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Featured image for article The Mission is Getting Harder, but We’re All Pulling Together
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The Mission is Getting Harder, but We’re All Pulling Together

Thu Mar 26, 2020

Our fellow California colleges, and their students, are facing profoundly difficult challenges.  In what one university system official called “thoughtful and intentional anarchy,” thousands of professors are moving their classes online on short notice, doing the best they can in circumstances no one should have to face. They do this as administrators have to make […]
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Featured image for article Colleges Leave Student Parents Behind, New Report Finds
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Colleges Leave Student Parents Behind, New Report Finds

Tue Mar 17, 2020

We all know that the cost of college is one of the biggest barriers to people enrolling in it.  But for student parents, it might be an even bigger obstacle than we thought. That’s the conclusion of a new report from California Competes that calculates “the true cost of college” for student parents.  And there […]
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Media Reports Say Traditional College is “Redundant” – Are They Right?

Thu Mar 12, 2020

A recent Times Higher Education article asks the question as directly as we’ve ever seen it done: will university education be made redundant by new models of worker training? That’s a question that’s near and dear to our hearts – Calbright College is even cited in the article as one of the new approaches that […]
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Featured image for article How Education Can Keep You Ahead of the Robotics Revolution
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How Education Can Keep You Ahead of the Robotics Revolution

Tue Mar 10, 2020

It’s official:  AI has beaten us in chess, in go, and now … robots are better fry cooks than we are.   Or at least they’re cheaper. That’s one of the first takeaways from a Los Angeles Times article on the ways new developments in robotics are impacting the workplace.   Many companies that have tried creating […]
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Featured image for article Supporting you outside the (virtual) classroom is just as important as supporting you in it.
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Supporting you outside the (virtual) classroom is just as important as supporting you in it.

Thu Mar 5, 2020

There are a lot of barriers to getting into college.  There might be more barriers to staying there.   Calbright eliminates those barriers for working Californians by making our programs free, online, self-paced, and something you can take on your own schedule.  But we don’t stop there, because life doesn’t stop for your education.   We don’t […]
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Featured image for article As California gets richer, Silicon Valley’s income inequality gets worse
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As California gets richer, Silicon Valley’s income inequality gets worse

Tue Mar 3, 2020

13% of the households in Silicon Valley control more than 75% of the region’s wealth. That’s according to the annual Silicon Valley Index – and it says this puts the region’s income inequality at “a historic high.” For those at the top, 2019 was a great year, with a $17 billion increase in the region’s […]
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Featured image for article College Affordability One of The Top Issues Californians Care About
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College Affordability One of The Top Issues Californians Care About

Thu Feb 27, 2020

Education is one of the top three issues that matter to voters in the Golden State – and keeping college affordable is one of their top priorities for education. That’s what a PACE/USC Rossier poll released this month said after surveying 2000 Californians who are registered to vote and collectively representative of the state’s “ethnic […]
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Featured image for article California Can’t Keep Up With Demand for College – But We Can Fix This
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California Can’t Keep Up With Demand for College – But We Can Fix This

Tue Feb 25, 2020

In 2019, over 70,000 Californians wanted to go to college but couldn’t get in – not because they weren’t qualified, but because the state’s colleges and universities had no room. That number is set to double by 2030.   This is according to a study by the College Futures Foundation, showing that while college enrollment is […]
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Featured image for article Guess what – offering free college leads to more people enrolling in college!
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Guess what – offering free college leads to more people enrolling in college!

Thu Feb 20, 2020

It may seem obvious, but it’s also important to have evidence:  when you make college more affordable, more people who otherwise wouldn’t enroll take the step and invest in their future. As the State of California debates new measures to make college more affordable, Francisco Rodriguez, chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District, has […]
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Featured image for article Investing in Education Takes More Than Just Dollars
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Investing in Education Takes More Than Just Dollars

Tue Feb 18, 2020

Some 70,000 Americans enter the labor force looking for jobs each month, and many of the jobs they’re applying for are increasingly high tech or high skills, requiring training and education.   So it’s disheartening to realize that educational opportunities are now harder to come by than they were a decade ago.   According to reports, state […]
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Featured image for article Staying the Course in College Can be Harder Than Getting There
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Staying the Course in College Can be Harder Than Getting There

Thu Feb 13, 2020

For millions of Americans, getting to college isn’t the problem. The hard part is staying there. According to information compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics, only 40% of full-time students going to college for the first time actually graduate in four years.  That means 20% more students fail to graduate on time than […]
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Featured image for article Statement by Calbright Board President Tom Epstein on Resignation of Heather Hiles
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Statement by Calbright Board President Tom Epstein on Resignation of Heather Hiles

Mon Jan 13, 2020

Please find attached a statement from our Board of Trustees President on Heather Hiles’ resignation as President and CEO of Calbright College. We look forward to continuing the work we’ve been doing to help Californians obtain the skills they need to advance their careers, and appreciate all the help and support we have received thus […]
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Beyond Contempt

Fri Nov 8, 2019

By Heather Hiles If there is one thing that is truly flummoxing to me, it’s wonton unkindness. I just don’t understand it. And when unkindness fully extends to outright contempt for a fellow or sister human being, I just feel rage. Such is the unfolding tragedy of the legacy of destructive predatory for-profit colleges, and […]
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Featured image for article Calbright: We’re Launching a Nontraditional College for the New “Traditional” Learner
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Calbright: We’re Launching a Nontraditional College for the New “Traditional” Learner

Tue Oct 1, 2019

Did you know that more than 80 percent of college students are older than 22, financially on their own, caring for a dependent, enrolled part-time and living off-campus? As shocking as that statistic might be to many people, it is very real and believable to the millions of adult learners who are living in that […]
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Course Catalog 2019-2020

Sun Sep 29, 2019

As a new California Community College, this 2019-20 Course Catalog is the first for Calbright College learners. When you enroll in your first course at Calbright, you will establish “catalog rights” for certificates of completion. Regardless of when you finish your Job Competency Training program, this catalog establishes your rights protecting you from being held […]
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Featured image for article Reimagine Online Learning: Top Idea Winner Cynthia Orozco
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Reimagine Online Learning: Top Idea Winner Cynthia Orozco

Wed Sep 18, 2019

Earlier this year, we hosted a contest in partnership with IDEO to gather innovative ideas from faculty, staff, and students all across the state about how they would reimagine online learning. The results were incredible – there were over 175 submissions and tremendous interaction between participants, all seeking to serve underserved Californians in new and exciting […]
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Featured image for article Reimagine Online Learning: Top Idea Winner Nick DeMello
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Reimagine Online Learning: Top Idea Winner Nick DeMello

Mon Sep 9, 2019

Earlier this year, we hosted a contest in partnership with IDEO to gather innovative ideas from faculty, staff, and students all across the state about how they would reimagine online learning. The results were incredible—there were over 175 submissions and tremendous interaction between participants, all seeking to serve underserved Californians in new and exciting ways. […]
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Milestone Report – August 2019

Wed Jul 31, 2019

It’s been one year since legislation creating the new California Online Community College District was signed into law, setting us out with a mission to help lift millions of skills-hungry California workers into upwardly mobile careers.​ Much has happened since. We have new leadership, a new name and brand identity—Calbright College—and we’ve made significant progress […]
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