News Links | August 25, 2022
System News | Opinion
Michael Marquez, 32, who graduated from Spokane Falls Community College and will attend Eastern Washington University this fall, saw Biden’s plan as a great
first step toward student debt reform.
The Seattle Times, August 25, 2022
North Seattle College has put forward a plan to offer nearly 200 affordable housing units for community
members on its campus. But first it must negotiate a highly specific leasing arrangement
with developers and win the approval of its trustees and the state community and technical
The Seattle Times, August 25, 2022
... Neighboring Clark College follows similar trends, with nearly 40 percent of students enrolled in programs of
study eligible to receive federal student aid under the Pell program. As of the 2021-2022
school year, 2,114 students received Pell grants; five years earlier, that number
was as high as 3,743 students.
The Columbian, August 24, 2022
‘A milestone moment’ or ‘a slap in the face’? Eastern Washington voices sound off on Biden’s student debt forgiveness
... Pennebaker, of Spokane, was able to obtain federal Pell Grants, awarded to students
in financial need, so she could get her associate degree at [Spokane Community College] en route to a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University this December.
The Spokesman-Review, August 25, 2022
Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College: College course teaches wine-making. [Video].
King 5, August 24, 2022
The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has approved Edmonds College’s Running Start Emergency Relief Funds Program and awarded the college a $989,511 grant
to be used during the 2022-23 academic year. ... The grant is designed to help increase
enrollment in professional technical programs, credit recovery courses, and college
My Edmonds News, August 24, 2022
Edmonds College has launched FastTrack, a collection of short-term, affordable programs that can
be completed in under six months, allowing students to quickly jump into the job market.
Each FastTrack program is designed to provide training for new professionals or to
gain a competitive advantage for in-demand jobs.
My Edmonds News, August 22, 2022
Walla Walla Community College has received nearly $655,000 in federal dollars slated for higher education under
the American Rescue Plan. The award provides support to low-income and high-need WWCC
students and reinforces the college’s efforts to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, August 21, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
The Education Department on Wednesday released a final rule on Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that provides protection against deportation
to immigrants, often known as Dreamers, who were brought to the United States without
documentation as children.
Inside Higher Ed, August 25, 2022
The remote-proctored exam that colleges began using widely during the pandemic saw
a first big legal test of its own — one that concluded in a ruling applauded by digital
NPR, August 25, 2022
The rise of dual-enrollment programs for high school students provides a creative
opportunity for recruitment and retention at many community colleges. While many students
may see these programs as a quick way to get ahead or gain some college experience,
institutions can use their resources to ...
Community College Daily, August 18, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
President Joe Biden’s long-anticipated announcement Wednesday to cancel $10,000 in
student debt — and $20,000 in selected circumstances — may not be generally associated
with community colleges, but the action will have a dramatic impact on the sector.
Community College Daily, August 24, 2022
Leading House Republicans this month introduced a bill that would make major changes
to federal student loan programs and expand Pell Grant eligibility to certain short-term
Community College Daily, August 23, 2022