Tuesday, November 9, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 9, 2010

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




Highline Community College to expand ‘green’ economic opportunities

Highline Community College is expanding “green” education and business opportunities in South King County with a nearly $158,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.

Auburn Reporter, November 8, 2010



Duke Mitchell appointed new CBC Trustee

Governor Christine Gregoire has appointed David "Duke" Mitchell as the newest member of the Columbia Basin College Board of Trustees.
Tri-City Herald, November 8, 2010

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Seattle Chinese Garden: Courtyard complete

Big news from the north end of the South Seattle Community College campus on West Seattle’s Puget Ridge – a milestone for the Seattle Chinese Garden: the “Knowing the Spring Courtyard” is complete.

West Seattle Blog, November 9, 2010



College class sizes grow, programs suffer as cuts deepen

Community Colleges of Spokane, which encompasses Spokane Community College, Spokane Falls Community College and the Institute for Extended Learning, along with Washington’s 33 other community and technical colleges, were asked earlier this fall to come up with two budgets. One reflects a 6.3 percent across-the-board cut, which could go into effect before the year’s end, and another shows additional cuts totaling a 10 percent reduction that would hit in 2011-’12.  … Since 2008-’09, Spokane’s community college system has trimmed nearly $20 million from its budget.

Spokesman Review, November 9, 2010



CBC students to pay more fees in 2011
Students at Columbia Basin College will pay an added fee starting next year, college President Richard Cummins told the CBC board of trustees Monday.
Tri-City Herald, November 9, 2010


Peninsula College enrollment hits record high

The college had 3,944 students in November 2009 and 4,263 students the same day this month. "That is approximately a 30 percent increase in enrollment over the past four years," Keegan said. "It is not unusual when the economy goes down that enrollment would increase," he said. "What is unusual is that at the same time, our budget is on a downward spiral."

Peninsula Daily News, November 9, 2010






National Ed Tech Plan Puts Technology at the Heart of Education Reform

United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today released the final version of the Obama administration's National Educational Technology Plan (NETP), a federal policy statement that puts technology at the heart of proposed changes to the way education is delivered in this country.

THE Journal, November 9, 2010



Technology and the Completion Agenda

With a chorus of influential voices calling for colleges to enroll and successfully graduate more students, data analytics is center stage.

Inside Higher Ed, November 9, 2010



'Jaw-Dropping' Data on Black Male Student Achievement

Inside Higher Ed, November 9, 2010



Proposed requirements aim to point all students to success

Add to that the studies showing Washington in the bottom 20 percent of states with kids entering post-high school education. Also, our minority students are far more likely than the student body as a whole to drop out or complete high school unprepared to enter a two- or four-year program.

The News Tribune, November 9, 2010



Report: Racial inequalities persist online

Despite widespread increases in use of broadband internet, the Web today still doesn't accurately represent the racial demographics of America.

CNN, November 8, 2010




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