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August 09, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Food insecurity among college students can have lingering effects

Addressing food insecurity is one way that colleges and universities can increase degree completion rates, and the number of college food pantries in the U.S. has grown exponentially in the past decade.  ... Students at South Seattle College (and several other area colleges) who can’t afford groceries can apply to receive a free weekly grocery box.
The Seattle Times, August 8, 2022

Monroe nixes college program, leaving 150-plus students in the lurch

... Everett Community College, Monroe schools and the Center for Career Alternatives nonprofit launched U3 in 2000. In the partnership agreement, EvCC has provided the classes, Monroe provides the funding, and the nonprofit — since switched to Sea Mar Community Health Centers — provides employees. 
Everett Herald, August 6, 2022

Bates Technical College’s Digital Media program students create and produce documentary about Tacoma’s 1942 Japanese internment

Bates Technical College’s Digital Media program instructor Brian Parker knows the value of hands-on learning, so when the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation approached the program to create a historical documentary, he grabbed the opportunity.
The Suburban Times, August 6, 2022

There is an inspirational speech championship. And an OC student is the winner.

... Pixton gave this speech and was selected, with fellow student TeAirra Lawson, to represent Olympic College at the third Statewide Inspirational Speech Championship, a public-speaking competition held at Centralia College.
Kitsap Sun, August 6, 2022

What’s working in community college baccalaureate degree programs

... Another promising practice featured in CCBA’s book came from Highline College in Washington, which has several bachelor of applied science (BAS) programs. ... Another Washington college – Centralia College – is using a Google Maps tracker to show where graduates of the BAS in Teacher Education (BASTE) program are teaching in the district.
Community College Daily, August 4, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

A more strategic approach to social media

Today, many colleges deal with an in-house shortage of social media expertise. Add in limited support from faculty and staff outside the marketing department, plus the sometimes minimal student participation in content development. 
Community College Daily, August 9, 2022

ED all in on dual enrollment

The U.S. Education Department (ED) wants to see more high school students participate in dual enrollment as part of a strategy to more seamlessly link high schools, colleges and career paths in order to better serve all students, according to an ED official. 
Community College Daily, August 7, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Preventing serious accidents on campus

… The so-called College Operational Reporting of Emergencies Involving Teens and Young Adults Safety (COREY) Act, introduced by Representatives Joe Courtney and Jim Himes, both Democrats from Connecticut, would amend the CLERY Act of 1990 to require colleges to disclose instances resulting in "serious harm or death" in their annual safety report. This includes any accidents related to slips, bike or motor vehicle accidents, drowning, or alcohol or drug overdoses.
Inside Higher Ed, August 8, 2022

Washington Watch: What the CHIPS Act offers community colleges

The recently passed CHIPS Act, which approves multi-billion-dollar investments in American semiconductor research and manufacturing, includes items of interest to community colleges, including reauthorization of the Advanced Technological Education program.
Community College Daily, August 7, 2022

The Republican alternative

As the Biden administration inches closer to a final decision on whether to erase billions in student loan debt, House Republicans have introduced an alternative proposal. The bill would reform certain aspects of the federal student loan system, including simplifying repayment methods, decreasing the impact of interest and establishing new borrowing limits.
Inside Higher Ed, August 5, 2022

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