Monday, February 22, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Feb. 22, 2010

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




YVCC Announces Budget Cuts
We finally know what kind of real cuts are coming to Yakima Valley Community College.

KIMA CBS 29, February 19, 2010


Opinion: How Washington can stimulate a quicker economic recovery
By Jim Bricker, chair of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; Debra Lisser, president of the Trustees Association for Washington's Community and Technical Colleges; Pamela Transue, president of the Washington Association for Community and Technical Colleges and president of Tacoma Community College.

Seattle Times, February 20, 2010


Olympic College Students Help De-Trashify Dyes Inlet

The cleanup involved OC’s environmental outreach club, the school’s environmental studies program and was offered as a bonus to students in [Susan] Digby’s geography classes.
Kitsap Sun, February 20, 2010


Aerospace training center at Paine Field should get going this spring
The county would provide the building and a lenient lease, and the alliance, with Edmonds Community College's assistance, would line up the training.

The Herald, February 20, 2010


Completing college can be big challenge for nontraditional students

Now Poe … is a full-time student at Yakima Valley Community College. She's raising two young children on her own and works 16 hours a week as YVCC's student director of programs.

Yakima Herald-Republic, February 21, 2010





Transfer Matchmaker

New service pairs community college students who wish to continue their education with interested four-year institutions. … Phi Theta Kappa is beta testing The site is available free for all community college students – not just to members of the honors society.

Inside Higher Ed, February 22, 2010


Flat Salaries for Senior Administrators

Median increase for top higher ed positions in 2009-10 is 0%.

Inside Higher Ed, February 22, 2010


U.S. ed chief calls teacher prep programs outdated

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 22, 2010


Layoffs loom for teachers: education secretary

Washington Post, February 21, 2010




Time to Raise Taxes, Kitsap Legislators Tell Bainbridge Crowd
Appleton said cuts to community colleges have put 1200 people on a waiting list for classes at Olympic College.

Kitsap Sun, February 20, 2010


State workers' health fund short of cash

Seattle Times, February 21, 2010


EDITORIAL:  State House must move on college tuition

Seattle Times, February 22, 2010


States Have Not Yet Seen the Worst of Economic Times, Governors at Meeting Say

New York Times, February 21, 2010



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