Thursday, August 13, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Aug. 13, 2009

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




Fifteen Community Colleges Win Awards for Innovative Caregiving Training Programs

The International Longevity Center, with support from MetLife Foundation, has selected 15 community colleges to receive $20,000 grants for caregiver training programs.  Clark College -- to create home-based caregiver training through E-learning modules. The modules will provide high definition videos illustrating the proper techniques for home healthcare.

Biloxi Sun Herald, Aug. 13, 2009


New programs at Edmonds CC

Green career training at Edmonds Community College, EdCC offers Emergency Management Certificate

Edmonds Beacon, August 13, 2009


Air Force community college students offered more online courses

The system — called General Education Mobile — gives airmen more access to core subjects, such as math and social sciences … The schools participating in the GEM partnership are: … Spokane Falls Community College, Wash. …

Stars and Stripes Pacific edition, August 14, 2009





Colleges Try to Preserve Student Services as Money Gets Tighter

The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 10, 2009

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10 online textbooks ready for use in California classrooms

Los Angeles Times blog, August 11, 2009


Rapleaf Study on Twitter Use and Tweet Distribution

RapLeaf, August 11, 2009


Is Student Debt Really a Problem? / Typical debt for a bachelor's degree is $20,000, but there's an increase in community college debts

… the shortage of grant money has meant that the 80 percent of needy community college students are left with a gap of $5,277 between what the government estimates they can afford and the bills they have to pay, she says. … "People think of community college as affordable," but students who attend community college full time (and are thus more likely to graduate) "are having a harder time covering their living costs without borrowing," Asher says.

US News & World Report, August 12, 2009


Water, Water Everywhere

Private shipping companies hire the majority of graduates, says Tanner. “Given the shortage, most of the graduates are gobbled up,” says Tanner.

Inside Higher Ed, August 13, 2009


[Guaranteed Education] Tuition plan benefits from market flux

The News Tribune, August 13, 2009





Wash. gov's chief spokesman [Pearse Edwards] hired by NC gov

Seattle PI, August 12, 2009



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