Friday, December 18, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Dec. 18, 2009


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




Providence Gives $100,000 to Centralia College

The Centralia Chronicle, December 17, 2009




Defining the Enrollment Boom

All through the fall semester, community colleges have been reporting enrollment growth. On Thursday, the American Association of Community Colleges released the results of a survey designed to see if the many individual reports add up to a national trend -- and the survey results suggest they do.

Inside Higher Ed, December 17, 2009


New Jobs Bill Offers $23 Billion for Education

Education Week, December 17, 2009


OPINION: Banks Don't Belong in the Student Loan Business (Arne Duncan)

The Wall Street Journal, December 17, 2009


New Approaches to Job Training

David Baime, vice president for government relations at the American Association of Community Colleges, provided a slightly different perspective on the Workforce Investment Act, telling the gathering that community college officials often feel like their institutions “are mere vendors in a system in which they should be true partners.” He argued that community colleges should be given preference in federal workforce investment initiatives because they are, as he wrote in a list of policy recommendations, “the closest thing this country has to a national network of ubiquitous, low cost and high quality training providers, and the WIA legislation should reflect that.”

Inside Higher Ed, December 17, 2009




Mother Nature reveals stash of stolen gnomes

KOMO 4 News, December 16, 2009


Washington toward the bottom on the happiness scale (36th)

Tacoma News Tribune, December 17, 2009


Farmer sees divine sign in cow born at Connecticut dairy

USA Today, December 9, 2009


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