Friday, April 30, 2010

NEWS LINKS | April 30, 2010

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




Theater community plans tribute to longtime actor
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
Ginny Quinley, drama instructor at Columbia Basin College, said dozens of local actors, singers and theater techs jumped at the chance to be involved in ...


Gallery: Solar Sounds
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
Columbia Basin College held an Earth Day/Arbor Day mash up on Thursday by holding a solar powered concert by musician Jonathan Kingham and Ryan Shea Smith ...


Seattle Central student to design space rovers at NASA

Capitol Hill News


Projects give students, faculty at SCC more room to learn
The Spokesman Review
Spokane Community College is expanding with two construction projects. ... Two education projects at Spokane Community College will add more than 70000 ...


New Community Colleges Selected To Expand Plus 50 Initiative
PRLog.Org (press release)
Community Colleges of Spokane will serve as a Learning Partner for Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, Wash. Central Florida Community College in ... Clover Park will work with Bates Technical College, Tacoma Community College, Pierce College District 11 which includes Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom and Pierce College-PuyallupClark College in Vancouver, Wash. will serve as a Plus 50 Initiative Peer-to-Peer Ambassador for Centralia College, Lower Columbia College, Olympic College and South Puget Sound Community College in Washington state….


Do-it-yourselfers leading charge as electric vehicles gain traction
The Wenatchee World Online
Members of the Wenatchee Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) roll “Zippy,” the all-electric “Comuta-Car” into a bay at the Wenatchee Valley College auto ...





Lottery to aid Higher Ed

The Daily Evergreen

A brand new law will channel lottery funds into state financial aid for university students.


Colleges Report Smooth Transitions to Direct Lending So Far

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The next few months may be busier than usual for financial-aid offices at the colleges that are still in the process of switching to the direct-loan program, which they must do by July 1.


The Accountability/Improvement Paradox

Inside Higher Ed

In the academic literature and public debate about assessment of student learning outcomes, it has been widely argued that tension exists between the two predominant presses for higher education assessment:


Federal investment in early learning would help revitalize Washington's economy

The Seattle Times

As Sen. Patty Murray and the U.S. Senate Budget Committee look for the best possible investments to help jump-start our economy, we have a suggestion. Consider early-learning programs.





The Education of Oronte Churm: Twain’s Town

Inside Higher Ed

Not a funny, but perhaps a mini-vacation…



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