Thursday, March 18, 2010

NEWS LINKS | March 18, 2010

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




College, university presidents pledge to make ‘Pathways’ a priority / Report outlines ways to engage Native college students from enrollment to graduation

Grays Harbor Community College President Ed Brewster told the 250 participants in the Pathways for Native American Students in Higher Education Conference that he would put the spotlight on the report when the state’s community college presidents meet in April.

Indian Country Today, March 16, 2010

Report: 'Helping Native American Students Succeed'


TCC changing with the times / College’s master plan addresses current needs and future goals

When Dr. Pamela Transue arrived at Tacoma Community College to become its president in 1997, the college had an established reputation for the quality of education it offered, but many of the facilities were deteriorating.

Tacoma Weekly, March 17, 2010


Whidbey businesses make news

Skagit Valley College Board of Trustees recently elected Don Piercy

Whidbey Examiner, March 17, 2010


WVC board declines emergency declaration

The Wenatchee Valley College Board of Trustees yesterday voted to not declare a financial state of emergency.

KPQ Radio, March 18, 2010


Retraining Does Not Guarantee Immediate Jobs

"When I first found out I got into this program, I was on my knees thanking God," said Lokeni Lokeni, who is training to be a commercial truck driver at Bates Technical College

City Town Info, March 18, 2010


WVC has a new plan to lure more renters

Wenatchee World, March 18, 2010





The Latino Completion Gap, Examined

Analysis shows graduation rates of Hispanic students lag those of white peers at institutions of all levels of institutional selectivity -- but that colleges' practices matter

Inside Higher Ed, March 18, 2010

Report: Rising to the Challenge/Hispanic College Graduation Rates


Opinion: Time for better system to fund universities, colleges
Bellingham Herald, March 17, 2010


Racing for Clean-Tech Jobs: Why America Needs an Energy Education Strategy

But even if the United States adopts a real industrial policy for clean energy, there is little evidence that our workforce is skilled enough to compete. Unfortunately, according to the Department of Energy, “The U.S. ranks behind other major nations in making the transitions required to educate students for emerging energy trades, research efforts and other professions to support the future energy technology mix

It’s Getting Hot in Here, March 18, 2010




House, Senate back different tax plans, and neither yielding

The special session has come down to a game of chicken, in slow motion, as the Legislature heads into its fourth day of a special session.

Seattle Times, March 18, 2010


In Our View: Shallow Solutions

Furloughs are not the real reform that’s needed in state government

The Columbian, March 18, 2010


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