News Links | April 6, 2021
System News | Opinion
... One of the largest projects for community and technical colleges is at Spokane Falls Community College, which would get $19.3 million for a new fine arts building. The project has been
discussed since 2019, said Clinton Brown, Community Colleges of Spokane director of capital construction. This is the first time it will be fully funded.
The Spokesman-Review, April 4, 2021
Both chambers of the Washington state Legislature have unanimously approved their
versions of a two-year construction budget that would send billions of dollars to
projects across the state. ... $5 million for renovation of the South Puget Sound Community College Health Education building;
The Olympian, April 4, 2021
James Rangel, Age: 34, Occupation: Navy reservist, student at Skagit Valley College ... What brightens your day? “Learning something new. It’s weird, but learning something
new makes your day a lot better. That’s why I’m in college.”
Skagit Valley Herald, April 3, 2021
A local soccer team being thanked after rushing to help a family during a house fire.
About players of the women's soccer team from Yakima valley college who happened to
be at the right place and the right time. "I was jogging backwards," said Brianna
Garfias, Yakima Valley College play soccer.
KIMA, April 2, 2021
... At Seattle Colleges — which is made up of three Seattle community colleges: North, South and Central — general student enrollment was down about 11%, said Chancellor Shouan Pan. “It feels
really real that the Promise program gave students structure,” said Kurt Buttleman,
vice-chancellor of academic and student success at Seattle Colleges. “It gave them
hope for the future … and it gave students joy. For many families, this was one of
the few positives at different points in the last year that really helped.”
The Seattle Times, April 2, 2021
If you’re parenting a teen or pre-teen, odds are that you sometimes wish you could
have a little help from someone with experience, insight and ideas tailored to your
troubles. ... For those who are open to learning more and leveling-up their parenting,
this free class is called “Guiding Good Choices.” It is being offered starting next
week through Centralia College’s Family Education department. It’ll be held virtually over Zoom.
The Chronicle, April 2, 2021
What could be the nation’s first commercial advanced nuclear power reactor would be
built and operated near Richland under a partnership agreement signed Thursday. ...
“Columbia Basin (College) and Washington State University campuses offer bachelor’s, master’s, and PhDs in
nuclear-related fields, and the region hosts a strong apprentice program.” she said.
Tri-City Herald, April 1, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
A new survey by EAB, the education consulting company, of more than 15,000 high school
students has found that 30 percent of both first-generation and low-income students
said completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid was difficult, a rate
that is 10 to 15 percentage points higher than the proportion of other students who
said it was.
Inside Higher Ed, April 6, 2021
... Community college students were among the most impacted. Seventy-two percent of
part-time and 62% of full-time community college students work, and many faced unemployment,
according to Dr. Martha M. Parham, senior vice president of public relations at the
American Association of Community Colleges.
Diverse Education, April 5, 2021
The U.S. higher education sector will feel a revenue hit for several years from a
low number of international students enrolling in colleges and universities this fall,
according to a report issued last week by Moody’s Investors Service. The development
has a negative impact on the sector’s credit profile, according to the bond ratings
Inside Higher Ed, April 5, 2021
... Colleges of all types are struggling under the shadow of the coronavirus, but
the nation’s community college system has been disproportionately hurt, with tens
of thousands of students being forced to delay school or drop out because of the pandemic
and the economic crisis it has created.
The New York Times, April 2, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
The Education Department announced plans Tuesday to hold a public hearing on how schools
ought to handle sexual misconduct cases as the first step in a planned overhaul of
Title IX regulations. In a letter released by the Education Department, the hearing
is described as a chance for students, parents, school officials and advocates to
weigh in before the Biden administration offers its proposal ...
NBC News, April 6, 2021