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News Links | April 8, 2021

April 08, 2021 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Editorial: Our view: Capital budget exemplifies investment in state

Differences between the House and Senate versions of the state’s capital budget for the coming two years still need to be hammered out. But the preliminary budgets – which passed unanimously in both chambers – provide some sense of how the Legislature expects to guide the state beyond the coronavirus pandemic. ... $53.2 million for an instructional building at Clark College’s north county satellite campus.
The Columbian, April 7, 2021

Cancer patients nationwide send their blood cells to Bothell

... Bristol Myers recently partnered with Shoreline Community College to develop a biotech certification program that prepares students for entry-level laboratory work, Patel said.
Everett Herald, April 6, 2021

CPTC Medical Histology students make a difference in Farrells Marsh Park

Usually, the 12 students currently enrolled in Clover Park Technical College’s Medical Histology Technician program would be busy studying diseased tissue and slicing and staining sections of abnormal or pathological human tissues for microscopic examination.
Suburban Times, April 6, 2021

Commentary: Equity at Edmonds College

... Members of our AAPI and Black communities continue to be targets of hate, discrimination, and bias. As president of Edmonds College and a proud resident of Snohomish County, I strongly condemn these deplorable racist acts and all forms of racism. 
MLT News, April 6, 2021

CHAS opens new vaccination site at Spokane Community College

... Spokane Community College leaders reached out to offer their facilities to CHAS in order for the group of federally qualified health centers to offer vaccines in a large, centralized location. ... The vaccination site will offer appointments dependent on vaccine supplies, but this week about 4,000 first-dose appointments will be open at SCC.
The Spokesman-Review, April 6, 2021

Contributor close-up: Nathan Blackwell

... I believe fate came calling, when shortly before finishing with an associate degree in arts and sciences from Everett Community College, a professor of mine recommended I pursue communications because she felt it would provide me with a more fulfilling educational challenge. 
My Edmonds News, April 6, 2021

Here’s how to get one of 900 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine at Whatcom clinic

Whatcom County residents will have access to the largest number of vaccine doses yet at the Community Vaccination Center ... Students in the nursing programs at Bellingham Technical College and Whatcom Community College help staff the site.
Bellingham Herald, April 6, 2021

A new state park, affordable housing, and more for Pierce County in capital budget

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. ... $1.4 million for Bates Technical College to acquire land and facilities so it can expand its baccalaureate degree programs; Nearly $3 million to design a Center for Innovative Learning and Engagement for Tacoma Community College.
News Tribune, April 4, 2021

Trends | Horizons | Education

Vaccine mandates: The next political battlefront

As a small but growing number of colleges announce plans to require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall semester, college administrators who are deciding whether to follow suit face a politically fraught landscape.
Inside Higher Ed, April 8, 2021

HSIs on the rise

Hispanic-serving institutions are growing their numbers, according to the latest data set from Excelencia in Education, released Tuesday. In 2010, there were only 293 such institutions, which count Hispanic students as at least 25 percent of their enrollment. In the latest release, which collected Education Department data from the 2019-20 academic year, that number rose to 569, a 94 percent increase.
Inside Higher Ed, April 7, 2021

Parents want alternatives to 4-year college

A new survey by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and Gallup, released today, finds that many parents want alternatives to college for their children. Fifty-four percent of parents wish their high school graduate would attend a four-year college (highest among Black families, at 67 percent) versus 46 percent who would prefer their child pursue alternatives, including community college (8 percent) ...
Inside Higher Ed, April 7, 2021 

Politics | Local, State, National

Education Department starts review of Title IX

The U.S. Department of Education has started a review of the rules issued over Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, in response to President Biden's executive order last month. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said, “Today’s action is the first step in making sure that the Title IX regulations are effective and are fostering safe learning environments for our students while implementing fair processes. ..."
Inside Higher Ed, April 7, 2021

 

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