Thursday, February 18, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Feb. 18, 2010

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




Green job graduates banking on clean energy and technology

[Clover Park Technical College] is preparing students for what the President calls the jobs of the future: clean energy and technology.

KING 5 TV, February 17, 2010


Some RTC students could lose their financial aid in budget cuts
Renton Technical College is facing about $1.1 million in budget cuts next year, but its greater concern is for even deeper cuts to financial

Renton Reporter, February 17, 2010


7 trends that will shape the future of green building

…Workforce training: … South Seattle Community College recently graduated its inaugural student class in the Conservation and Weatherization Continuing Education program, developed in partnership with the city Office of Economic Development.

Daily Journal of Commerce, February 18, 2010


Students feeling the crunch as they tackle rising tuition

Mary Harding, Lower Columbia College's vice president for student success, said tuition increases can be especially difficult for middle-income students who don't qualify for federal financial aid, but LCC and most other community colleges still "provide the most affordable higher education available."

Longview Daily News, February 18, 2010




Step Right Up

Sensing opportunity, more private institutions court community college transfer students.

Inside Higher Ed,  February 18, 2010




EDITORIAL:  Budgets flow red and the cry goes out: 'The taxes are coming'

… If that isn't bad enough, now we have before us a measure introduced by Democratic state Rep. Maralyn Chase that would double the state's estate tax. Under House Bill 3184, tax rates for estates valued at more than $2 million would rise from 10 percent to 20 percent. … Half of the revenue from the higher estate taxes .. would be earmarked for a special "education legacy" fund that would be used for grants to Washington high school students who go to a community college or a four-year university. …

Yakima Herald, February 17, 2010


What Sen. Kilmer is telling students

The News Tribune, February 17, 2010


Editorial: Bring tuition bill to a vote

The Herald, February 18, 2010


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