Thursday, April 28, 2011

NEWS LINKS | April 28, 2011

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




An online 2+2 success story: Union girl youngest ever to graduate from WSU

While the reporter mentioned only “a community college"  in this KING5 story about WSU's youngest ever graduate, Edmonds Community College can confirm that Kayla Heard earned her Associate of Arts — online — from Edmonds CCC at age 14 in 2009, when she was mentioned by name in the president's commencement address.

KING 5, April 25, 2011


Another Seattle Central student earns NASA scholarship

There must be something in the water at Seattle Central Community College, because for the second time in a matter of months, a Central student has been awarded a prestigious NASA scholarship.

Capitol Hill News, April 25, 2011


A mentoring maestro [Vice President of Instruction Dr. Rassoul Dastmozd]

Community College Times , April 26, 2011


Lecture Capture Boosts Distance Learning at Washington Colleges

To say that the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges' distance learning program is growing would be an understatement. For years, the board's number of online learners has grown by anywhere from 25 percent to 35 percent annually, greater than some of the top institutions for online enrollment and outpacing overall annual online student enrollment growth figures. More recently, the number of "hybrid" students who take some courses online and others in the classroom pushed that percentage up even higher. "We are up 67 percent in one year, thanks to the growing number of hybrid students," said Cable Green, director of e-learning and open education for the Olympia, WA-based college system, which provides leadership and coordination for Washington's public system of 34 community and technical colleges.

Campus Technology, April 27, 2011


State schools' degrees should be affordable

State-supported schools have become a major problem. The primary purpose of a state school is, or should be, to provide an educational opportunity for this state's students at a cost that is far below any private institution. It should also be at a cost that a family at almost any economic level can meet with relative ease.

Kitsap Sun, April 27, 2011 (Olympic College)


Walla Walla Community College ranked in elite of community colleges

Walla Walla Community College has been ranked among the top 10 percent of community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute.

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, April 28, 2011





Ed Department: Half of community college students need remedial classes

eCampus News, April 27, 2011


Apprenticeship: a very old solution to the Great Schools Crisis

Crosscut, April 28, 2011





Two budgets will take some work

The Olympian, April 28, 2011



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