Wednesday, September 8, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Sept. 8, 2010

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




I-BEST: Moving Low-Skilled Citizens to Career and College Pathways

Article by Tina Bloomer, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

ASQ Higher Education Brief, August 2010


'Stand up economist' entertains in Oak Harbor for foundation

Nationally acclaimed economedian  comes to Skagit Valley College.

Whidbey News-Times, September 2, 2010


SVC offers textbook rentals

Skagit Valley College’s Cardinal Bookstore will offer a textbook rental program for new and returning students.

The Whidbey Examiner, September 7, 2010


Pierce College launching online physical therapist assistant program
Business Examiner, September 7, 2010


Peninsula College receives accreditation to offer four-year degrees

Peninsula College is now fully accredited to offer its own four-year degrees, said Tom Keegan, college president. … The status means that the one four-year program that the college offers without working in partnership with another institution -- the applied management bachelor's degree -- is accredited and also that it may begin offering other four-year degrees, although it has no plans to do so soon, Keegan added.

Peninsula Daily News, September 8, 2010


YVCC receives 5 year education grant

Yakima Valley Community College was recently awarded the TRiO Student Support Services Grant for another five years. The $305,468 grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education will help benefit 200 students.

KNDO/KNDU TV, September 8, 2010


Elma woman competing for NW rodeo queen title

During the school year she attends Shoreline Community College to study medical billing and coding.

The Aberdeen Daily World, September 8, 2010





Reaching Veterans

Colleges need a full agenda -- not just federal aid -- to serve this key population of students, writes Steven Knapp.

Inside Higher Ed, September 8, 2010


Women Are Majority of College Fund Raisers, but More Men Hold Top Jobs

Chronicle of Higher Education Blog, September 8, 2010





A Step Backwards: The Impact of Washington’s budget cuts on Education and Opportunity

Schmudget Blog, September 7, 2010



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