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Jazz winners, Sondheim honor and summer Shakespeare
The sixth annual Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist Audition was held … at Jazz Alley, to choose two local singers to participate in this spring's Jazz Vocal Queen Contest in Seattle's sister city of Kobe, Japan … adult division winner is Kelly Eisenhour, a singer-songwriter-arranger and music-faculty member of Green River Community College.
Seattle Times, March 23, 2010
Local team headed to Haiti for medical mission
Twelve area residents, including Castle Rock's police sergeant, a doctor, a nurse, an EMT and six Lower Columbia College students, left on a two-week medical mission to Haiti on Tuesday night, saying they just have to help in any way they can.
The Daily News, March 23, 2010
Tacoma's Hilltop growing at Gallucci Learning Garden
Already, land-survey students from nearby Bates Technical College have completed a site and topographical survey of the lot, and civil engineering students will help create a final site development plan.
The News Tribune, March 24, 2010
In a buzzer-beater, Stanwood wins Hi-Q crown
Hi-Q, sponsored regionally by Everett Community College, is the oldest continuous academic quiz competition for high school students in the nation. It started in 1948 in Pennsylvania and started in Washington state in 1976.
The Herald, March 24, 2010
Fire science students prepare for state firefighting competition
Golie is a Running Start student who will graduate from both Wenatchee High School and Wenatchee Valley College this spring. ...
The Wenatchee World Online, March 24, 2010
Young musician sets tone for future
Jake Sele [Skagit Valley College Running Start] doesn’t have to imagine what that would be like. … The 17-year-old recently composed a contemporary concert piece for the school band.
Whidbey Examiner, March 24, 2010
Students learning about healthcare careers at YVCC
Yakima Herald, March 24, 2010
TRENDS| HORIZONS | EDUCATION
The Olympian, March 24, 2010
Recession's untold story
Two weeks ago Palumbo posted a want ad on Craigslist for a part-time dog-kennel assistant. … So far, 260 people have applied. … Economists say the untold story of this recession is how it has devastated people in certain job and income categories, while leaving the affluent mostly alone. Among the lowest-income — roughly the minimum-wage workers — unemployment nationwide is at true Depression-era levels of 20 to 30 percent, says a report last month by the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University. It's only 3 to 4 percent for those making $100,000 or more.
Seattle Times column, March 23, 2010
Still Not Set On College- And Career- Readiness
… the skills needed to be ready for college and or a career are largely similar. Achieve, a nonprofit dedicated to raising states' academic standards, posits that with respect to English and mathematics skills, college- and career-ready is one and the same. … Everyone interviewed for this story rejected the notion that the distinction between career- and college-ready standards speaks to two different socioeconomic classes, but a social stigma still looms. "A lot of people in career and technical education don't get the same status as those in college prep work," said James Applegate, senior vice president of program development at the independent Lumina Foundation
National Journal, March 25, 2010
POLITICS | LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL
New 'Disability Lifeline' name draws critic
The Olympian, March 23, 2010 (E2SHB 2782)
Legislature at an impasse over state budget
KOMO News, March 23, 2010
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