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News Links | August 23, 2022

August 23, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Bellevue College joins Amazon Career Choice program

Bellevue College has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees access to high-tech degrees, the college has announced.
425 Business, August 22, 2022

New Skagit Valley College president ready to get to work

Christopher Villa said he has a roadmap for his first year as Skagit Valley College president. He said outgoing President Tom Keegan laid the groundwork through the college’s strategic plan. 
Skagit Valley Herald, August 20, 2022

Edmonds College launches dental assistant program

Edmonds College will launch a dental assistant program starting fall quarter of 2022 in which students can earn a certificate in nine months. The dental assistant program is the latest under the Allied Health Education umbrella at Edmonds ...
Mill Creek Beacon, August, 19, 2022

Tacoma Community College brings ESL program to this side of the bridge

Tacoma Community College has long had an English as a Second Language program for adults seeking to improve their fluency in reading, writing and speaking English. But until this year, residents of Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula had to cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to access classes.
Gig Harbor Now, August 17, 2022

Many school districts across the country are experiencing a staffing crisis, but NOT Yakima schools

... WVSD works directly with the Teacher Education Program at Yakima Valley College offering a Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education and a residency program requiring hands-on working experience within classrooms under the guidance of a teacher.
NBC Right Now, August 16, 2022

South Puget Sound Community College welcomes new Executive Diversity Officer

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) has selected Amanda Ybarra to serve as the College’s Executive Diversity Officer (EDO). The EDO is a member of SPSCC’s executive leadership team and is responsible for further supporting SPSCC’s core theme of “Equity” and the college’s commitment to reducing barriers and removing equity gaps.
Thurston Talk, August 15, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

$8M ED grant program to help strengthen, diversify teacher workforce

The U.S. Education Department (ED) has announced a new $8 million grant competition geared to help minority-serving institutions in their efforts to diversify the teacher workforce and prepare teachers to meet underserved students’ needs.
Community College Daily, August 21, 2022

The true cost faced by student parents

A new report shows that student parents from low-income backgrounds must work 50-plus hours a week at minimum wage in order to afford both tuition at a public college and childcare.
Inside Higher Ed, August 17, 2022

DataPoints: Developing diversity in nursing programs

The U.S. was already facing a growing shortage of nurses when Covid hit and accelerated the crisis. According to a recent Center for American Progress (CAP) report, the primary challenges that higher education institutions face in graduating more nurses are: a shortage of nurse educators, a lack of clinical placements for student nurses, and inadequate campus facilities and equipment.
Community College Daily, August 16, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Student loan relief to cost billions, favor top earners, analysis shows

Forgiving student loan debt will cost between $300 billion and $980 billion over 10 years, according to a new analysis, with the majority of relief going toward borrowers in the top 60% of earners. 
The Seattle Times, August 23, 2022

Finding the sweet spot on student loan forgiveness

President Biden has yet to deliver on his campaign promise to forgive at least some student loan debt. Doing so would be a big win for key voting blocs heading into the midterms, but some are hoping for more forgiveness than others.
Inside Higher Ed, August 19, 2022

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