SBCTC NEWS LINKS | Articles about – and of interest to – Washington state community and technical colleges
SYSTEM NEWS | OPINIONS
[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
http://www.djc.com/news/en/12013122.html (requires subscription)
TRENDS| HORIZONS | EDUCATION
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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