Friday, October 9, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 9, 2009

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




Bridging the worlds: Egyptian students spending year at EdCC

Lynnwood/Mountlake Terrace Enterprise, October 7, 2009


Literacy Program: Reader encourages involvement 

Columbia Basin Herald, October 8, 2009 (Adult Literacy Week)





Commentary: Turn On, Tune In, But Don't Drop Out

How to fix our nation's low college graduation rate by Hilary Pennington, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation., October 9, 2009


Op-Ed by Paul Krugman: The Uneducated American

… for generations, talented students from less affluent families have used [community] colleges as a stepping stone to the state’s public universities. But in the face of the state’s budget crisis those universities have been forced to slam the door on this year’s potential transfer students. One result, almost surely, will be lifetime damage to many students’ prospects — and a large, gratuitous waste of human potential.

New York Times, October 9, 2009


Concerns About Community College Students and Loans

…in a report released Thursday, the group argues that many community college students are actually hurt because their institutions do not give them access to federal loans…. The report examines the reasons why some community colleges shun the federal loan program and how their decisions hurt their students.

Inside Higher Ed, October 9, 2009


The Social Media Maze

Colleges are eager to leverage Facebook and Twitter to boost recruiting and fund raising, but many still don't have a coherent strategy for how to do it.

Inside Higher Ed, October 9, 2009


Remediation Worries and Successes

At national gathering of community college trustees, many search for answers -- and some colleges report strategies that may be working.

Inside Higher Ed, October 9, 2009





Gregoire: I-1033 will 'devastate' state

Seattle PI, October 9, 2009


New media spurs new conversations about open records / Are text messages and social networking tools fair game?

That question and others about the evolving role of texting, Facebook and other new ways to network made for some interesting discussion Wednesday at Walla Walla Community College.

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, October 8, 2009




Kitchen Chopper Showdown

Slate Videos, undated


ND woman's 7-foot-long dog could be record holder

Seattle PI, October 8, 2009


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