News Links | June 10, 2021
System News | Opinion
... “Our students have navigated through so much this academic year — pandemic, economic
downturn, social unrest, struggling with issues like job loss and food insecurity,”
said Clark College President Karin Edwards. “It was important to us that we honor their achievement
with a ceremony that met their hopes, while still conforming with public health guidelines.”
Clark County Today, June 9, 2021
... For its 56th commencement ceremony, [South Puget Sound Community College] will award 1,205 associate degrees and 254 certificates to the graduating class.
Additionally, the college will award 133 GED awards and 138 high school diplomas.
Thurston Talk, June 8, 2021
... “It’s been really productive for the students, and we are doing a much-needed
service for the municipalities that we cover, and we cover municipalities across the
entire state of Washington,” said Mark Neufville, the instructor for Spokane Falls Community College’s PISCES coursework.
The Spokesman-Review, June 8, 2021
Tacoma Community College (TCC) is pleased to announce that Roderick Morrison, JD, will join the college as Vice
President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Mr. Morrison will start in his role
as Vice President on August 1, 2021.
The Suburban Times, June 8, 2021
The future of Bellevue College's popular Parent Education Program remains uncertain ahead of proposed budget cuts
going to the Board of Trustees for a vote on June 16. The program offers parent-child
classes for infants and toddlers to aid in child development as well as preschool
classes and enrichment classes ...
King 5, June 7, 2021
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) announced today that Dr. Tysha K. Tolefree is joining the executive leadership team
in the role of Vice President for Finance & Operations. In this role, Dr. Tolefree
will be responsible for all aspects of finance, facilities, safety and security ...
Thurston Talk, June 7, 2021
A group of Skagit Valley College students studying environmental conservation visited a habitat restoration project
June 1 on central Whidbey Island. While a far cry from typical field trips into Eastern
Skagit Valley Herald, June 7, 2021
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday toured Hazel Miller Hall, the new science, technology,
engineering and mathematics (STEM) and nursing building at Edmonds College. The building, which opened last year, houses allied health, nursing, physics, chemistry,
engineering and math classrooms, as well as labs and offices.
My Edmonds News, June 7, 2021
The Centralia College Foundation recently selected instructors within the college’s nursing and geology
programs to receive the school’s 2021 Exceptional Faculty Award. According to a news
release from the college, the instructors were chosen for their “commitment to and
excellence in their subject areas, and participation in campus activities.”
The Chronicle, June 9, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
There are no surprises in the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s semi-annual
report on college enrollment. Spring enrollment was down. For community colleges,
way down. By now, double-digit enrollment declines in the community college sector
have been well documented and reported.
Community College Daily, July 10, 2021
Chief online officers are already planning how to take advantage of the online learning
expertise their institutions gained during the pandemic, according to a new report
on the future of online learning post-pandemic.
Inside Higher Ed, June 8, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
The U.S. Education Department this week has held a weeklong virtual public hearing
as it reviews its regulations and other actions related to Title IX in order to implement
President Joe Biden’s executive order. The process is expected to be highly charged
and take several months.
Community College Daily, June 10, 2021
U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh on Wednesday pitched to House members the key pillars
of President Joe Biden’s broad-reaching and pricey plan to revamp the economy, upskill
workers, raise equity and more. Community colleges would play a key role in that plan,
and Walsh didn’t mince words about it ...
Community College Daily, June 9, 2021
This week, we heard the case against President Biden's plan to create free tuition
for community college students nationwide. And now, we hear from John King, former
U.S. secretary of education under President Obama, who is seeking the Democratic nomination
to be Maryland’s next governor. [Video]
PBS News Hour, June 9, 2021
Seventeen states in the U.S. now offer free community college tuition, and existing
programs cover tuition for many students. But President Biden wants to make that happen
nationwide. This week we'll explore both sides of the debate over free community college
and Biden's plan, beginning with former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings,
who joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. [Video]
PBS News Hour, June 8, 2021