Wednesday, December 16, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Dec. 16, 2009

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




[Bellevue College] Student running late to class saves man’s life

Bellevue Reporter, December 10, 2009


Enrollment Boom / Centralia College Slammed With Students

Centralia Chronicle, December 15, 2009


The next new thing: focusing on community colleges

Community colleges are the heavy tanks in the battle to retrain and educate Americans for a 21st-century economy.

Seattle Times editorial board, December 15, 2009


State Senator discusses budget, education/ Kilmer: Downturn can be opportunity for positive change

Running Start, credit for life experience, accepting career college credits, Tacoma CC

Peninsula Gateway, December 16, 2009


Glenn appointed as college trustee

Former Olympic Medical Center CEO Mike Glenn has been appointed to the Peninsula College board of trustees by Gov. Chris Gregoire.

Sequim Gazette, December 16, 2009


Success story worth sharing

Tri-City Herald, December 16, 2009 (Columbia Basin College)


Grays Harbor College starts forestry program / Graduates of other colleges' forestry courses often get multiple job offers.

Daily Journal of Commerce, December 16, 2009 (requires subscription)




Pittsburgh Sets Vote on Adding Tax on Tuition

… the City Council is expected to give preliminary approval to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s proposal for a 1 percent tuition tax on students attending college in Pittsburgh, which he says will raise $16.2 million in annual revenue that is needed to pay pensions for retired city employees.

New York Times, December 16, 2009


Opinion: Lower science standards hurt America’s ability to compete

The News Tribune, December 16, 2009



You know you're grading on a curve when settling to pay out only $78 million causes your stock to go up.  The University of Phoenix has reached a settlement in a False Claims Act lawsuit, in which it was charged with violating Federal law by paying admissions recruiters based on how many students they recruited.

Inside Higher Ed, December 16, 2009


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