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California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued a statement after the Assembly Higher Education Committee today passed SB 850 (Block), which would permit community colleges to offer baccalaureate degrees in limited circumstances

A love of language, her students and teaching have kept Teeka James, union leader for the local community colleges, at College of San Mateo for 17 years.

Half Moon Bay High School hosted its first-ever community college fair on Friday, drawing curious upperclassmen who may not want to commit to getting a four-year degree right after getting their high school diploma.

With improved economic times, San Mateo County Community College District board members unanimously decided Wednesday night to not renew a parcel tax that helps fund its colleges.

With developing technology, the San Mateo County Community College District’s automotive department is changing and the district is adding new auto resources to each of its colleges.

The accreditation of all three colleges in the San Mateo County Community College District have been fully reaffirmed.

As demand for bachelor’s degrees grows in health professions, information technology and law enforcement, also growing is pressure on California lawmakers to let community colleges offer bachelor’s degrees in high-need areas.

The San Mateo County Community College District is pleased to announce that Minnijean Brown-Trickey, one of the “Little Rock Nine” and a trail blazer of the civil rights movement, will teach “Landmarks of Civil Rights: The U.S. Civil Rights Movement” in Spring 2012.

A $448,000 grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has renovated an electronics lab to accommodate additional students in the program and enhance instruction

California’s top educator, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, is a CSM alum and graduate of Westmoor High School. He attended the college in 1968-69 and transferred to UC Berkeley where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees and a teaching credential.