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Trial to decide if Cal State pays students back $50 million

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| In 2009, the California State University forced students to pay about $300 in additional fees after they'd already sent in their checks. A civil suit seeks a refund.

SoCal colleges among winners of governor innovation award


Southern California colleges will share a $50 million award for innovation in higher education that aims to encourage programs that help more students get degrees.

Cal State to hold conference on teaching diverse students


Researchers say that explaining how to do an assignment and why an assignment will help them helps disadvantaged and minority students stay in college and graduate.

Cal State campuses seek to reduce student enrollment


Cal State Northridge wants to apply tougher admissions standards starting in the fall, citing a budget that limits the number of classes it can offer.

As UC tuition, living costs rise, students tap food programs


With University of California tuition and housing costs increasing, students feel squeezed and hunger becomes part of campus life.

UC stand on student enrollments draws fire


University of California will cap non-resident enrollment at UCLA and UC Berkeley, not at other campuses. In-state enrollment won't grow without more state funding.

Cal State trustees approve student vote for fee increases


The California State University board of trustees approved a new policy requiring students to approve future increases in so-called student success fees.

Teacher jobs, once sparse, poised for comeback


California educators expect more teachers will become credentialed as school districts ramp up their hiring after years of layoffs and few openings.