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News Links | July 1, 2021

July 01, 2021 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Pandemic projects: College instructor turns back porch into photo lab

... Roth, who teaches both philosophy and historical photographic processes at Spokane Falls Community College, learned the building that housed the photo lab was going to be torn down. “I remember playing around that building when I was a kid and my dad was stationed at Fort Wright. 
The Spokesman-Review, July 1, 2021

Brian Surratt appointed to Seattle Colleges Board of Trustees

Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Brian Surratt to the Seattle Colleges Board of Trustees, effective June 17, 2021. He will serve as one of five appointed members of the board. Trustees are responsible for overall governance and policy leadership of the Seattle Colleges District.  
Seattle Medium, June 30, 2021

Pierce College EDI CARES office to offer free summer engagement programming for students of color

Pierce College’s EDI CARES (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: College Access, Retention and Engagement Services) office is proud to offer FREE summer programming for local high school students of color. Camps will focus on empowering historically underrepresented populations and topics include college and career preparation, leadership development, STEM, and social issues ranging from racism, health, environmental and educational inequality. 
The Suburban Times, June 30, 2021

Sunnyside student creates prom dress from duct tape inspired by her culture

... “(Art) is a form of a stress reliever for me,” Leon said. “It’s a form of self-expression.” She will be graduating from Sunnyside High School in 2022 with an associate in arts degree from Yakima Valley College’s Running Start program. She worked on the dress at the same time she was taking final exams for Yakima Valley College.
Yakima Herald, June 29, 2021

YVC Foundation awards $770,000 in scholarships

The Yakima Valley College Foundation awarded 220 Yakima Valley College students with scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. The average scholarship award per student was $3,500.
Sunnyside Sun, June 23, 2021

Trends | Horizons | Education

Facing skilled worker shortage, U.S. companies try to train their own new labor pool

... “We’ll pay for their AA, their BA, their MBA, their PhD, the whole nine yards,” said Laura Hopkins, executive director at SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund. “You don’t have to have a dime in your pocket and you can get your education.”
PBS News Hour, July 1, 2021

Are algorithms the answer?

At more than 70 percent of colleges, placement tests determine whether students need to take remedial courses. If those tests are inaccurate, students may find themselves incorrectly placed on a remedial track and enrolled in noncredit classes that delay them from earning their degrees and increase the cost of their education.
Community College Daily, July 1, 2021

Colleges’ changing roles in rural communities

A new project is examining ways rural public two-year colleges can better serve their communities, especially as economic engines and workforce pipelines. The Education Design Lab on Wednesday released the first brief in a series on developing models that improve outcomes for rural learners and their communities. 
Community College Daily, June 30, 2021

Politics | Local, State, National

Fixing the Pell/AOTC issue

Members of the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday discussed what tax changes could encourage students to attend and complete college, especially low-income students. Witnesses speaking at the Oversight Subcommittee hearing had a simple answer: Keep it simple.
Community College Daily, June 29, 2021

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