Monday, June 1, 2009

NEWS LINKS | June 1, 2009

SBCTC NEWS LINKS | Articles about – and of interest to – Washington state community and technical colleges




Edmonds Community College apartment tours available

The Herald, June 1, 2009


New bachelor's degree program not among budget cuts at CBC

Tri-City Herald, June 1, 2009


Parents find prepaid tuition was smart bet

Seattle Times, June 1, 2009 (Cascadia CC)


Letter: Cutting Child and Family Life (CAFE) hurts children

The Herald, June 1, 2009  (Everett CC)


College students in Washington are paying more and getting less

News Tribune, May 31, 2009


We-can Circles empower women

The News Tribune, May 31, 2009 (Clover Park TC)


90 college students honored

The News Tribune, May 30, 20009 (Columbia Basin College)


Will Cecilia Wear a Crown at Disneyland?

The Chronicle, May 30, 2009 (Centralia College)


Tracy High grad home for stand-up stop

When he was a student at Green River Community College, Stewart’s friends told him he’d be a natural comedian. So he went to an open mic night in Seattle.

Tracy (CA) Press, May 29, 2009




Guys Left Behind (GLBs)

When it comes to earning what you learn, guys aren't learning what they need to -- women are getting almost 60% of the college degrees conferred, compared to barely 40% for men. This college gap could be the one that spells the most serious problem for guys, and can over time be at the root of a lot of increased frustration and even crime.

Wall Street Journal, June 2, 2009


Introducing a Remedial Program That Actually Works

The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 1, 2009

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46 States, D.C. Plan to Draft Common Education Standards

Washington Post, June 1, 2009


For New Graduates, Recession Yields Frustration -- and Freedom

The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 1, 2009

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Patience needed in battle for a college

The Herald, May 31, 2009


The Four-Year College Myth

It's a path ingrained in us: Go to a university right after high school and graduate in four years. But that couldn't be further from reality. And until education leaders take that into account, too many students will lose out.

Boston Globe, May 31, 2009


Community Colleges Get Student Influx In Bad Times

Community colleges, especially those that have honors programs and that are considered steppingstones to four-year colleges, are seeing an unprecedented boom in applications and enrollments, school officials said.

Washington Post, May 30, 2009


Manufacturers Get Top Talent for Hard-to-Fill Jobs

The economic downturn has a silver lining for manufacturers whose sales haven't plummeted: a flood of highly qualified candidates even for tough-to-fill jobs like electricians and mechanics.

Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2009


Students Relying on Loans Wonder Whether Forgiveness Will Last

New York Times, May 30, 2009




Lawmakers get budget cutbacks / State: Layoffs, pay cuts among steps enacted to trim millions in expenses

The Olympian, May 30, 2009



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