Tuesday, November 10, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 10, 2009

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




Need to find a job? Go to WorkSource — study shows it’s effective

TVW Capitol Record, November 9, 2009



Residents tell how to improve Latino education opportunity

The talk, hosted at Yakima Valley Community College, was a part of a nationwide listening tour conducted by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.

Yakima Herald-Republic, November 10, 2009



For arena, being green means looking to future

Johnson-Rodriguez, who is a member of the Advance Vehicle Innovation group at Wenatchee Valley College that makes projects out of converting vehicles to electricity, said that the arena will be in good shape as electric vehicles become more viable options — like when GM launches its line of electric cars next year.

Wenatchee World, November 10, 2009






Class in Class / Confessions of a Community College Dean

… The growing disparity of ability probably explains the newfound enthusiasm among some professors for prereqs. Over the years, more intro-level courses have specified something like "English 101 eligible" as a prerequisite, on the grounds that the course assumes college-level reading and writing ability. As more courses have built those walls, the great waves of students who don't qualify instead hit the remaining courses in larger numbers. Those professors note with alarm the declining ability of their classes, so they, too, campaign for prereqs. It's individually rational, but it creates some weird side effects.

Inside Higher Ed, November 10, 2009



New Web Site for Veterans

Inside Higher Ed, November 10, 2009



Are Too Many Students Going to College?

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 13, 2009






Jarrett to be deputy King Co. exec

State Sen. Fred Jarrett will be County Executive-elect Dow Constantine's deputy executive.

Seattle PI, November 10, 2009




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