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SYSTEM NEWS | OPINIONS
OPINION | Avoid catastrophe: Don't cut Washington's higher-education funding any more
Further cuts to Washington's higher-education system would be a huge mistake, write Rodolfo Arévalo, president of Eastern Washington University and chair of the Council of Presidents; Charlie Earl, executive director of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; and Ronald R. Thomas, president of University of Puget Sound and chair of the board of Independent Colleges of Washington.
Seattle Times, December 8, 2009
Help pours in for struggling Everett CC students
The Herald, December 8, 2009
Businesses donating time, services to officers' memorial
Culinary students at Bates Technical College are helping by preparing meals for the service …
KING 5 News, December 7, 2009
College mascot recreated in metal
His horned helmet reaches the height of the highest bookshelf in Shawn McDaniel’s welding classroom at Big Bend Community College.
Columbia Basin Herald, December 7, 2009
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
“People are living longer and requiring more medications,” says Sandi Tschritter, director of the pharmacy technician program at Spokane Community College in Washington. This has increased the need for prescriptions and pharmacists. If there’s a shortage of pharmacists, there’s even more need for pharmacy technicians to help with many tasks around the pharmacy.
Philly Jobs (Content That Works), December 8, 2009
TRENDS| HORIZONS | EDUCATION
Associate Degrees and Vocational Certificates Are on the Rise, Report Says
Chronicle of Higher Education blog, December 2, 2009
Lack of computer access hampers some students
Washington Post, December 6, 2009
Dwindling Resources for Instruction, More Than Weak Students, Explain Poor Graduation Rates, Scholars Say
"At those less-selective institutions, the proportion of money spent on instructional services is going down, and the proportion of money spent on student support services is also going down," Ms. Wellman said. "Access doesn't always translate into success. We need investment strategies that can complement our attainment goals."
Chronicle of Higher Education, December 7, 2009
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Taking Aim at the Supply Side
Study suggests the rise of community colleges has contributed to a plummeting bachelor's degree attainment rate.
Inside Higher Ed, December 8, 2009
Speech: Obama on jobs and growth
Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery; Job Creation and Economic Growth - Brookings Institution, Washington, DC
Financial Times, December 8, 2009
POLITICS | LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL
Rep. Reuven Carlyle: How I'll vote on the state budget
The 36th-District Democrat says he has three binding principles: hope, change, idealism. And some more revenue would help.
Crosscut, December 8, 2009
Commentary: Reform state's competitive contracting law to realize budget savings
Seattle Post Globe, December 7, 2009
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