SBCTC NEWS LINKS | Articles about – and of interest to – Washington state community and technical colleges
SYSTEM NEWS | OPINIONS
Building green jobs training programs
South Seattle Community College's Georgetown Campus partners with labor, industry and community partners to create dynamic green jobs training programs
Green Labor Journal, April 8, 2011
Job seekers flock to Clark College Career Days
KGW TV, April 12, 2011
“First Generation” Project Launched To Inspire Students At Seattle Central Community College
The “First Generation” project, launched this week at Seattle Central Community College, aims to inspire first-generation college students to complete a college education. The centerpiece of the project is a website featuring true stories of Seattle Central and Seattle Vocational Institute faculty and staff who are first-generation college graduates, including Dr. Paul Killpatrick, president of Seattle Central Community College …
The Seattle Medium & College Examiner, April 13, 2011
22 positions eliminated as Highline Community College in Des Moines hit by another round of budget cuts
Academic programs will be affected. The college's Adult Basic Education and English-as-a-Second-Language programs will be reduced by 10 percent, significantly reducing summer and community-based offerings for prospective students.
Federal Way News, April 14, 2011
Sakura: Clark College Honors Cherry Blossom Time
The Columbian, April 15, 2011
WA Sec. of State Sam Reed plays "Jeopardy" with YVCC students
Secretary of State Sam Reed visited Yakima Valley Community College Friday to play "Jeopardy" with students as part of his statewide college campus civics tour.
KHQ TV, April 15, 2011
TRENDS| HORIZONS | EDUCATION
Community colleges and the American dream
Commentary by Jill Biden, in conjunction with the community college summit at San Diego CC District.
Sand Diego Tribune, April 15, 2011
SMC students, celebrities join hands in support of higher education
A human chain stretching from San Diego to Sacramento will pass through Santa Monica Sunday to raise funds for community college students in the face of looming budget cuts to higher education. … Altogether, an estimated 1 million people — including celebrities and elected officials — will participate in "Hands Across California" as the chain winds its way from the southern tip of California to the state capital. The event promises to be a visually arresting sight and is being billed as the largest charitable event for higher education in American history. Funds raised from the event will go to scholarships for SMC and other community college students throughout California. … Net proceeds from the event will directly benefit the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment (CCCSE), a permanent fund that provides annual scholarships to thousands of students every year.
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 16, 2011
Guest Editorial: Californians join hands to fulfill state’s higher education promise
Los Angeles Wave, April 15, 2011
Exposé on the conflicts posed by unpaid internships is likely to reinvigorate a longstanding debate over how closely colleges can -- and should -- regulate such employment.
Inside Higher Ed, April 15, 2011
Your 2010 Federal Taxpayer Receipt
President Obama promised that this year, for the first time ever, American taxpayers would be able to go online and see exactly how their federal tax dollars are spent. Just enter a few pieces of information about your taxes, and the taxpayer receipt will give you a breakdown of how your tax dollars are spent on priorities like education, veterans benefits, or health care.
POLITICS | LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL
How state budgets are different
State employee pay cuts, higher education, and more.
The Olympian, April 14, 2011
McKenna attacks state's cuts to higher education
Crosscut, April 15, 2011
FRIDAY LITE NEWS
New Poll Finds 86 Percent Of Americans Don't Want To Have A Country Anymore
Report: majority of Americans just gotta, you know, get motivated and do it
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