News Links | July 1, 2021
System News | Opinion
... 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
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’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
... “(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
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
... “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
PBS News Hour, July 1, 2021
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
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
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
Community College Daily, June 29, 2021