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News Links | April 7, 2022

April 07, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Connecting promise programs to community college transfer

... One emerging model may provide a road map for other institutions. It’s the Path to UW—a transfer partnership between the Seattle Colleges Seattle Promise program and the University of Washington Seattle campus. We think it will inspire civic leaders and higher education leaders.
Inside Higher Ed, April 8, 2022

TRIO to host Community Week at Grays Harbor College April 19, 20, and 21

... Felicia Mullins, Student Support Specialist with [Grays Harbor College's] TRIO, is the lead organizer of Community Week. Mullins said, “I am so excited for Community Week and the chance to increase campus connection to the community. I hope this event helps us deepen our culture of supporting and connecting students to the resources they need to successfully complete their education.”
KXRO, April 6, 2022

Platinum Awards factor into scholarships for future growers, winemakers

... Students at Yakima Valley College have received more than $46,000 worth of scholarships from this program since 2007. In an area dominated by agriculture, these funds are a lifeline for students completing their college degrees. The funds are typically disbursed to the schools in December or January.
Great Northwest Wine, April 6, 2022

NCWLIFE evening news April 6th, 2022: WVC Omak poet

... Washington state poet laureate Rena Priest will hold a live reading via zoom on the Wenatchee Valley College Omak campus April 20th. ... A member of the Lummi Nation, Priest is the state’s first Native American poet laureate. She was appointed to the post last year by Governor Jay Inslee.
NCW Life, April 6, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

DataPoints: Responsibilities increase for student affairs

A new survey indicates that many student affairs professionals expect to see their responsibilities increase over the next five years in areas such as equity, diversity and inclusion, online student communications and crisis management for students, among others.
Community College Daily, April 6, 2022

The student loan pause has been extended until the end of the summer

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is again extending the moratorium on federal student loan payments, interest and collections, this time until summer's end, Aug. 31. The U.S. Department of Education also unveiled a plan to reset the roughly 7 million borrowers who are in default, using the pandemic pause to restore their accounts to good standing.
NPR, April 6, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Washington Watch: House committee approves key workforce bill

The House Committee on Education and Labor on Tuesday approved the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2022 (WIOA), which would reauthorize the statute that governs the federal workforce development and adult basic education programs.
Community College Daily, April 5, 2022


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