Tuesday, October 27, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 27, 2009

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




Enrollment surpasses 3,000 at Cascadia

The Woodinville Weekly, October 19, 2009



Those Who Need Extra Help Get It With OC Program

Kitsap Sun, October 26, 2009



Green Collar Jobs Start With Basic Skills

The study confirms … work force training needs to be better integrated with education. Training is about learning tasks or work related skills that allow immediate employment while education is grounded in more broadly applicable skills like reading, writing and organizational skills.  … in the interest of great long run effects, more attention should focus on enhancing both basic education and jobs skills and less on simply getting individuals into employment.  … But one existing program at Edmonds Community College is one example of tying jobs training with basic education.

Sightline, October 27, 2009 (Edmonds CC, I-BEST)



Ideas From the Other Washington: Policy reforms to increase student success.

Washington state's reforms -- which include the Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training initiative, or I-BEST, Opportunity Grants, and the Student Achievement Initiative -- began to address three principal reasons why low-income, two-year college students often fail to complete credentials

The Prospect, October 26, 2009 (Lake Washington TC)



Peninsula students meet Supreme Court justices up close and personal

Peninsula Daily News, October 27, 2009






EDITORIAL: Soaring cost of higher education is unsustainable

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, October 26, 2009



High School Students Get Hands-On Building and Construction Trades Education in New Washington State Pilot Programs

Reuters, October 26, 2009



Views: Giving the Community a College

Inside Higher Ed, October 27, 2009



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