Wednesday, April 21, 2010

NEWS LINKS | April 21, 2010

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




Grant pushes community college reforms

… Virginia could look to one of Gates' grant recipients, Washington State's I-Best program. … Charlie Earl heads the state's Community and Technical College board … "It's a huge motivator for us to do this even better and not have the students drop out in the remediation process, because if we get them through, they complete (their degree)."

KPLU NPR FM, April 20, 2010


New community college standards could hike graduation rates

[Transcript appears below video link.  Washington state CTCs, momentum points, I-BEST mentioned.  Pennington used “further, faster” from CTC system messaging.]

PBS News Hour, April 20, 2010


Gates Foundation boosts aid to community colleges

It's wonderful to be in the spotlight," said Jill Wakefield, chancellor of Seattle's four community and technical colleges. … Charles Earl, executive director of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, said Washington state community colleges are already working to improve student outcomes.

Seattle Times, April 21, 2010


[Peninsula College] Students on all-state academic team

Sequim Gazette, April 21, 2010


Two Yakamas aim for Miss Indian World

Starla, 25, is studying history, culture and government at Yakima Valley Community College while Ida, 18, is taking business mathematics [also at YVCC].

Yakima Herald, April 21, 2010





Work-study cuts hit students and businesses

KPLU NPR FM, April 20, 2010

What the Pledge Means

Community college leaders see joint statement on completion goals as turning point in what will be a long process.

Inside Higher Ed, April 21, 2010



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