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News Links | February 3, 2022

February 03, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

A free aquarium in Des Moines is a great way to entertain the kids

Halfway between Seattle and Tacoma, you'll find a free aquarium run by Highline College. The MaST Center Aquarium (the name stands for Marine Science and Technology) holds 3000-gallons of water tanks featuring all kinds of aquatic life. [Video]
King 5 News, Feb. 2, 2022

Clark College president previews what is in store for 2022

2022 is set to be a big year for Clark College. Clark College president Karin Edwards gave the school’s annual state of the college address on Jan. 20, highlighting equity and expansion as the college’s biggest goals in the coming months.
Columbian, Feb. 1, 2022

Works of WVC art director go on display at MAC Galley

Wenatchee Valley College Art Director Scott Bailey is used to showing off the artwork of his students. ... Bailey said one of the important goals of the gallery is to give students and the community a sense of what art instructors are doing in their studios, as practicing professionals in the fields they teach.
Wenatchee World, Feb. 1, 2022

A New Leaf: Art installation at Bates’ new building incorporates historical neighborhood features

Have you seen the kinetic, free-standing sculpture on Yakima Avenue at Bates Technical College’s new allied health building? The installation, conceptualized and created by artist Ken McCall on behalf of Arts Washington, features three trees of varying sizes and is fraught with incredible historical and philosophical meaning. 
Suburban Times, Jan. 31, 2022

Mayor: Grace Lutheran Church homeless cottage proposal meets city zoning rules

... Wenatchee Valley College President Jim Richardson issued a statement after concerns over the project were forwarded to the college. “WVC works with students experiencing homelessness to help them find shelter either on campus (the residence hall on Fifth Street) or with different agencies in the community.
News Radio 560 KPQ, Jan. 30, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

Six-year completion rates edge up

A new report shows that six-year completion rates at community colleges and other sectors of higher education continued to rise with students starting college in fall 2015. Although the data reflects students who largely completed before the pandemic, it’s at least some positive news that efforts to increase college completions seemed to be working.
Community College Daily, Feb. 3, 2022

Editorial: Don’t let dual-credit fees keep higher education out of reach

Every Washington high school student should have a chance to jump-start his or her education by earning college credit for college-level classwork. Lawmakers can make programs that offer concurrent college and high-school credits more affordable by passing Senate Bill 5719.
The Seattle Times, Feb. 2, 2022

Commentary: Addressing equity gaps in workforce development

Addressing equity gaps in career and technical education (CTE) and workforce development programs requires a systemic and intentional approach designed to ensure policies and practices support students of color (SOC) in achieving their goals. 
Community College Daily, Feb. 2, 2022

Why community college students quit despite being almost finished

Community colleges are designed to make college more accessible, yet 6 out of every 10 community college students cannot reap the full rewards of higher education because they do not earn their degree. For graduates, rewards often include making more money. 
Yahoo, Feb. 2, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Interagency efforts on equity in job training

Various federal agencies are dipping into the workforce development area as the Biden administration looks to build more equitable education and job training pathways toward good-paying jobs. Federal officials from various agencies highlighted their recent efforts in workforce development with an equity lens during a virtual U.S. Education Department summit on Wednesday that focused on equity in career-connected education. 
Community College Daily, Feb. 2, 2022

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