Monday, October 5, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 5, 2009

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




Teaching babies sign language signals benefits

Times Leader - Pennsylvania, October 1, 2009 (Bates TC)


Students' financial aid caught in massive backlog

Seattle Times, October 3, 2009 (Bellevue, Centralia, Edmonds, Tacoma, system-wide)


Students pack Whatcom CC as economy falters

Bellingham Herald, October 4, 2009


Livingston to step down at CCs of Spokane

Spokesman Review, October 5, 2009




Sophie's Choice for 2-Year Colleges

After rounds of across-the-board cuts, California institution says it will kill some programs -- including many ESL and remedial offerings -- to save others. Will this destroy the community college mission or preserve it?

Inside Higher Ed,  October 5, 2009


Prepaid College Savings Plans Might Not Cover All Costs
The stock market slump and rising college costs have combined to drive all but two of the nation's 18 such funds into the red. All of the funds but Florida’s and Colorado’s now have an actuarial deficit, meaning they do not have enough money to pay all of their future college tuition obligations.

New York Times, October 5, 2009




Opinion: Why Washington needs to get into the community college business

San Jose Mercury News, October 5, 2009




Bat Loose in Congress

A little morsel to whet your palate for Leg Session 2010.

The Onion, October 2, 2009


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