Driven by shifts in technology and educational expectations across industries, California’s higher education leaders know they face an unexpected economic challenge just six years after the recession ravaged the state’s workforce: a potential shortage by 2025 of 1 million bachelor’s degrees.

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A collective gasp filled the air of the Elliott Ranch Elementary School multipurpose room Wednesday morning as the countdown to a live downlink with the International Space Station began.
William Jessup University this week is celebrating 10 years at its Rocklin campus, once the site of an old Herman Miller furniture factory.
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California community colleges will attempt to increase degree completion and transfers by nearly a quarter of a million students over the next decade as part of its broader student success initiative.
Educational research and public attitudes have changed since voters banned bilingual education in 1998, Lara said.
The Grant High School community will get a look at an artist’s rendition of the proposed new campus pool Wednesday.
Natomas Unified School District staff will discuss Wednesday how the district could deal with increased enrollment while waiting for a federal building moratorium to be lifted.
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In a story Aug. 25 about death of University of Phoenix founder John Sperling, The Associated Press reported erroneously the day that Sperling died. He died Friday, not Sunday.

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