Monday, December 7, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Dec. 7, 2009

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




Bates students catering police officer memorial

Students in Bates Technical College culinary and truck driving programs are contributing their time and talent to helping with the massive effort behind Tuesday’s memorial service for the slain Lakewood police officers.

KOMO News, December 4, 2009


The link between education and economic development

The time is now to advocate with the state. The federal government is primed to push community college education for retraining and helping to educate more citizens than ever. … now is the time to market Olympic College as a destination, and to help shape the academic direction of the school.

Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, December 4, 2009


First Step donors help build new center

That’s a source of self-respect, as is the college education some of the young moms later completed.  Moorhead took her clients to the Peninsula College campus, listened to them say, “I don’t feel like I belong here,” and then urged them to enroll. Many finished vocational training programs, she said.

Peninsula Daily News, December 4, 2009


The Russians are coming for a visit…

… Mary Carr, Dean of Instructional Services at Spokane Community College, who is the host for this entire affair, we will discuss Blogging and journalism (among other things).

Spokesman Review, December 5, 2009


Peninsula College receives elite certification to train auto instructors in alternative fuel

Peninsula Daily News, December 7, 2009


Lower Columbia College adjusts to record enrollment

The Daily News, December 7, 2009


New classroom building opens at Bothell college

Classes will be offered next month in a new $35 million building at Cascadia Community College in Bothell.

Seattle Times, December 7, 2009


How to Never Be Late For Work or Anything Again

Karen Southall Watts, who teaches entrepreneurship at Bellingham Technical College in Washington State, says that time denial can be especially challenging for those who work out of their homes.

Web Worker Daily, December 7, 2009




Op-Ed Columnist:  In Search of Education Leaders
To help address the crisis in education, Harvard is creating a new, tuition-free doctoral degree to be focused on leadership in education.

New York Times, December 5, 2009


Motives of 21st-Century-Skills Group Questioned

Questions are being raised about whether the push for ‘21st-century skills’ is an attempt by technology companies to gain more influence over the classroom.

Education Week, December 9, 2009


Struggles of the second generation / U.S.-born children of Latino immigrants fight to secure a higher foothold

Washington Post, December 7, 2009


Three Cheers for Community Colleges

Baltimore Sun, December 6, 2009,0,6471643.story



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