Wednesday, March 31, 2010

NEWS LINKS | March 31, 2010

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




Education reform bill helps Yakima students afford college

President Obama signed the college affordability reform Tuesday morning. For students at YVCC, it's a step towards paying off their loans.

KNDU TV, March 30, 2010


Opinion: Projects make our cities more desirable, livable

Business owners are working with Columbia Basin College, the city and the Pasco Downtown Development Association to revitalize the area. …  the grant also provides education and training on how to run a successful business.
Tri-City Herald, March 31, 2010


Young veterans tell of futile job hunt / Joblessness among new military veterans is soaring and Sen. Patty Murray said she plans to propose legislation to help

Among Monday's speakers was Dustin Eberle, 27, of Bothell, an enrollee in a program begun last year by the Puget Sound Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, which includes union and contractor representatives.

The program, which already has produced 20 graduates, collapses a year's worth of training into 12 weeks of intensive work and instruction, and helps place its enrollees on union hiring lists, to be eligible for work when their training is complete.

Seattle Times, March 31, 2010





For Community Colleges, A Hard Lesson In Politics

NPR, March 29, 2010


[April 21] Earthquake drill planned for Washington state

Seattle PI, March 30, 2010


Obama signs revamped student loan law

Legislation reduces banks’ role in college aid.

Spokesman Review, March 31, 2010


Agriculture is a jobs-creator for Washington state, despite recession

The Herald, March 31, 2010


Hometown Health Care

Cuyahoga Community College opens on-campus preventative care clinics, staffed by allied health students, to provide free services to the uninsured.

Inside Higher Ed, March 31, 2010


Column: For-profits vs. community colleges

Washington Post, March 31, 2010


What Men Need

Inside Higher Ed, March 31, 2010





State House plans to be back in session Friday

… Effectively pre-empting a countless potential of “April Fools’ vote” jabs.
The Olympian, March 31, 2010


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