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150 Years of College Access

Public colleges must increase access by keeping costs of attendance down and harnessing technology to engage and educate students, a parade of big-name speakers said Tuesday at a conference celebrating the sesquicentennial of the national legislation that established public universities.

Community colleges try alternatives to placement tests

Edward Yacuta did well in an AP English class at Long Beach's Millikan High School. Long Beach City College is using those grades — rather than his poor score on a placement test — to determine which English course he should take this fall.