Wednesday, February 17, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Feb. 17, 2010

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




Guest opinion: Community college provides opportunities in tough times

By Ed Brewster, Grays Harbor College president

The Daily World, January 31, 2010


Grant supports residential energy audit training at Cascadia Community College

Bothell & Kenmore Reporter, February 10, 2009


Grant to provide energy monitoring equipment at Cascadia Community College

Bothell & Kenmore Reporter, February 10, 2009


Mayor Sheckler Brings Back Gifts And Investors From China

While in China, Sheckler also laid the foundation for an exchange program between Chinese community college students and students at Highline Community College.

Waterland Blog, February 16, 2010





WA Senate OKs plan for 3-year degrees

Tri-City Herald, February 16, 2010


Plan Would Allow for Early College

Dozens of public high schools in eight states will introduce a program next year allowing 10th graders who pass a battery of tests to get a diploma two years early and immediately enroll in community college.

New York Times, February 17, 2010


Graduation Gaps for Science Majors

More and more students are starting college with plans to major in science and technology fields, but a new study finds that their completion rates are lagging – especially among underrepresented minorities.

Inside Higher Ed, February 17, 2010





Back-to-back tax rallies

The anti-tax forces had hardly dispersed before an even bigger crowd of students, unionized workers and others gathered with the opposite message: The state should bring in more money so it can preserve vital services.

The Olympian, February 16, 2010


Culture Clash: Tea Partiers and Obama-Nation Host Dueling Rallies on Capitol Steps

Olympia Newswire, February 16, 2010


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