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NEWS LINKS | April 14-15, 2011

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




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





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


Intern Nation

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.





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





New Poll Finds 86 Percent Of Americans Don't Want To Have A Country Anymore,1916/


Report: majority of Americans just gotta, you know, get motivated and do it,19852/



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