Thursday, July 21, 2011

NEWS LINKS | July 21, 2011

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




LCC approves budget, cuts staff to make up for funding shortfall

Lower Columbia College’s Board of Trustees approved the $21 million operating budget for 2011-12 on Wednesday, relying on staff cuts and "excess" tuition revenue to make up for a $1.9 million drop in state funding.

The Daily News, July 21, 2011


A Sweet New Degree at Edmonds Community College

The Culinary Department at Edmonds Community College will offer a new baking degree in the fall.

Edmonds Patch, July 21, 2011


Neva-Wood COPS volunteers encounter diverse problems

COPS shops are located in many different settings and buildings. There is one at Spokane Community College, there is another one at Lewis and Clark High School, and then there’s Nevada Lidgerwood COPS. …  Among shop volunteers are criminal justice students from Whitworth University and Spokane Community College. William Colleran is an SCC student who plans to become a parole officer.

The Spokesman Review, July 21, 2011





Consolidation in Connecticut threatens community colleges

Community College Times, June 3, 2011


Editorial - Merging colleges may not be best in all cases

Star News (Wilmington, NC), July 20, 2011


In College, Without a Home

Aid officers consider how they can help the growing population of homeless students

Inside Higher Ed, July 21, 2011


Paths to the Bachelor's Degree

New federal data show that students who delay entry to college, enroll in community colleges, and major in certain fields take longer to finish than do their peers

Inside Higher Ed, July 21, 2011

5 Myths of Remedial Education

Developmental education is a K-12 problem, costs colleges dearly, and proves that some students shouldn't go to college. Right? Jane Wellman and Bruce Vandal challenge misperceptions

Inside Higher Ed, July 21, 2011





Rolfes appointed to Senate; focus shifts to filling House seat

Kitsap County commissioners selected Bainbridge Island Democrat Christine Rolfes to replace Phil Rockefeller in the state Senate, representing the 23rd Legislative District.
Kitsap Sun, July 20, 2011


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