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News Links | November 4, 2021

November 04, 2021 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Corporations, community colleges partner on cybersecurity training

... Microsoft is partnering with the National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center (NCyTE) at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Wash., to ensure more community colleges become designated as Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) institutions, an effort that Microsoft says will support cybersecurity training ...
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 4, 2021

Highline, Green River chosen among top 150 community colleges

Highline College in Des Moines and Green River College in Auburn were each recently selected as among the top 150 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. ... Nine other Washington colleges are among the top 150, recognizing the state’s strong two-year system, including Bellingham Technical College, Clark College, Columbia Basin College, Pierce College District, Renton Technical College, South Puget Sound Community College, Wenatchee Valley College and Yakima Valley College.
Kent Reporter, Nov. 3, 2021

Pierce College EDI CARES hosts Students of Color empowerment summit

Pierce College students are invited to participate in the EDI CARES Fall Students of Color Empowerment Summit on November 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s theme will focus on Rising through Resilience. This year’s summit will take place in the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Performance Lounge, and participants have the option of attending in person or virtually through Zoom.  
The Suburban Times, Nov. 2, 2021

Indigenous teens fight to keep cultures alive

In a Clear Sky Academy class [at North Seattle College], students earn school credits learning about indigenous languages, culture and history. [Video]
King 5, Nov. 1, 2021

Trends | Horizons | Education

A tool to compare colleges

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored a 115-page report in May that called for the release of more information to help students make better choices about where to go to college, in the hopes of eliminating "completion gaps" and "removing affordability as an impediment to postsecondary value."
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 4, 2021

Report: Increasing Pell would easily expand eligibility

Lawmakers don’t need to decide between increasing Pell Grants for lower-income students or expanding eligibility to more middle-income students, because boosting the maximum award would accomplish both, according to a new report by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 3, 2021

Viewpoint: Global connections: International education for workforce development and a civil society

International education at community colleges is increasingly recognized as essential for building a more inclusive civil society and ensuring a strong U.S. economy. As the country focuses on issues of equity and workforce development in the post-pandemic recovery, attention has turned to the community college sector. 
Community College Daily, Nov. 2, 2021

Politics | Local, State, National

Commentary: Washington Watch: Workforce training programs added to BBB Act

The latest incarnation of the House’s Build Back Better Act (BBB), released on Wednesday, adds two major community college-led workforce education programs. Taken together, these programs would award grants totaling $6.1 billion over the next four years. Enactment of such a program has been a top American Association of Community Colleges priority for the BBB legislation.
Community College Daily, Nov. 3, 2021

Where higher education funding stands in latest social spending bill

This week, Congress will likely decide on a $1.5 trillion social spending bill, cut down from an earlier $3.5 trillion deal. The most recent version includes about $40 billion in higher education funding, an amount much lower than first proposed and without a tuition-free community college plan. 
Diverse Education, Nov. 2, 2021

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