Thursday, July 30, 2009

NEWS LINKS | July 30, 2009

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

News Links will return on Monday, Aug. 3




Getting a High School Diploma, at College

KPLU NPR FM, July 29, 2009 (South Seattle CC)


Bill would train students for local jobs

Tri-City Herald, July 30, 2009 (Columbia Basin College, CTC system)


Opinion by Ann Daley, HECB: State should reaffirm support for higher ed

... For the first time in history, four of six baccalaureate institutions will receive more operating revenue from tuition and fees in 2009-11 than from state appropriations. … In contrast, state support for baccalaureate institutions averaged 64 percent of operating costs in the previous biennium. We need a serious discussion about the consequences of this trend, and a re-affirmation of the reasons higher education is a solid public investment.

Tri-City Herald, July 29, 2009 (System Design Plan)





Risks and Rewards in Push to Boost Community Colleges

Doing training in the absence of jobs isn't very practical," says Macomb CC president, James Jacobs. "We need to play a role in job creation, which means new ways of working with the private sector."

…So there's promise in Mr. Obama's initiative. The opportunity is the colleges' to seize or squander. But not all will use the money well, and therein lies political risk.

Wall Street Journal, July 30, 2009


A Portrait of STEM Majors

Federal study finds that those who specialize in science and technology fields in college are disproportionately male and Asian, and more likely than peers to earn a degree

Inside Higher Ed, July 30, 2009




Opinion by T.M. Sell: What's so great about 'outsiders' in government?, July 29, 2009


Legislative candidates pitch differences
Four candidates for the District 16 seat held by Rep. Laura Grant were questioned at a forum Tuesday.

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, July 29, 2009



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