Thursday, October 22, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 22, 2009

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


OCT. 18-24 is ADULT LITERACY WEEK / Better skills. Better jobs. Building a better Washington.


City of Grandview receives "Literary Champion" honor

Yakima Valley Community College recently honored the city of Grandview as the 2009 Literacy Champion.

Yakima Herald, October 20, 2009


A Test That Changes Lives / GED: Local Students Share Their Stories

In 2006, Billy Davis couldn’t write a complete sentence. … Today, Davis is preparing to earn his associate’s degree from Centralia College this spring and transfer to a four-year college to pursue a psychology degree.

Centralia Chronicle, October 20, 2009


Literacy week a time to help others

Whatcom Literacy, Whatcom Community College, and Bellingham Technical College will bring visibility to this vexing problem during Adult Literacy Week …

Bellingham Herald, October 20, 2009




Grant helps retool SCC program

The Spokane Community College culinary arts and hospitality program is about to begin a three-year transformation using a $50,000 grant from the Welty Endowment for Systemic Program and Professional Development.

Spokesman Review, October 21, 2009


Training truckers to hit the road/ Private schools fill void left by closure of college programs

Skagit Valley Herald, October 20, 2009 (Bellingham TC, Skagit Valley College)


Scammers pose as Highline Community College students

KIRO 710 AM/, October 21, 2009




A new digital divide? / Facebook, MySpace Divide Along Social Lines

NPR, October 21, 2009


The Hard Part of Transparency

My college, like so many others, has tried to deal with the Great Recession by having a series of public meetings about what's most important to us. The idea has been to give stakeholders from around campus -- including students -- input before decisions are made, so the decisions can be made with a clearer sense of what we all think matters.

Inside Higher Ed, October 21, 2009


It's All What You Study

New research suggests that economic payoff of attending a community college depends more on the program of study than the level of academic preparation.

Inside Higher Ed, October 21, 2009


Tuition and fees soaring at colleges across nation

Seattle Times, October 21, 2009


Community Colleges Urged to Focus on Outcomes Data

Inside Higher Ed, October 22, 2009


Community Colleges Remain a Beacon for Higher Education Affordability in Tough Economic Times

College Board report reveals community college tuition is only one-third the cost of an average four-year college.
PR Web, October 22, 2009


Online Education's Great Unknowns

Survey finds many colleges don't know if their programs make money or improve learning outcomes.

Inside Higher Ed, October 22, 2009




In Olympia, recession is looking like an opportunity missed

CrossCut, October 22, 2009



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