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SYSTEM NEWS | OPINIONS
Seattle College Upgrading Energy Systems in Capital-Free Deal
Seattle Central Community College has entered into an agreement that will allow it to make improvements in its energy systems with no capital investment.
Campus Technology, February 22, 2011
Clark College continues to evolve / School faces the challenges of record enrollment
Demand for college credits and career training that Clark College offers just won’t let up. By autumn 2010, high unemployment rates pushed part- or full-time enrollment to a record-high 16,500 students.
The Columbian, February 27, 2011
State schools need higher tuition to offset budget shortfalls
The Olympian, March 1, 2011
TRENDS| HORIZONS | EDUCATION
High Enrollment Strains Two-Year Colleges
Wall Street Journal, February 9, 2011
It's Time for a National Digital-Library System / But it can't serve only elites
Chronicle of Higher Education, February 24, 2011
Tougher Climate for Test Givers
In settlement over medical board's failure to accommodate a Yale student with dyslexia, U.S. government heralds impending rules that will prod colleges and testing agencies on rights of disabled test takers
Inside Higher Ed, March 1, 2011
POLITICS | LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL
Governors Face Challenges in Improving College-Completion Rates
Central to the governors association's plan, dubbed "Complete to Compete," is the collection and public dissemination of common higher-education measures, which the governors group developed and to which participating states have agreed. Those gauges focus on tracking students' academic progress, including how well they perform in first-year courses, how many credits they accumulate year to year, and whether they graduate. … Twenty-nine new governors took office this year, the highest number in history. That has forced Gov. Christine Gregoire of Washington, a Democrat who is the association's chair, to reach out to the new cadre of governors and urge them to join the college-completion effort while it is already well under way.
Chronicle of Higher Education, February 27, 2011
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Embracing Our Demographic Future: The True Test for Higher Education
The message from governors during the National Governors Association meeting this week is abundantly clear: any additional budget cuts at the federal level represent economic Jenga at the state level.
Inside Higher Ed, March 1, 2011
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