Wednesday, October 14, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 14, 2009

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




Grants aim to increase community-college graduation rates

With the help of $6.1 million from two foundations, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is launching a four-year effort aimed at dramatically increasing the number of students who complete community-college programs. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is providing $5.3 million of the total, along with $800,000 from the Ford Foundation.

Seattle Times, October 14, 2009


Washington State CC Initiative Gets $6M Foundation Boost

Inside Higher Ed, October 14, 2009 (story links to Highline CC I-BEST)


A boost for remedial-education program

A grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will expand a model program in Washington State that promotes remedial education to help students get community college degrees.

NPR Marketplace, October 14, 2009 (Lower Columbia College unnamed)


Paralympian and author will speak at Bates

The News Tribune, October 14, 2009


Chinese aviation students learn at Clover Park Technical College

The Suburban Times, October 13, 2009


Chinese educators tour CPTC

Business Examiner, October 13, 2009


Clark College professional earns accreditation in public relations

Daily Insider, October 13, 2009,%20Oct.%2013,%202009.pdf





Enrollment is up at Washington's public universities

… with most of the increase coming from students who decided to stay in school rather than seek their fortunes elsewhere in a down economy.

Seattle Times, October 14, 2009


Fearing for their jobs, state workers seek advice

Some with low seniority worry about being 'bumped.'

The Olympian, October 14, 2009


Regulation Woes

Online educators convene in Washington DC to discuss ways to avoid having to apply for approval in every state.

Inside Higher Ed, October 14, 2009


Marketers can't find 'average American'

NPR Marketplace, October 12, 2009





OPINION: Initiative 1033 will extend this recession

If you have kids in community college, you will notice a $200 jump in tuition. Next year you can plan on another $200 increase. If you are at the University of Washington, your tuition has gone up more than $800 this year and will increase even more next year. Of course, you might not even have a tuition problem, because the state has cut back the number of slots available for students in public higher education.

The Herald, October 14, 2009


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