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Accreditors Place Troubled Peralta Community College District on Probation



by Nanette Asimov

Accreditation officials will announce Friday that they have placed the Peralta Community College District’s four East Bay colleges on “probation,” a severe sanction meaning the schools are out of compliance with a number of required standards and must repair the problems or be further penalized.

The new status is the latest in a series of troubles for Peralta, whose four colleges are Berkeley City College, the College of Alameda, and Laney and Merritt in Oakland. The campuses serve as a leg up into the middle-class for some 50,000 students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college.

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