Tuesday, January 19, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Jan. 19, 2010

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




Cutting worker retraining is a surefire budget backfire

Column by Jean Floten, Bellevue College president

Covington Reporter, January 17, 2010



Herald publisher wins MLK Jr. Spirit Award

[Rufus] Friday will receive the 21st installment of the award during a noon bell-ringing ceremony Monday at Columbia Basin College in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Tri-City Herald, January 17, 2010



Cascadia’s newest building opens

It’s been no secret that Cascadia Community College has experienced phenomenal growth in the 10 years of its existence. Since opening, it has tripled the number of students enrolled and the trend promises to continue in the future.

Woodinville Weekly, January 18, 2010



More than 1,000 marchers honor MLK in Yakima

Marchers included Yakima Mayor Micah Cawley, Yakima County Sheriff Ken Irwin and the entire Yakima Valley Community College men’s basketball team, wearing their team warm-ups.

Yakima Herald, January 19, 2010



Hundreds attend MLK bell-ringing event at CBC (w/ gallery, videos)

Tri-City Herald, January 19, 2010



King celebration: Inspiration for mind and heart

A group marching in the “Community March to the Tacoma Dome” started from Bates Technical College and finished at the Tacoma Dome in celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr

The News Tribune, January 19, 2010



Freedom singer delivers civil-rights lessons in Seattle

[Bernice Johnson] Reagon was the featured speaker at a vibrant gathering at Mount Zion, with an audience that included King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, students and other community leaders assembled for Seattle Community Colleges' 36th annual celebration.

Seattle Times, January 16, 2009





Nation's Largest Labor Union Group Creates Online Degree Program

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 13, 2010



Online Scheme Highlights Fears About Distance-Education Fraud

The targets of such digital crimes tend be community colleges, where requirements to establish financial-aid eligibility may be minimal, tuition is cheap, and distance education is booming.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 13, 2010



Linking Debt and Income

The U.S. Department of Education on Friday proposed an ambitious approach aimed at ensuring that vocational programs and most offerings at for-profit colleges do not take advantage of students.

Inside Higher Education,  January 18, 2010



Interest builds for “Communiversity” concept
Bonner County (Idaho) Daily Bee, January 19, 2010






Speaker Chopp unfurls his tax roadmap

CrossCut, January 19, 2010



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