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Presidential Pontifications

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By Ed Devine

White House Reach Higher Initiative – California Style
Unprecedented Partnership Will Drive the Mission

First Lady, Michelle Obama, created the Reach Higher Initiative to encourage every student in America to take charge of their post-secondary education plans.  …

By Yamilet Medina López

 

In my continued interest of all things college admissions related, this past December provided another deep reflection period for me as I listened to oral arguments during a Fisher vs. University of Texas at Austin …

DEA Inclusion

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By Jamilla Jamison

A few weeks ago, my colleague Yamilet Medina López posted a blog about the much-discussed Fisher v. University of Texas – Austin Supreme Court case. In an effort to keep the WACAC and higher education community informed …

Action Alert

By Kris Zavoli

Although some US Senators are still pushing for stand-alone renewal, as of now, the Perkins Loan program is winding down with the possibility of being included in a comprehensive Higher Education Act reauthorization.  Here is a small …

Welcome Nevada

Hello Nevada! — Events

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Hello Nevada!! As we move into spring,  not only we will begin to hear birds chirp and see blossoms bloom,  but we will also hear politicians chirp and see them bloom in the news.   The Nevada Issues committee has a …

WACAC’s Government Relations Committee has long lobbied for increased access to high quality college counseling resources for all students in California and Nevada. This was, once again, a featured talking point at WACAC’s 11th Annual Legislative Conference in Sacramento,

I’ve always been a bit of a nerd about the law. It started my sophomore year of high school, when my honors history teacher witnessed me arguing with a fellow classmate. The next thing I knew, I was sitting in …

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The Shakeout

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Many of us in California recently participated in “The Great Shakeout,” an annual state-wide earthquake drill. It’s an event that helps raise awareness of the challenges of living in a place where the ground below us can shift at anytime. …

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that allows six community colleges to charge more for some high demand classes. The controversy, according to some, includes the potential for the unequal access to necessary course work for …