Wednesday, March 6, 2013

NEWS LINKS | March 6, 2013

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Partnership could lead to careers in healthcare for Kentlake students

A partnership between Kentlake High and Renton Technical College could fulfill an innovative education vision for students. Through the partnership, Kentlake students could earn a two-year associate’s degree in pre-nursing alongside a high school diploma.  The program, which is tentatively called Kentlake Medical Career Pathways, will align Kentlake’s curriculum with requirements at Renton Tech for students in the program, allowing a direct transfer of credits to Renton Tech or the possibility of transferring to another college or university explained Kentlake Principal Joe Potts.  “Renton has a distinct focus on healthcare and healthcare related fields,” Potts said of the reason Kentlake decided to partner with Renton Tech. “The president of Renton Tech was really interested in promoting this partnership, he’s been at the table with his sleeves rolled up from the beginning.”  … The program will also include a partnership with MultiCare in Covington, according to Potts. Some of the classes will be taught at MultiCare, giving students hands-on experience in the community.

Maple Valley Reporter, February 21, 2013


Maritime industry needs to get new workers on board

Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon are all big Seattle employers, but a different industry desperately needs workers. The maritime industry is actively looking to hire more men and women.

Also, new regulations mean workers need more training and certifications to work on a vessel. Some resources for seafarer classes are Seattle Maritime Academy, run by the Seattle Community College District, Compass Courses in Edmonds and Pacific Maritime Institute in Seattle.

KING 5 News, March 5, 2013





The Bandwidth Divide

As more colleges rush to offer free online courses, it's worth asking who might be left out for lack of high-speed Internet access to watch video lectures

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 4, 2013


Caps on Data Use Dim Online Learning's Bright Future

Educators believe new online courses could make higher education more available and affordable for all. But what about people who can't afford the Internet?

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 4, 2013


The Professors' Big Stage

The MOOCs revolution will go through many growing pains, but it is here and it is real.

The New York Times, March 6, 2013


Guns and Presidential Influence

For college presidents addressing guns on campus, responding to concealed carry at their institutions isn't the only problem. Reaching legislators is a struggle, too.

Inside Higher Ed, March 6, 2013


State Appropriations Per Student Fell Again in 2012, but Enrollment Peaked
Inside Higher Ed, March 6, 2013





Education the focus on day one of the floor marathon

With the first round of committee work concluded, the House of Representatives approved a series of education bills on Monday. Improving schools to build a better future for children is the top priority for House Democrats. Here’s a sample of what was approved yesterday: … HB 1536 requires community college boards of trustees to include a member from business and a member from labor, a successful practice that is already in place with our technical colleges.

HDC Advance, March 5, 2013


Habib named to Innovate Washington board

State Rep. Cyrus Habib has been named to the board of directors of Innovate Washington, a public-private partnership that seeks to spur cutting-edge economic development in the state.

Innovate Washington was created by the Legislature in 2011 to catalyze job creation and 21st-century economic development by bringing together business and government leaders to focus expertise and investment on emerging technology businesses. It applies public and private financing to foster growth in the sectors of aerospace, advanced materials and manufacturing, clean energy, information technology, agriculture and life sciences.

Bellevue Reporter, March 1, 2013




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