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August 11, 2016 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Opinion: Why I do what I do

Children who are born into circumstances that did not provide all the opportunities I've had. This understanding of the privileges I had growing up make me want to give to others, to pay it forward. So this is why I do what I do. As a full-time faculty member at Highline College, I feel a need to give back to students and help them get access to education at all levels, specifically higher education. I work to provide an environment for students to develop a love for knowledge and learning. I am driven to push against systems that act as gatekeepers to educational opportunities.
Federal Way Mirror, August 10, 2016

Secrets of Yama: Summer scholars search for clues from historic village

While the rest of America was midway through the so-called Roaring Twenties, the collapse and migration that would come to define the fast-approaching Great Depression came early to the village of Yama on Bainbridge Island. ... The site was never heavily occupied before the Japanese came, and it has not been developed over since then, making it one of -—if not the — best preserved Japanese immigrant village sites in the Pacific Northwest, according to E. Floyd Aranyosi of Olympic College’s Department of Anthropology and the director of the summertime Yama Project field school.
Bainbridge Review, August 10, 2016

Electrical engineering program at OC enrolls first students

Not that Pullman isn't a great town, but students in Washington State University's new electrical engineering program at Olympic College are happy to have the four-year degree option right here in Kitsap County. The program will be housed in the old CenCom building near the Warren Avenue Bridge, which OC is buying from the city of Bremerton.
Kitsap Sun, August 10, 2016

Coding goes mainstream

Traditional colleges including Northeastern University and Bellevue College are entering the coding boot camp market by partnering with boot camp providers or by creating their own programs.
Inside Higher Ed, August 10, 2016

WWCC grad gives winery dream wings at airport

A new winery has taken off at the Airport District. Sommelier-turned-winemaker Brad Binko has launched the new operation. Binko, a June graduate from Walla Walla Community College’s Enology & Viticulture program, features two labels. His Eternal Wines focuses on single-vineyard Rhone varietals, while his Drink Washington State focuses on awareness of Washington wines and the state’s American Viticultural Areas.
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, August 9, 2016

CPTC’s haircuts help students get “Ready to Learn”

More than 100 local kids will sport a fresh look heading into the new school year thanks to a group of Clover Park Technical College cosmetology students and alumni who spent several hours cutting hair Saturday morning as part of the annual Caring For Kids “Ready to Learn Fair.”
The Suburban Times, August 9, 2016

New dean of Student Services, registrar at Big Bend

Dawna Haynes was appointed dean of Student Services and Ruth Coffin as registrar at Big Bend Community College. The two will be splitting some of the duties formerly assigned to BBCC vice-president Cindy Lacher, who retired June 30.
Columbia Basin Herald, August 9, 2016

New Centralia College president to be paid $195,000 annually

New Centralia College President Bob Mohrbacher, who began in his role on July 1, will be paid an annual salary of $195,000, with periodic increases possible with the approval of the Board of Trustees, according to information requested by The Chronicle.
Centralia Chronicle, August 9, 2016

Trends | Horizons | Education

Earlier FAFSA popular, but problematic, too

The federal financial aid application now allows students to use existing federal tax data, designed to inform families earlier about their available aid. But student advocates say colleges may undercut progress by moving up their own deadlines for students.
Inside Higher Ed, August 11, 2016

'Challenger' universities

Rapidly improving universities that are seeking to capitalize on global trends in higher education are set to shake up the university establishment in the next decade and beyond, according to a report. The study from higher education strategy consulting firm Firetail identifies a Class of 2030, which consists of a new generation of “challenger” universities that are quickly rising in world rankings and have an opportunity to become globally renowned in the next 10 to 20 years.
Inside Higher Ed, August 11, 2016

Politics | Local, State, National

Colleges urged not to move up aid deadlines

The U.S. Department of Education this week asked colleges and universities not to move up their deadlines for applying for financial aid. In theory, colleges could do so this year because of the adoption by the government of "prior prior year," a policy in which students may apply for financial aid based on family income from a year earlier than has been possible in the past.
Inside Higher Ed, August 10, 2016

Bipartisan group of state lawmakers calls for big changes to improve U.S. public schools

What will it take for U.S. schools to improve — not incrementally, but dramatically? That’s the question that a bipartisan group of state lawmakers from around the country set out to answer two years ago, when they embarked on a study of the world’s highest-performing school systems. They compiled their answers in a report released Tuesday at the annual summit of the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The Washington Post, August 9, 2016

In our view: Schools suit a distraction

A lawsuit filed last week in an attempt to scuttle Washington’s charter-school system was inevitable — and yet it is disappointing. A coalition led by the Washington Education Association — the state’s teachers union — is asking the courts to overturn the Legislature’s solution to the ongoing debate over charter schools. In the process, it has further muddied the waters of school funding in the state.
The Columbian, August 9, 2016

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