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April 28, 2016 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Students graduate from Skagit Valley College's Parks Law Enforcement Academy

After four months of hard work, students who came from places such as Texas, Wyoming and Maine to achieve their dream had reason Monday to celebrate. “We converged at Skagit Valley College for one purpose,” said Nathan Haslip. “To become park rangers.” Twenty-seven cadets from 10 states were part of Skagit Valley College’s 26th Parks Law Enforcement Academy (PLEA) graduating class.
Skagit Valley Herald, April 26, 2016

Green River College gala raises $110K for foundation

Green River College celebrated its 50th anniversary with a First 50 Gala on April 16 in the Mel Lindbloom Student Union on the college’s main campus in Auburn. About 160 faculty, staff, alumni and community members attended the black-tie affair, which featured comments from Green River College Foundation Board Chair Jim Rottle, dinner, a Raise Your Paddle auction and performances by music faculty Kelly Eisenhour and the Green River Jazz Voices.
Kent Reporter, April 26, 2016

LIT names lone finalist for president position

Dr. Lonnie L. Howard will succeed Lamar Institute of Technology President Paul Szuch this summer after being named the lone finalist for the position on Tuesday by Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall. ... Howard, currently president and CEO of Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, Washington, was selected from a field of nearly 40 candidates, according to a news release from McCall's office.
Beaumont Enterprise, April 26, 2016

Vancouver man, family adjust to life with his paralysis

It was a fairly typical family scene at the Marshes’ house in east Vancouver last week for a family that’s been learning to redefine typical since Simonn Marsh, 35, was paralyzed in a fishing accident 10 years ago. ... Tresa splits time between working at Costco and her classes at Clark College. She hopes to attend Washington State University Vancouver and become a teacher. Longer-term, she said, she’d like to find a training program for Simonn, so he can find some work, too.
The Columbian, April 26, 2016

CPTC Foundation: Reflecting on Transforming Lives Campaign

Clover Park Technical College Foundation’s Transforming Lives Campaign ended Dec. 31, 2015, but the nearly $1 million raised will positively impact students and the campus community for years to come.
The Suburban Times, April 26, 2016

SPSCC drafting students prepare HomesFirst for construction

Both South Puget Sound Community College and the local non-profit HomesFirst are focused on changing lives, and this time they’re doing it together. The partnership will help others learn, grow, and succeed.
Thurston Talk, April 26, 2016

Trends | Horizons | Education

Fading affordability

College affordability has declined in 45 states since 2008, with low- and middle-income students in particular feeling the pinch, new study finds.
Inside Higher Ed, April 28, 2016

'Engines of anxiety'

Two sociologists interviewed law deans and admissions officers about impact of U.S. News rankings on legal education — and their new book says impact is significant and generally negative.
Inside Higher Ed, April 28, 2016

Change in ownership?

Apollo Education Group shareholders are voting today on whether or not to sell the company to a consortium of private investors. Their decision could determine whether the University of Phoenix remains under the Apollo brand or if it is sold without its parent company.
Inside Higher Ed, April 28, 2016

Most high school seniors aren't college or career ready, says 'Nation's Report Card'

The latest results of the test known as the Nation's Report Card are in. They cover high school seniors, who took the test in math and reading last year. The numbers are unlikely to give fodder either to educational cheerleaders or alarmists: The average score in both subjects was just one point lower in 2015 compared with the last time the test was given, in 2013. This tiny downtick was statistically significant in mathematics, but not for the reading test.
NPR, April 27, 2016

Politics | Local, State, National

Obama Admin sets new income-based repayment goal

The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it wants to enroll an additional two million federal student loan borrowers in income-based repayment programs in the next year.
Inside Higher Ed, April 28, 2016

State support recovering, but not recovered

For the second year in a row, public colleges relied more on state funding and less on tuition revenue, reversing a recent trend.
Inside Higher Ed, April 27, 2016

More educated, more liberal

Study finds those with graduate education not only lean more to the left than do other Americans, but have done so increasingly in the last two decades.
Inside Higher Ed, April 27, 2016

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