Tuesday, April 13, 2010

NEWS LINKS | April 13, 2010

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




Aerospace training, nursing program get boost in budget

Programs for aerospace workers at Paine Field and nurses at Everett Community College are getting a boost in the state budget approved by lawmakers Monday night. The Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center at Paine Field will be getting $1.75 million. … Lawmakers also included $158,000 to start a bachelor of science in nursing program at the University Center at Everett Community College.

The Herald, April 12, 2010



Spring for the Arts Luncheon is success

Dr. William Christopher, president of Cascadia Community College, explained the importance of live theater and performing arts education in our communities.

Woodinville Weekly, April 12, 2010



Former foster child educated in several West Seattle schools

Tiffany Diaz attended several West Seattle grade schools, South Seattle Community College, and lived in a YMCA-sponsored transitional home near Westwood Village. She attends Seattle Pacific University.

West Seattle Herald, April 12, 2010



Des Moines mayor develops a China connection

Sheckler also established a Highline Community College student-exchange program and encouraged interest to invest in Des Moines.

The Highline Times, April 12, 2010



Cascadia CC and Maywood Hills Elementary work together on mural

Woodinville Weekly, April 12, 2010



In Our View: Stoking Solutions

Clark College’s surging enrollment reflects an effective strategy for battling recession

The Columbian, April 13, 2010



Whatcom Community College to close its child-care center
Bellingham Herald, April 13, 2010






No Letup From Washington

Colleges can't stop pushing to show they educate students -- because the government is no less intent on holding them accountable, accrediting officials are told.

Inside Higher Ed, April 13, 2010



How to ease the way for college transfer students

Washington Post, April 13, 2010






WA budget-balancing plan spreads deficit pain

Higher education would see a net reduction of about $68 million, while early learning and child care programs would be reduced by about $11.5 million from expected spending levels.

Seattle Times, April 13, 2010



WA lawmakers pass budget, adjourn special session

…The new operating budget approved Monday night makes changes to the two-year spending plan lawmakers approved in 2009. Spending was driven by higher costs for current programs and added policies, including payments to property-poor school districts and additional worker retraining at community and technical colleges.

Seattle Times, April 13, 2010



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