Friday, November 13, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 13, 2009

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




A TV tour behind Purdy's prison walls

The production of "Purdy" was an outgrowth of KBTC's commitment to early childhood education and awareness. To view a short clip of the new program, visit "Purdy" on KBTC's Web site.

Business Examiner Daily, November 10, 2009  (Bates TC)


EdCC Foundation names Distinguished Alumni

Edmonds Beacon, November 12, 2009


Latino leaders share concerns with Murray

Tomás Ybarra, vice president of instruction and student services at Yakima Valley Community College, asked Murray to fight for more funding for community colleges, saying they are facing a convergence of increased demand and declining resources.

Yakima Herald-Republic, November 13, 2009


Business briefs: County seeks $500,000 for aerospace center

The Herald, November 13, 2009 (Edmonds CC)


Veterans Make Connections at Bremerton Job Fair

“It doesn’t hurt to broaden your horizons,” the Marine Corps veteran said. “You’ve got to decide that you’re going to do something different.” … It’s an attitude that Olympic region WorkSource director Erin Mundinger agrees is important in today’s job market

Kitsap Sun, November 13, 2009 (Olympic College)


PowerPoint Studies

Debra Waddell of Cascadia Community College noted that even as some faculty members joke about bad PowerPoints and their overuse, students consider it "expected" that they will learn about how to produce the presentations, and consider that this is a skill their employers, in turn, will expect them to have.

Inside Higher Ed, November 13, 2009





Teacher shortage has given way to teacher glut

Schools are downsizing and crush of applicants have entered profession.

MSNBC, November 12, 2009


Liberal Arts in Jeopardy?

At a national gathering of arts and sciences deans, educators worry that a growing emphasis on employability and the bottom line might threaten their programs.

Inside Higher Ed, November 13, 2009




Gov. Warns Residents Of $2 Billion State Budget Deficit

KIRO TV, November 12, 2009


Murray bill provides a fresh read on literacy

Sen. Patty Murray's legislation on literacy jump-starts federal efforts stalled since the Bush administration's failed Reading First program.

Seattle Times, November 13, 2009


GUEST EDITORIAL: Creating a better job climate

By Rep. Judy Warnick, 13th District

… Plus, despite the long-standing training programs at Big Bend Community College and other colleges and trade schools, not enough young talent is staying here in Washington to replace our aging aerospace workforce.

Columbia Basin Herald, November 13, 2009





It's Friday the 13th – again

USA Today, November 13, 2009


For your edification:  paraskevidekatriaphobia


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