Wednesday, February 24, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Feb. 24, 2010

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




Highlights of WA House, Senate budget proposals

Seattle Times, February 24, 2010


WAVE and Washington Scholars are restored in both the House and Senate budget

The  News Tribune, February 23, 2010


Olympia's tax plans: How they'd affect you

Seattle Times, February 24, 2010




Federal funds boost Early Head Start / New grant adds 60 slots in Clark, Pacific counties

Lower Columbia College in Longview received the bulk of the total $1.3 million stimulus grant to extend Early Head Start services, which will be used in Cowlitz County.

The Columbian, February 23, 2010


[Peninsula College] Foundation gets Friberg estate bequest

Sequim Gazette, February 24, 2010

Peninsula College has received $106,400 from the estate of Arnold G. Friberg according to Mary Hunchberger, executive director of college advancement and the Peninsula College Foundation.


Chat with Gene Holand

As an associate professor at Columbia Basin College, Gene Holand, is creative and edgy.

Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business, February 2010


Cascadia College rock-solid about its boulder

The Herald, February 23, 2010


State scholarship cut leaves students hanging

KING 5 TV, February 23, 2010 (Everett CC student)


National Trust for Historic Preservation grant will fund Curran House renovation study

As a result of an on-going partnership with Clover Park Technical College, CHIPS now has two interior design interns helping with committee activities.

Tacoma Daily Index, February 24, 2010


Levy approvals fund Washington school construction

The third project involves a partnership with Clover Park Technical College for a new $42 million Harris Preparatory Academy.

Bellingham Herald, February 24, 2010


Breaking the college mold

Many college students who are old enough to be their classmates’ parents are receiving valuable training for their new career paths.

Puyallup Herald, February 24, 2010 (Pierce College, Pierce Works!, Worker Retraining)


Demand for skilled workers in Washington should pick up by 2013, state projection says

The Herald, February 24, 2010





Drop-Out Insurance

Inside Higher Ed, February 24, 2010




House committee OKs letting 3 schools set tuition

Tri-City Herald, February 23, 2010 (Senate Bill 6562)


Little progress achieved on government reform

The Olympian, February 24, 2010

Editorial: Speeding up college education a smart idea

Spokesman Review, February 24, 2010 (SB 5237 three-year baccalaureate)


Opinion: Republican legislators find it all too easy to target state workers

By State Rep. Brendan Williams

The News Tribune, February 24, 2010


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