After high school graduation, [Cheyenne] Jackson settled in Spokane for six
years, taking classes at Spokane
Falls Community College and performing at Spokane Civic
Theatre and Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre. Next week, after years away,
Jackson returns to his roots for a musical revue accompanied by the Spokane
Inlander, May 14, 2014
Supreme Court convenes at Clark College Vancouver resident
Becky Pomaville enrolled in Clark College to become a paralegal with the
goal of eventually earning her law degree, possibly with a specialty in
appellate law. The Washington Supreme Court's visit to Clark College on
Tuesday let her see appellate law in action. The Columbian, May
Meeting Life's Challenges and Heading to College On Saturday Chiawana
senior Garrett Ossman found out he would be joining his peers in that quest
for college he was accepted into the Spokane
Community College. Garrett, who has down's syndrome,
maintained a 4.0 grade point average all through high school while
splitting time between special ed classes and general ed classes. KVEW, May 13, 2014
distinguished alumni Everett Community
College has selected real estate business owner Barbara
Lamoureux and former Everett City Council member Ed Morrow as the college's
2014 Distinguished Alumni.
Herald Business Journal, May 13, 2014
Olympic College -- Keystone of Kitsap's economic development balance sheet
While Kitsap’s economic development balance sheet is diverse, strong,
balanced and growing, there is one particular institutional asset that
truly anchors our economic engine and future. That asset is Olympic College
and its myriad of post-secondary education and job training programs.
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, May 13, 2014
TRENDS| HORIZONS | EDUCATION
Drops 0.8% Over All, but Edges Up at Private 4-Year Colleges
Enrollment at American colleges dipped this spring for the third year in a
row as older students returned to an improving job market, but private
four-year colleges bucked the trend with a slight uptick in their numbers,
according to a report released on Thursday by the National
Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 15, 2014
Online grows at
Two-Year Colleges but Success Lags
Online course enrollment at California's community colleges has grown
rapidly during the last decade, according to a new report from
the Public Policy Institute of California, a nonpartisan research group.
However, student success rates in online courses are lower for all types of
students, across a wide set of subjects and across almost all of the
state's two-year colleges.
Inside Higher Ed, May 15, 2014
Student Debt and Economic Well-Being
Student debt burdens are weighing on the economic fortunes of younger
Americans, as households headed by young adults owing student debt lag far
behind their peers in terms of wealth accumulation, according to a new Pew
Research Center analysis of government data. About four-in-ten U.S.
households (37%) headed by an adult younger than 40 currently have some
student debt—the highest share on record, with the median outstanding
student debt load standing at about $13,000.
Pew Research Center, May 14, 2014
Data: Race and
Ethnicity in U.S. Schools today
In the six decades since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision
in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the racial and
ethnic landscape of the United States has evolved, and the nation’s
schools along with it.
Education Week, May 13, 2014
Tuition freeze good news; education cost still is high
Washington State University Board of Regents decided on Friday to hold
tuition steady for the second year in a row. This is good news for students
and for the rest of the state. We can't afford for our kids to be
uneducated. Education is expensive, but the alternative costs even more.
The Bellingham Herald, May 13, 2014
POLITICS | LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL
Advocates for a
Tougher 'Gainful Employment' Rule Step Into the Fray
Student groups, veterans organizations, and others who want the federal
government to put more teeth into its newest proposed“gainful employment” regulation are
launching a visible lobbying and public-relations effort over the measure
this week. There’s a Twitter campaign set for Wednesday—complete with its
own hashtag, #studentsdemand—and a Capitol Hill news conference on Thursday
featuring students at for-profit colleges and several U.S. senators.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 14, 2014
Lawmakers aren't making a good case on school funding shortfall
If the April 29 legislative report to the Washington Supreme Court is the
strongest case lawmakers can make for their efforts so far to fully fund
education, they have many more days in court ahead. That’s
unfortunate, because with a more assertive case they might have convinced
their coequals in divided government they do indeed feel a “constitutional
urgency,” in the words of the attorney general’s office, to provide for
schools what Washington’s Constitution demands: “ample” funding.
The Spokesman-Review, May 13, 2014