Friday, March 25, 2011

NEWS LINKS | March 25, 2011

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




Alternative High School Students Get New Path to Clover Park Technical College

Clover Park School District is partnering with the college’s own alternative high school program, giving students a better facility and career skills training.

Lakewood Patch, March 24, 2011


Record Gift to a Community College

But at least one community college, Clark College in Washington State, reports that its foundation received gifts that should be counted as the previous top gift at the very least.

Inside Higher Ed, March 25, 2011


Challenging opportunities farming's best-kept secret
In recent years, Columbia Basin College has focused on educating a new crop of students about the importance of agriculture and the career opportunities that abound.

Tri-City Herald, March 25, 2011


Clark College in Vancouver helps job seekers look the part

At the annual event, the school offers donated dress clothes to Clark students for free, and a staff member persuaded him to take a few items for himself.

The Oregonian, March 25, 2011





A cry for help in 203 languages: How to help ESL students achieve?

The number of ESL students nationwide is growing at such a high rate, the U.S. Department of Education is holding a series of national conversations — including one in Seattle earlier this month — to find new ways to teach children whose primary language is not English.

Seattle Times, March 24, 2011


OMG! Oxford English Dictionary adds new words

Someday, perhaps BFF will be added…, March 25, 2011





Compromise worked out to merge education reform legislation

Two competing bills to overhaul Washington's education system are being scrunched together into one proposal.

Kitsap Sun, March 25, 2011




Company's Employees Spend Entire Day Touching Base

The Onion, March 21, 2011,19776/


Cases Of Shaken Manchild Syndrome On The Rise

The Onion, March 2011,19783/



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