News Links | March 3, 2022
System News | Opinion
... Renne Emiko Brock uses Second Life to teach at Peninsula College, where she coordinates the Multimedia Communications Program. She encourages students
to explore other virtual spaces and share their creations, from stories to virtual
Union-Bulletin, March 2, 2022
Five Everett Community College Aviation Maintenance students won’t need to job hunt after graduation. Horizon Air
is offering them jobs and up to $12,300 in stipends through the company’s new maintenance
Everett Post, March 2, 2022
... “We couldn’t be happier to see everyone’s faces again,” said Spokane Community College President Brockbank. “This direction – backed by solid public health data and guidance
– is a good indication that the worst of the pandemic is behind us.” Community Colleges of Spokane also plans to hold in-person college graduations this year at Spokane Arena on June
17. Spokane and Spokane Falls Community College invites graduates who had virtual graduations to walk in person with the 2022 graduates
KXLY, March 2, 2022
Darrell Cain officially started Monday as interim president of Everett Community College. Earlier in February the EvCC Board of Trustees approved his contract that started
Monday and ends Aug. 31, 2023. But the agreement needed adjustments for clarity and
wording, board President Toraya Miller said. They were approved unanimously.
Everett Herald, March 1, 2022
More than 1,600 Peninsula College students will have the possibility of benefiting from nearly $3 million in debt forgiveness
and annual tuition coverage by the end of April, thanks to the Higher Education Emergency
Relief Fund, college representatives said.
Peninsula Daily News, Feb. 28, 2022
Restaurant remodel: South Seattle College overhauls café, and has more culinary improvements simmering for the future
Pandemic-related shutdowns had a bit of a silver lining for some businesses and institutions
who were able to use the time to step back and reinvent. Among them, the culinary
program at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), which has remodeled and reopened its coffee-and-more Alki Café ...
West Seattle Blog, Feb. 28, 2022
As inflation hits home in the Yakima Valley, YVC economics instructor says it can hit rural areas harder
While inflation is a complicated issue debated worldwide by economists, politicians
and CEOs, its effects are being dealt with daily by Yakima Valley residents. In fact,
it can be argued that inflation impacts residents of rural areas more than large-city
dwellers, for several reasons, Yakima Valley College economics instructor Hector Saez-Nunez told the Yakima Herald-Republic.
Yakima Herald, Feb. 27, 2022
Formerly incarcerated people can seek higher education at Yakima Valley College through Corrections Education Grant
Yakima Valley College got $39,000 through the Corrections Education Grant to hire a navigator that will
focus on reaching out to people about to finish their prison sentence in any of the
12 correctional facilities in Washington State. The navigator will help guide former
prisoners in choosing their study paths and finding financial resources to continue
NBC Right Now, Feb. 25, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
Nearly half of all states (24) have authorized at least some community colleges to
confer bachelor’s degrees, according to a recent analysis by New America. The heaviest
concentration of those states are in the West, with 15 of the states located west
of the Mississippi River.
Community College Daily, March 1, 2022
... Experts say that humanities, and their integration into workforce programs, helps
higher education’s mission to create more employable, well-rounded citizens in American
democracy and society.
Diverse Education, March 1, 2022
This month six states announced that they are considering joining a small but growing
group of states that make it mandatory for graduating high school students to complete
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The Hill, Feb. 28, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on Wednesday announced a funding opportunity for
a new round of Strengthening Community College Training Grants (SCCTG). This is the
second annual SCCTG grant competition, which this year will award $45 million to expand
and improve community college workforce education programs.
Community College Daily, March 2, 2022
Higher education opens doors to opportunity and good-paying jobs — for our children,
our workers, and for our local businesses and hospitals as they face shortages in
workers with the right skills and degrees. It is time to tear down some longstanding
barriers to higher education for Washington students and families.
The Seattle Times, Feb. 28, 2022