Thursday, December 10, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Dec. 10, 2009

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




Strong start: CityU’s Early Childhood students praise new program

To address the vital need for early learning teachers and administrators, CityU launched its Early Childhood Education bachelor program in October. The university welcomed its first two cohorts, or student groups, at the Bellevue site and in Tacoma at Bates Technical College - a CityU partner school. In the near future, CityU expects to create partnerships with more community colleges as these institutions have voiced a need for an early childhood program, Main says.

Velocity (CityU alumni magazine), December 8, 2009


Strong Students, Strong Workers / Models for Student Success through Workforce Development and Community College Partnerships

… The well-known I-BEST model in Washington State that integrates adult education and occupational training began in a few community colleges as a state initiative and is now in all community colleges and the model is being continuously enhanced.

Center for American Progress Issues newsletter, December 2009


Growing need strains [Skagit Valley] college budget

Skagit Valley Herald, December 10, 2009


Gregoire laments state budget

The Olympian, December 10, 2009


W. Richland mini-mart wins national interior award

[Smitty’s Paradise] recently won the Best Interior Design award in a nationwide contest … for its island paradise look and feel. … One of the exterior car wash walls also sports a paradise-themed mural, about 12 feet by 35 feet … a Columbia Basin College art teacher and her students painted the mural.

Tri-City Herald, December 10, 2009


Have microphone, will travel: Port Townsend's Daysha Eaton heads for Vietnam

She attended Peninsula College on the Webster Journalism Scholarship and received her bachelor's degree from The Evergreen State College. This year she earned her master's degree in specialized journalism from the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Journalism.

Port Townsend Leader, December 10, 2009


Running Start fee unfair

Note:  Articulate; however, writer misrepresents the Running Start funding gap.

Tri-City Herald Letters, December 10, 2009




Why Do Students Drop Out? Because They Must Work at Jobs Too

Chronicle of Higher Education, December 9, 2009


Defining 'Gainful Employment'

Panel speaks out against what some see as Education Department's proposals for "price controls" on tuition at for-profits, non-degree programs at non-profits.

Inside Higher Ed, December 10, 2009





Wash. Rep. Baird says he will not seek re-election

The Olympian, December 10, 2009


State Rep. Jaime Herrera considers bid for Congress

The Columbian, December 10, 2009



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