Wednesday, September 22, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Sept. 22, 2010

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Childcare cuts loom at Edmonds Community College

Our state's economic reality has become a nightmare for higher education, facing budget cuts totaling $300 million over three years. Despite record-high enrollment, the record-low budget means nothing is sacred.  And that includes childcare for students who need it the most at Edmond Community College.

KING 5 TV, September 21, 2010


Editorial: Full speed ahead on college expansions

Peninsula College and Goddard College are two of the entities interested in possibly expanding into the building. Peninsula College already has an approved design plan and backing for $4.2 million of what is expected to be a $6 million renovation.

Port Townsend Leader, September 22, 2010


WVC center hits last-ditch hitch

Wenatchee World, September 22, 2010


Meet six finalists for EdCC president's job

Snohomish County Business, September 22, 2010


Peninsula College expands 4-year programs

Keegan said the baccalaureate programs aren't part of a transformation from college to university but an effort to ensure peninsula residents can have access to bachelor's degrees.

Sequim Gazette, September 22, 2010


Goodwill, REACH celebrates one-year anniversary

The program has a partnership with Tacoma Community College and helps out with training, like warehouse logistics and forklift training.

Peninsula Gateway, September 22, 2010


CBC behind on issuing financial aid as classes start

The News Tribune, September 22, 2010


Tacoma CC ranked best community college in the state

Helping TCC achieve its impressive ranking was its comparatively high graduation rate of 63 percent (within four years). Another South Sound community college, Green River CC, also ranked well nationally, coming in at 29th.

The News Tribune, September 22, 2010


Acquiring skills

The program at CHS has garnered statewide attention, receiving praise from Dave Garring, Executive Director for the Manufacturing Indus­trial Council that represents companies like Boeing and Microsoft. The program also offers students 19 college credits in electrical engineer­ing through Spokane Community College

Eastern Washington Statesmen Examiner, September 22, 2010





OPINION: Legislature's waning support for higher education creates chasm for middle class

Guest column by Samuel H. Smith, president emeritus of Washington State University

Seattle Times, September 22, 2010


Apprenticeship Programs Expand With Help of Community Colleges

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 19, 2010

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The Imminent Crisis in College Leadership

Presidencies are seeming less and less attractive to academics. The danger is that higher education will soon be led by people who do not truly understand it.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 19, 2010


The Dream Act Is Dead, at Least for Now

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 21, 2010


Job-Skill Trends and the College-Wage Premium

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 21, 2010


Beauty School Drop-Ins

Last month, well after many community colleges around the country had dropped such programs, Lone Star College’s North Harris campus bucked the trend and opened a school of cosmetology with the help of Farouk Systems, a Houston-based manufacturer known for its CHI brand of hair care products.

Inside Higher Ed, September 22, 2010




Candidates: State obligated to help vulnerable

Last January, Kilmer introduced Senate Bill 6662, which would have enabled community and technical colleges to develop and adapt career tracks for home care aides. The bill has not made it into law, but Kilmer said it received support from community colleges and hopes it moves forward in the future.

“It’s important that caregivers have training,” Kilmer said. “It’s good for them, and it’s good for us.”

Peninsula Gateway, September 22, 2010



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