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News Links | August 25, 2022

August 25, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

A half-million WA residents could benefit from Biden’s student loan relief

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 plans affordable housing project on campus

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 colleges board.
The Seattle Times, August 25, 2022

Biden’s student debt-relief plan could help thousands of Southwest Washington students

... 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

There's a slice of wine country on the South Seattle College Campus - New Day NW

Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College: College course teaches wine-making. [Video].
King 5, August 24, 2022

Running Start program at Edmonds College receives nearly $1 million grant

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 success courses. 
My Edmonds News, August 24, 2022

Edmonds College launches FastTrack, a collection of short-term, career-building programs 

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 gets federal COVID-19 relief dollars

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

Final rule on DACA released

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

Scanning students' rooms during remote tests is unconstitutional, judge rules

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 privacy advocates.
NPR, August 25, 2022

Design for dual enrollment

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

Washington Watch: Biden’s loan cancellation helps low-balance community college borrowers, too

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

Washington Watch: House GOP plan for short-term Pell, loan policies

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 programs.
Community College Daily, August 23, 2022

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