Wednesday, February 13, 2013

NEWS LINKS | Feb. 13, 2013

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




Birth of son helped stop woman’s downward spiral
Ramirez decided to get her GED; she contacted Bates [Technical] College when she was still pregnant and only a few months clean. She was not an ideal college candidate – except, perhaps, at Bates.
The News Tribune, Feb. 13, 2013


Clark College alum’s tale shows how Clark College transforms lives

[Inva] Begolli was one of five students to receive a Transforming Lives Award, which includes a $500 cash award. The five recipients were chosen from a pool of 35 nominations from the state’s two-year colleges. This year, the Transforming Lives Award honors students and graduates who overcame barriers to pursue degrees and certificates in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) or other high-demand occupations.

The Battle Ground Reflector, February 13, 2013


In Our View: Mixed News in Higher Ed

New Student Achievement Council strives to maximize the many positives …

The Columbian, February 13, 2013





College Presidents: Bruised, Battered, and Loving It
They can change the world: Who wouldn't want a job like that?

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 11, 2013


Should All Students Be Able to Borrow? Maybe Not, Says One Group
An association of financial-aid administrators adds some bold ideas to the Gates Foundation's project on reimagining the design and delivery of student aid.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 13, 2013

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Serving Our Dual-Enrollment Students
High-school-age students who take college courses should be treated like any other college students—with some accommodations.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 13, 2013


How to Heed the Warning

Ballooning class sizes and standardized testing have created a generation of students ill-prepared for the critical thinking professors rightfully expect. How can professors combat the problem?, George David Clark asks. … By now many of you have read Kenneth Bernstein’s “Warning to College Profs From a High School Teacher” over at The Answer Sheet, an education blog at The Washington Post. Since it went viral this past weekend, the essay has garnered a couple of thousand comments.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 13, 2013





Obama Puts Federal Weight Behind Calls for College Affordability
The president asked Congress to link some student aid to colleges' efforts to hold down costs. He also promised a new "scorecard" for comparing colleges.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 11, 2013



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