SBCTC NEWS LINKS | Articles about – and of interest to – Washington state community and technical colleges
SYSTEM NEWS | OPINIONS
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
TRENDS| HORIZONS | EDUCATION
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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