News Links | December 31, 2015
System News | Opinion
Soyeon Yi is starting to sound like a local. She’s gardening and complaining about
traffic congestion. ... But Yi isn’t the average Puyallup resident. The 37-year-old
transplant who moved here last year was the first Korean to fly in space. ... For
now, she’s working part-time with Pierce College developing an advanced STEM (science,
technology, engineering and mathematics) program for high school students looking
to receive college credit. She also has a teaching gig lined up at Everett Community
College starting in January.
The Olympian, Dec. 30, 2015
Tim Gould begins his new role as Vice President for Administrative Services at Tacoma
Community College Jan. 13, 2016. His areas of responsibility include Financial Services,
Facilities, and Information Systems.
The Suburban Times, Dec. 30, 2015
Tacoma Community College student Michael Kieszling listens to the heartbeat and breathing
of “Eve,” a human patient simulator in the H.C. Joe Harned Center for Health Careers
which opened in September, 2014.
The News Tribune, Dec. 30, 2015
Highline College program, with new $80K grant, brings urban agriculture classes, resources to area residents
Improving access to healthy food for South King County residents is one goal of Highline
College's new Urban Agriculture/Food Security project. The project was recently awarded
a two-year, $80,000 grant from the King Conservation District (KCD) Regional Food
Auburn Reporter, Dec. 29, 2015
Tacoma Community College is proud to announce that the Harned Center for Health Careers
building has been awarded LEED® Gold Certification for New Construction, which was
established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building
Certification Institute (GBCI).
The Suburban Times, Dec. 29, 2015
Trends | Horizons | Education
Washington is one of 12 states that could face sanctions if it fails to get more students
to take state exams next spring. The U.S. Department of Education has sent warning
letters to Washington and the 11 other states where participation rates on state reading
and math tests fell below the required 95 percent.
The Seattle Times, Dec. 29, 2015
Politics | Local, State, National
Half a dozen bills before California’s state Legislature address the growing concern
that California students don’t have the computer science skills necessary to thrive
in the modern workforce. Educators and tech industry leaders in that state would like
high schools to teach students more than just how to use a computer – the goal now
is for students to be able to program one. Computer science shouldn’t be a niche field
for the highly educated any longer, advocates say.
The Seattle Times, Dec. 31, 2015