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News Links | June 2, 2022

June 02, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Superintendent Chris Reykdal to speak at LCC

Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal will speak to Lower Columbia College's second graduating class of Bachelor of Applied Science-Teacher Education students on June 13.
Wahkiakum County Eagle, June 2, 2022

Edmonds College Head Start program receives $6 million grant

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a continuation of a $6,250,285 grant for Edmonds College’s Head Start program. The grant is reviewed every five years and is currently in its second year.
My Edmonds News, June 1, 2022

Clark College breaks ground on Boschma Farms campus in Ridgefield

Dignitaries from Clark College and Ridgefield ceremoniously broke ground on the community college’s new Boschma Farms campus Wednesday afternoon. The new 61,000-square-foot facility, which is expected to be open by the spring of 2024 ...
Columbian, June 1, 2022

Lower Columbia College students paint murals at Longview skate park

Paint rollers have replaced skateboard wheels at Cloney Skate Park this week. A class of around 10 Lower Columbia College students convened at the Longview park, near the corner of Douglas Street and 28th Avenue, Tuesday morning for the first day of painting.
The Daily News, June 1, 2022

‘COVID slide’: Academia adjusts to student-achievement decline

... “A lot of students are going through trauma,’” said Chapman, Edmonds College’s vice president of instruction. “We’re looking at ways to supports students so they can be successful. We’ve all had a rough go of it,” Chapman said.
Everett Herald, June 1, 2022

Studium to focus on new digital access to history center data

... David Brownell, executive director of the North Olympic History Center (NOHC), will share local and online research resources available to local researchers, students and history enthusiasts during the online Peninsula College Studium Generale ...
Peninsula Daily News, June 1, 2022

Opinion: Help wanted: Congress should answer the call

... Bellevue College and our 33 fellow community and technical colleges in Washington already know how to design certificate programs with value in the labor market. At Bellevue, students can earn both short-and longer-term certificates in areas like information technology, health care, education and business. 
The Seattle Times, May 31, 2022

Remembrance: An exhibition honoring artist and instructor Dick Ibach

Some teachers have the good fortune of knowing the positive impact they’ve had on their students. Dick Ibach, an art instructor at Spokane Falls Community College for more than 20 years, was one of them. “I was totally influenced by [Dick’s] patterning and his foreshortening, his perspective and his color palette and his textures,” says Tim Lord."
Inlander, May 31, 2022

Grays Harbor College awarded $2.8 million to help future college students

Grays Harbor College announced that they were awarded $2.8 million to help low-income, potential first-generation students at the school. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Education to establish TRIO Upward Bound programs at Hoquiam, Ocosta, and Raymond, high schools beginning this September. 
KXRO News Radio, May 27, 2022

Stand-out grad: Kalama senior gets head start on goal to become a teacher

When senior Kailey Shipley went back to in-person school this year, she went way back — to second grade. As part of an teacher education course at Lower Columbia College, the Running Start student helped out in a Kalama Elementary School classroom.
The Daily News, May 26, 2022

Big Bend Community College relaxing vaccine mandate

Students attending Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake this fall will not be required to provide proof of a COVID vaccination. On Thursday, the school announced the mandate it’s had in place for all students attending in-person classes since the beginning of the 2021-22 school year would be removed.
News Radio 560 KPQ, May 26, 2022

Gov. Inslee appoints former SPSCC trustee Fuller to UW board

Leonor Fuller, a former longtime South Puget Sound Community College trustee, has been appointed to the University of Washington’s Board of Regents, Gov. Jay Inslee’s office announced Thursday. Fuller’s term lasts through Sept. 30, 2027.
The Olympian, April 22, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

A financial incentive for promoting mental health

In a first-of-its-kind arrangement, United Educators is partnering with The Jed Foundation (JED) to motivate institutions to implement mental health programs on their campuses. 
Inside Higher Ed, June 2, 2022

Study: Parent PLUS loans increase racial debt burdens

... A new study released Tuesday by the Century Foundation found that it is not just Black students who are hurt disproportionately by student debt, but also Black parents through federal Parent PLUS borrowing ...
Inside Higher Ed, June 1, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Biden administration erases $5.8 billion in debt for students of fraudulent college

Hundreds of thousands of students who attended the for-profit Corinthian Colleges chain will automatically get their federal student loans canceled, the Biden administration announced Wednesday, a move that aims to bring closure to one of the most notorious cases of fraud in American higher education.
PBS News Hour, June 1, 2022

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