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SYSTEM NEWS | OPINIONS
Bellevue College expands bachelors offerings
When the two new programs start, Bellevue College will offer a total of five four-year bachelor degrees, as well as associates degrees and certificates.
Bellevue Patch, December 7, 2012
Mercer Island Reporter, December 7, 2012
Bellingham Tech gets federal stimulus grant for health IT training
Bellingham Technical College announced it will receive a $643,796 grant over the next four years from the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training program.
The Bellingham Business Journal, December 9, 2012
Local college training to change vehicle fuels
Peninsula College is promoting converting vehicles to run on propane. The college and Western Washington Clean Cities in Seattle are joining forces to offer training on the conversions at the Port Angeles-based college.
KONP, December 7, 2012
‘Teach Tech’ bachelor’s degree approved, SSCC will offer it next fall
A new bachelor’s degree in Professional Technical Teacher Education will be offered by South Seattle Community College in the fall of 2013. The new “Teach Tech” degree was approved December 6 by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
West Seattle Herald, December 7, 2012
TRENDS| HORIZONS | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | EDUCATION
GET worries could block UW from varying tuition rates
A legislative committee is expected to recommend against allowing the University of Washington to charge different tuition rates for different programs.
The Seattle Times, December 9, 2012
States network to improve community college success
Improving community college success and boosting completion rates are the two major goals of the Postsecondary State Policy Network, a multi-state collaboration lead by Jobs for the Future in conjunction with Achieving the Dream.
eCampus News, December 4, 2012
POLITICS | LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL
2 Dems join GOP in state Senate coup, say parties will split power
Two conservative Democratic state senators announced today they will join with Senate Republicans to form a “majority coalition caucus” in which they say power will more or less be split between the two parties.
The Seattle Times, December 10, 2012
Seattle PI, December 10, 2012
Takeover from the middle in Washington state Senate
It’s a done deal – the 23 Senate Republicans and two centrist Democrats are teaming up to force a power-sharing arrangement in the Legislature’s upper chamber. It’s an arrangement that will turn the Senate upside down from the start – rather than delaying the flipover until the last minute.
Washington State Wire, December 10, 2012
Senate committees get new leaders
The political earthquake today that gives control of the state Senate to Republicans and two Democrats will reshuffle the leadership roster.
The News Tribune, December 10, 2012
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