Tuesday, March 8, 2011

NEWS LINKS | March 8, 2011

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




Delivering Innovation Economy Skills While Wisely Using Public Funds: Educating Today’s Working Learners to Meet Tomorrow’s Demands

The Washington State Community and Technical Colleges’ Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training, or IBEST, program seeks to move low-income, nonnative English speakers quickly through a combination of English as a second language, intensive adult basic education, and skills training linked to occupation credentials.  Innovative models such as IBEST are an essential first step that help working learners obtain a recognized credential. The next step is to connect such credentials to degree pathways.

The American Progress, March 8, 2011



Gary Larson museum in UPlace?  Tacoma may have Dale Chihuly, but University Place has Gary Larson.

In 2009, interior design students at Clover Park Technical College put their creative minds to work and developed many innovative designs and uses for the house.
The News Tribune, March 8, 2011


Former Bellevue College student Stefano Langone makes top 13 on 'American Idol'

Seattle PI, March 8, 2011



Stefano Langone, A Survivor Living Life to Fullest

Twenty-one-year old Stefano Langone from Kent, Wash., impressed judges with not only his voice, which is often compared to Stevie Wonder, but also his story of survival. … passion and purpose for making something of himself. … USA Today reported that the former student at Bellevue College  sang with different singing groups before becoming a contestant on American Idol.

My FOX New York, March 8, 2011



Summer classes start late at Big Bend

Big Bend Community College summer quarter classes will start later than usual this year. After a change in federal financial aid regulations, summer classes will begin July 5, about two weeks later than in previous years.

Columbia Basin Herald, March 8, 2011





As a Path to a Degree, the GED Is Rerouted With Students' Needs in Mind

The test is being revised to align it with what students need to know before entering college, and adult-education centers are restructuring their curricula.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 6, 2011


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