Tuesday, December 22, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Dec. 22, 2009

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




Financial aid need up 20 percent
Nationwide a growing number of non-traditional students are filling campuses and filling financial aid offices.  Ceci Ratliff with Columbia Basin College’s Financial Aid Office says it’s seen a twenty percent increase in the number of students who need financial aid.

KEPR TV, December 17, 2009



Enumclaw Rotary Club recognizes local students

Enumclaw Courier-Herald, December 19, 2009 (Green River CC, Yakima Valley CC)



Tech is key in economy

Before the economy’s downturn, Big Bend Community College invested in technology to maintain an expected level of service throughout its vast coverage area.  … A challenge for the college is establishing a level of service in the outlying areas it can sustain in the current economic times.

Columbia Basin Herald, December 21, 2009



Jobless receive retraining boost

Federal stimulus funds underwrite classes at Spokane Community College, with new yearlong programs beginning in January

Spokesman Review, December 22, 2009






How budget cuts short-changed the UW

Crosscut, December 22, 2009



Opinion: High School’s Last Test

New York Times, December 22, 2009



Tuition Tax Off the Table

Inside Higher Ed, December 22, 2009



My Gen X Academic Crowd

Inside Higher Ed, December 22, 2009




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