Wednesday, July 22, 2009

NEWS LINKS | July 22, 2009

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




There will not be football teams at South Puget Sound, Tacoma, Green River, or Yakima Valley Community Colleges.  [“Wanting to bring JC football back to life,”  The Olympian, July 21]  The colleges have engaged their AGs and Dick McClain, Executive Director of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges, in an effort to overcome this misrepresentation and to dissociate from this wholly independent football league.  The league’s decision to create teams in these colleges’ communities  –  and to require players to be enrolled in a minimum of 5 credits at the college in the respective community – was not  done in affiliation with either the colleges nor NWAACC.




Clark College president helps former inmate with second chance

The [Battleground] Reflector, July 20, 2009


Gregoire: State Has 47,000 'Green' Jobs

Gov. Chris Gregoire testified before a U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday, touting the state’s success at creating clean, green jobs and tipping her hat to the green training programs at Washington’s two-year colleges. …  At Olympic College, architects and those involved in the building industry can earn a certificate in sustainable building during a nine-month program.

Kitsap Sun, July 21, 2009


Two-year-colleges brace for busy year

The News Tribune, July 22, 2009 (Bates, Clover Park, Pierce, Tacoma)


Enrollment surging at county's two-year colleges

The News Tribune, July 22, 2009 (Bates, Clover Park, Pierce, Tacoma)


21 Acres Builds Green Quality and Quality Support

The Open Press, July 22, 2009 (Ron Wheadon, Cascadia)


Interest in AmeriCorps explodes as economy tanks

KATU TV Portland, July 22, 2009 (Cascadia CC, Seattle Central CC)




Obama's community college plan no threat to for-profits

… One of the reasons Apollo was successful with its two-year programs was they make it so easy for someone to continue to work full time and enroll in school," … "Community colleges are not good at that..."  We think for-profits will continue to outshine community colleges on student support services, flexible schedules, and lower teacher to student ratios," J.P. Morgan Securities' Andrew Steinerman wrote ... However, if the dollars are applied to making these programs more successful, at some level it could eat into Apollo's business …

Reuters, July 21, 2009


Opinion: Bashing Career Colleges

Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2009





Aid Bill Moves, Amid Misgivings

Inside Higher Ed, July 22, 2009


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