Monday, March 1, 2010

NEWS LINKS | March 1, 2010

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




In Our View: March 1: Training Workers (HB 2630): Vancouver state rep offers twin benefits with his innovative job-training bill.

“…Clark College has positioned itself as a chief solutions-provider for economic recovery with highly successful job training programs.”

The Columbian, March 1, 2010  


OPINION: Tuition legislation would price many out of college

The Daily News, February 28, 2010


Tax woes tie up state lawmakers

The News Tribune, March 1, 2010





LCC receives grant for Head Start

The Daily News, February 26, 2010


Donor helps Big Bend student in need

Columbia Basin Herald, February 26, 1010  


Reading Readiness - Not Just for Kids

Experts say kids who don't grow up reading can have lifelong learning problems and, at the college level, instructors see it every day. Carol Perdue teaches reading at Green River Community College in Auburn. Some of her students are immigrants who didn't go to school in their home countries, and are now frustrated at being illiterate in two languages. And, she says, there's a stigma about being unable to read.

Lake Stevens Journal, March 1, 2010


Breaking ground on an urban farm for the needy on Beacon Hill

Alleycat Acres, founded by Seattle Central CC student Sean Conroe, is a new urban-farming collective that ultimately hopes to turn bits of unused land into food sources for needy Seattle residents.

The Seattle Times, February 28, 2010


Eastlake High grad (and Bellevue College alum) Blake Hawksworth building his major-league career

Retrospectively, Hawksworth says joining coach Mark Yoshino's highly regarded BCC program was "an absolute blessing. That's exactly where I needed to be. He showed me a lot about pitching. I owe him a lot of credit."

The Seattle Times, February 28, 2010


Diverse casts to perform 'Twelve Angry Jurors' (Green River CC)

The Auburn Reporter, February 26, 2010





Community Colleges Build Programs That Fit Immigrants' Needs

The Chronicle of Higher Ed, February 28, 2010


The 'Prior Learning' Edge

Inside Higher Ed, March 1, 2010





Direct student loans: A better way to invest in education (by Arne Duncan)

The Washington Post, February 26, 2010


House fights over how to cut state printer costs

The Olympian, February 26, 2010



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