Wednesday, April 6, 2011

NEWS LINKS | April 6, 2011

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House gets many thanks at Capital Budget hearing

“All the projects mentioned will create immediate construction jobs for the state,” said Charlie Earl with the Washington State Board for community and technical colleges. He thanked the committee for the proposed capital budget.

TVW Capitol Record, April 5, 2011


House budget is good news, bad news for local schools

Still, the blueprint house Democrats unveiled Monday would jack up tuition at Lower Columbia College by 11 percent next year, and one local legislator called the proposal "absolutely ugly."

The Daily News, April 6, 2011


Lacey, Evergreen get aid in House capital budget

Charlie Earl of the state community colleges board thanked lawmakers for large investments. These included $35.5 million for a learning resource center at South Puget Sound Community College.
The Olympian, April 6, 2011


Build a fitness team: A dietician and a personal trainer will be in your corner in the fight against weight

Trainers also should be certified by an organization like the American College of Sports Medicine or the National Strength and Conditioning Association. They should also mesh with your personality, said David Ross, who helps instruct prospective trainers from South Puget Sound Community College.

The News Tribune, April 6, 2011




Lawmakers mull Microsoft-funded IT program for students

Microsoft pitched its academy to lawmakers on Tuesday. It's an online classroom that will teach 300,000 high schoolers everything from computer programming to database development --skills they can use to get a job or take to college.  But as good as it sounds, some lawmakers aren't sold. Because, they told Dorn, the academy is Microsoft-designed, Microsoft-supported and mostly Microsoft-funded.

KOMO News, April 5, 2011



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