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December 4, 2012 > Governor signs historic community college reform bill

Governor signs historic community college reform bill

Submitted By Michelle Siqueiros, Campaign for College Opportunity

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law SB 1456 (Lowenthal) - the Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012. Under the bill, ALL students will receive the guidance they need to be successful through required orientation and education plans. In a historic move toward equity, colleges will be required to publicly report progress of all students broken down by race and socio-economic status. And, finally, students will have to maintain satisfactory academic performance in order to be eligible for fee waivers.

A focus on improving student success - measured by gaining a degree, certificate or transfer to a four-year institution - will open the doors of community colleges to thousands more students and send more graduates into the work force or on to higher degrees.

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