility being explored by the district, local law enforcement and members of the community, spurred by recent incidents of campus violence throughout the nation and state, according to district officials. ​​

Publication: The Daily Journal
Link to Article: http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2016-02-15/college-district-explores-armed-security-study-begins-on-options-in-wake-of-recent-national-and-state-incidents/1776425158482.html
Date of Article: 2/15/2016
  

A wild seahorse has found a new school to swim in now that it’s been welcomed to Orange Coast College’s Public Marine Aquarium. The Giant Pacific Seahorse is the newest addition to the college’s aquarium — already one of the largest in Orange County boasting nearly 50 species of fish. The addition of the seahorse is remarkable because of the virtual rarity of plucking the species from the wild and bringing it into captivity. 

Publication: Coast Report Online
Link to Article: http://www.coastreportonline.com/features/article_ca04c516-d502-11e5-a5d1-bfe51237052f.html
Date of Article: 2/16/2016
  

The spring semester will usher in not only a change of seasons but also a change in leadership. Ryan Carr, 17, the former vice president of the Associated Students of Orange Coast College, will take the helm as student senate president after the resignation of Alexandra Rojas in late December. 

Publication: Coast Report Online
Link to Article: http://www.coastreportonline.com/campus_news/news/article_706e0c10-d502-11e5-895c-83f4cc8f8391.html
Date of Article: 2/16/2016
  

The biggest overhaul in Orange County bus service in a half-dozen years is rolling forward after transit authority board members on Monday unanimously approved a service plan with little contest from the public... One of the few requests from the public on Monday came from Chelsea Vongehr, a lobbyist for the Coast Community College District, who sought to keep Route 172 or Route 173, which are also utilized by students. 

Publication: The Orange County Register
Link to Article: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/service-705248-plan-bus.html
Date of Article: 2/23/2016
  

After wrapping up its first season two months ago, a web series that spotlights student innovators is gearing up for Season 2. "STEMbility" was launched in September by several students from UC Irvine, Orange Coast College and Irvine Valley College. 

Publication: Daily Pilot
Link to Article: http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-0224-stembility-20160223-story.html
Date of Article: 3/1/2016
  

The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees approved new and harsher policies for skateboarding on campus, parking violations and reckless driving on campus earlier this month. 

Publication: Coast Report Online
Link to Article: http://www.coastreportonline.com/campus_news/campus/article_76c50f90-da80-11e5-abfa-671d777a70ea.html
Date of Article: 2/23/2016
  

Orange Coast College’s student thespians Miranda Lennert and Chris Diem traveled to Hawaii over Presidents Day weekend to compete for the prestigious Irene Ryan Scholarship Award. Lennert and Diem were chosen to represent OCC after their performances in the school’s production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” last semester lead them to a nomination by the American College Theater Festival. 

Publication: Coast Report Online
Link to Article: http://www.coastreportonline.com/features/article_e43bb38e-da81-11e5-b11b-3fba8a66a380.html
Date of Article: 2/23/2016
  

​Peace and acceptance have been significant words for the Alliance for Cultural Advancement club as they attempt to seek it for the Islamic culture through communication at Golden West College. Lorena Ortega, program associate of the Intercultural Program at GWC, and Melissa Lyon, director of the Center for International and Intercultural Programs, collaborated in hosting a town hall meeting on campus titled "Challenging Islamophobia" on Monday Jan. 25 ​

Publication: The Western Sun
Link to Article: http://www.westernsun.us/islamophobia-discussed-town-hall-meet/
Date of Article: 2/24/2016
  

​There have been updates to the security system which will be put into play within the next months, although there is no set date at this moment in time. "These radios will be placed at each of the district's campuses and allow us to communicate between all campuses in the event of an emergency," says Arnold.​

Publication: The Western Sun
Link to Article: http://www.westernsun.us/crime-low-careful-anyway/
Date of Article: 2/24/2016
  

Having already overseen more than $100 million in construction projects at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, Cheryl Marshall, 54, said she is ready to steer the North Orange County Community College District’s $574 million construction bond project in her new role as chancellor. Marshall was appointed by the North Orange County Community College District’s board Tuesday; she assumes the role July 1. As chancellor, she will administer the district’s three campuses, Cypress College, Fullerton College and the School of Continuing Education, which enroll nearly 90,000 students. 

Publication: The Orange County Register
Link to Article: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/college-704461-district-chancellor.html
Date of Article: 2/17/2016
  

The sides squaring off in a Los Angeles appeals courtroom on Thursday in the landmark case of Vergara vs. California agree on this: Teachers are key to whether students founder or thrive, and far too many students are failing or falling behind. 

Publication: The Los Angeles Times
Link to Article: http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-vergara-appeal-20160224-story.html
Date of Article: 2/25/2016
  

The decision seems to have taken many school districts by surprise. Though opposed to releasing the records, many have nevertheless begun notifying parents that they are legally obligated to comply with the ruling and provide the student data. Newport-Mesa Unified has been alerting families with students in the district of the court order, and the mechanism by which they can object to the release of individual student records

Publication: Daily Pilot
Link to Article: http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/opinion/tn-dpt-me-0228-patrice-apodaca-column-20160225-story.html
Date of Article: 2/25/2016
  

With a recent court ruling ordering the release of 10 million California student records to attorneys suing the state, parents throughout California are anxious about their children's private information falling into the wrong hands. 

Publication: San Jose Mercury News
Link to Article: http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_29558763/pending-release-10-million-california-students-record-potential
Date of Article: 2/24/2016
  

State senators pressed members of the State Board of Education on Wednesday to tell them whether dollars spent for schools under a new system of local control are being spent effectively. “Are we getting our money’s worth and how do we know?” Sen. Marty Block, D-San Diego, asked during a Senate Education Committee hearing.

Publication: EdSource
Link to Article: http://edsource.org/2016/senators-want-to-know-more-about-how-districts-spend-funding/95240
Date of Article: 2/24/2016
  

The Education Secretary highlighted the administration’s proposed Pell for Accelerated Completion, which would allow full-time students to earn a third semester of Pell grants in an academic year, enabling them to finish faster by taking additional courses year-round. Another proposed initiative, On-Track Pell Bonus, would create an incentive for students to stay on track or accelerate their progress towards a degree through a $300 bonus, effectively increasing the Pell Grant maximum award to $6,235, for students who take 15 or more credits per semester in an academic year

Publication: Community College Daily
Link to Article: http://www.ccdaily.com/Pages/Government/Promise-Pell-are-top-priorities-for-president.aspx
Date of Article: 2/24/2016
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