Wednesday, January 5, 2011

NEWS LINKS | Jan. 5, 2011

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




Bellevue College president sketches bold vision for Issaquah campus

The college campus proposed for the highlands could someday serve as a learning center for groups as assorted as school-aged children and retirees, a gathering spot for cultural festivals and fuel for the economy — if Bellevue College opts to transform a forested parcel near Central Park into a satellite campus. College President Jean Floten started to consider the possibility more than a decade ago, as the population boomed on the Eastside. “At that point in time, I really had lots of dreams and ambitions and very little money,” she said. “Not much has changed.”

Issaquah Press, January 4, 2011


College increases global awareness

More and more international students are choosing Peninsula College as their American source of higher education. That’s great news, says Sophia Iliakis-Doherty, P.C.’s director of international student programs and student recruitment.

Sequim Gazette, January 5, 2011


Gregoire wants to overhaul education with new state dept.

Gregoire plans to introduce legislation to create the new department, which would consolidate the State Board of Education, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Higher Education Coordinating Board, State Board for Technical and Community Colleges, and the Professional Education Standards Board, which are independent agencies, into a new agency reporting to a Department of Education Secretary appointed by the Governor.

KOMO News, January 5, 2011


Gregoire: Put K-12, higher ed under one dept. to save $

Plan would also give colleges more flexibility to raise tuition

Seattle PI, January 5, 2011


Governor Gregoire News Conference

Governor Chris Gregoire announces policy proposals surrounding Washington's education system during a news conference in Olympia.

TVW, January 5, 2011





Haler named ranking Republican on House Higher Ed Committee

Tri-City Herald, January 5, 2011



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