Tuesday, March 9, 2010

NEWS LINKS | March 9, 2010

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




Federal 'Youthbuild' grant means job and life skills for Lummis

Now Lewis is taking classes at Whatcom Community College and hopes to move on to a four-year school …
Bellingham Herald, March 9, 2010 (Whatcom CC



CBC entrance to be named after Saraceno

Columbia Basin College's main entrance off Argent Road has been named Saraceno Way after Bill Saraceno, senior vice president for administrative services.

Tri-City Herald, March 9, 2010



EDITORIAL:  Mergers should be explored

Similar opportunities could lie in higher education, where community and technical colleges could look at combining back-office and other support functions ...

The Herald, March 9, 2010





2-Year Colleges Help Learning-Disabled Students Break Into Math and Science

Led by Landmark College, several two-year colleges are joining an effort to take advantage of the students' strengths in the STEM fields.

Chronicle of Higher Education, March 7, 2010



College Students Agree With Other Young Adults: The Economy Hurts

Overall, 60 percent of those surveyed said they are concerned about meeting their current bills and obligations. About 45 percent of four-year college students said they are concerned about their ability to remain in college because of the strained economy, while almost two-thirds of community-college students said so.

Chronicle of Higher Education, March 9, 2010



Moving to Scale

For [community] colleges to succeed at graduating more students, institutions will have to embrace "transformational change," and if they do, they may get some help from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Inside Higher Ed, March 9, 2010



The Community College Spinoff

Leaders of a Florida community college are planning to create an independent university offering baccalaureate and graduate degrees, arguing that existing four-year institutions in the region are not helping enough of the two-year institution's low-income and minority graduates continue their educations.

Inside Higher Ed, March 9, 2010





Tax-package deal could extend session, lawmakers say

Seattle Times, March 9, 2010



Government Reform Proves A Slog In Olympia

KUOW FM, March 8, 2010




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