SBCTC NEWS LINKS | Articles about – and of interest to – Washington state community and technical colleges
SYSTEM NEWS | OPINIONS
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
TRENDS| HORIZONS | EDUCATION
Step Right Up
Sensing opportunity, more private institutions court community college transfer students.
Inside Higher Ed, February 18, 2010
POLITICS | LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL
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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