News Links | February 4, 2021
System News | Opinion
Bates Technical College President Lin Zhou was recently appointed to the Aerospace Machinist Joint Training
Committee Board of Directors. The state-funded, non-profit organization supports the
Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) in developing and maintaining aerospace
and advanced manufacturing apprenticeship programs across Washington state.
The Suburban Times, Feb. 3, 2021
Columbia Basin College is again offering a series of Running Start Parent Information Sessions, this time
with virtual events targeting all area high schools. The Running Start program provides
an opportunity for students to take college-level classes through CBC tuition-free.
NBC Right Now, Feb. 3, 2021
Edmonds College said it will be extending its remote operations and continue serving students and
the community remotely through at least June 25, pending further developments and
with the exception of a few hands-on, on-campus classes.
My Edmonds News, Feb. 2, 2021
... Confluence Health collaborated with the Wenatchee Valley College Nursing program and Parque Padrinos to schedule around 40 Latinos for Saturday’s
clinic at Central Washington Hospital, according to Teresa Bendito, Parque Padrinos
Wenatchee World, Feb. 1, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
Sixty-nine percent of entering students work for pay, while almost one-third work
more than 40 hours a week, found a Center for Community College Student Engagement
(CCCSE) report, titled “The Intersection of Work and Learning: Findings From Entering
Students in Community Colleges,” last October.
Diverse Education, Feb. 3, 2021
A U.S. District Court judge issued an opinion last week upholding a program important
to many in higher education that allows international students to stay and work in
the U.S. after they graduate in a field related to their area of study.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 2, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a slew of appointments to the Education
Department, including well-known higher ed advocates, people who have worked on behalf
of student loan borrowers, and several former aides to progressive Democratic senators
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Among those named was Michelle Asha Cooper, a
longtime advocate for education equity.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 4, 2021
Marty Walsh, President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. labor secretary, said at his Senate
confirmation hearing Thursday that he would seek closer ties with the U.S. Education
Department (ED) and other federal agencies to better coordinate education and workforce
Community College Daily, Feb. 4, 2021
The Biden administration is reviewing whether it can take steps to provide student
debt relief through executive action, even as it continues to call on Congress to
pass legislation to help borrowers and their families. A tweet by White House press
secretary Jen Psaki appeared to go further than her comments at a briefing earlier
Thursday, when she said President Joe Biden was looking to Congress to act next on
student loan relief.
The Seattle Times, Feb. 3, 2021
A top Democrat on education issues said the first proposal put out by some Republicans
to find a bipartisan proposal to provide more coronavirus relief would not do enough
for higher education. The comments by Representative Bobby Scott, the Virginia Democrat
who chairs the House education committee, came as President Biden reportedly rejected
a proposal by a group of 10 Republican senators as too small.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 3, 2021
... Miguel Cardona, a technical high school graduate who is currently Connecticut’s
education commissioner, also noted the important role community colleges will play
in the country’s economic recovery by providing access to an affordable, quality education
that leads to good-paying careers.
Community College Daily, Feb. 3, 2021