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News Links | January 14, 2016

January 14, 2016 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Full time beats part time in study of community-college success

In one of the first comprehensive looks at community-college-graduation rates for students from South King County, one fact stood out: Full-time students graduated at a much higher rate than part-time ones. ... The study focuses on seven community and technical colleges — Bellevue, Green River and Highline colleges, Renton Technical College and the three campuses of the Seattle Colleges system (North, Central and South Seattle).
The Seattle Times, Jan. 13, 2016

Northwest Wine Academy can turn you into a winemaker

There's a growing taste for wine in America and more people want to learn how to make it. South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy is one of the few wine academies in the Puget Sound area and classes are packed.
KING 5, Jan. 13, 2016

Adult Basic Education classes offered by TCC at Red Barn Youth Center

Tacoma Community College is offering Adult Basic Education classes to residents of the Key Peninsula. The classes are held at the Red Barn Youth Center on the Key Peninsula and are specifically designed for adult students interested in earning their high school diploma, taking the GED test or improving their skills in math, reading or writing.
The News Tribune, Jan. 13, 2016

Local college student puts focus on giving back to Puyallup

It’s a typical Tuesday night for Myra Morales, as she wakes up at midnight, packs her bag for the gym, school and work. By 2 a.m., the 20-year-old is arriving to a church in Puyallup that hosts Freezing Nights, a program that provides the homeless with emergency shelter. She’ll stay up all night doing her homework and checking on the homeless guests at Freezing Nights before heading to her pre-nursing classes at Clover Park Technical College — once breakfast and clean up are done. ... As time went on, Morales was studying at Pierce College, working two jobs, playing on the soccer team and caring for her four younger siblings.
The News Tribune, Jan. 13, 2016

Governor Inslee appoints John Pedlow to Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Bellingham resident and retired business executive John Pedlow to Whatcom Community College’s Board of Trustees. Pedlow began his five-year term Dec. 15, 2015.
Whatcom Talk, Jan. 13, 2016

Making the case for free community college in Washington

Carmen Berrysmith, a 19-year-old from a blue-collar West Seattle family, is a freshman enrolled in South Seattle College. ... A 2013 report by the Washington State Board of Community & Technical Colleges and the Washington Student Achievement Council noted that from 2009 to 2011, people with only a high-school diploma earned an average of $30,393 annually with an unemployment rate of 11 percent. ... “The high-school diploma is not considered preparation for today’s economy,” says Rich Cummins, president of Columbia Basin College in Pasco, who supports state Sens. Pramila Jayapal and David Frockt efforts. ... “Oh my God, yeah, I wish it were free,” says Kitty Slocum, a 22-year-old environmental sciences student at Seattle Central College on Capitol Hill.
Seattle Weekly, Jan. 12, 2016

Columbia Basin College joins forces with Pasco Specialty Kitchen for food truck training

Columbia Basin College is joining forces with the Pasco Specialty Kitchen for another round of Mobile Vending college courses.
KVEW TV, Jan. 12, 2016

CPTC: Former Running Start student lands on reality TV

Before she sat front row at Fashion Week 2015 in New York, and before she appeared in season 20 of The Bachelor, Breanne Rice was a Running Start student at Clover Park Technical College. A senior at Kent Mountain View Academy, Rice enrolled in CPTC’s Cosmetology Program and was 19 when she earned her cosmetology license.
The Suburban Times, Jan. 12, 2016

Body behind Tacoma Community College belonged to homeless man

Skeletal remains found last week behind Tacoma Community College belong to a homeless man who apparently died of natural causes.
The News Tribune, Jan. 11, 2016

Trends | Horizons | Education

What happens to Special Needs students after high school?

College enrollment rates among special-needs students have been flat for several years, while employment is ticking upward.
The Seattle Times, Jan. 14, 2016

Mental health of college athletes

National Collegiate Athletic Association releases new guidelines on dealing with the mental health of college athletes, an issue that remains a top concern for the association's chief medical officer.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 14, 2016

Cost share shift

A new report from the Delta Cost Project reveals how much more heavily institutions rely on tuition dollars since the recession.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 13, 2016

Many black students don’t seek help for mental-health concerns, survey finds

African-American students feel less emotionally prepared for college than white students do, and they’re also more likely to keep their worries to themselves, according to the results of a national poll released on Wednesday.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 13, 2016

IT security, mobile among top IT strategies

Information security has leaped to the top of Educause's annual list of IT issues facing higher education, released Wednesday morning. The emphasis on IT security comes after a year of data breaches at government agencies, major corporations and institutions such as Pennsylvania State University.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 13, 2016

Politics | Local, State, National

Watchdog's new role at Ed Dept.

The Obama administration looks to a former federal consumer protection official — and frequent critic — to help improve the federal student loan program.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 14, 2016

Q&A with Eden Mack, one of parent leaders of Washington’s Paramount Duty group

A grassroots organization is gearing up to make its voice heard during this year’s legislative session, which began Monday. Washington’s Paramount Duty started when a small group of parents met in a coffee shop to discuss what they could do to raise the level of discourse about school funding in Washington state — or, in their words, the lack of funding.
The Seattle Times, Jan. 13, 2016

Public shaming

U.S. representative shares a previously confidential report about sexual harassment by an astronomy professor who went on to teach elsewhere and announces plan to require colleges to tell other institutions about such findings.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 13, 2016

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