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News Links | May 19, 2022

May 19, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Editorial: WA lawmakers, employers must invest in the success of community colleges

Four popular Seattle Colleges programs have been saved from the chopping block for the next school year. But it will take sustained public and private investments to make sure the community college system can continue offering vital career and technical education programs and making higher education more accessible to all.
The Seattle Times, May 19, 2022

Bellevue College hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for first rainbow crosswalk

... According to task force member and associate director of service learning and community engagement for the RISE Learning Institute, Sapan Parekh, Bellevue College’s rainbow crosswalk is the first in King County that sits outside of Seattle.
Bellevue Reporter, May 19, 2022

The Hub: Federal Way Higher Education Center brings opportunity, access to south Puget Sound students

... “It’s important, as I tell our campus, to meet students where they’re at,” said Dr. John Mosby, president of Highline College. “We can’t expect them to find us; we have to meet them where they are at … this is an opportunity to provide that bridge.”
Federal Way Mirror, May 18, 2022

2 EC students recognized for All-Washington Academic Team

... "Both Byeolah, a computer science major, and Emily, a botany and horticulture major, have excelled academically and found ways to contribute to the campus community during the pandemic," said Edmonds College Interim Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Robin Datta.
Edmonds Beacon, May 18, 2022

All Washington Academic Team 2022 welcomes 3 EvCC students

Everett Community College students Heather Costello, Amanda Giuliano and Meg Macdonald were honored at a virtual ceremony May 12 as members of the 2022 All-Washington Academic Team. The three are among the state’s top scholars representing Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges.
Everett Post, May 18, 2022

Columbia Basin College's Running Start funding now covers summer quarter

Columbia Basin College has received state and federal funding for its Running Start program to extend funding through the summer quarter. Students can earn college credit while finishing their high school requirements through the program, offered to some juniors and seniors. 
NBC Right Now, May 16, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

Education Department extends FAFSA verification waivers

The Department of Education will extend waivers for certain verification requirements on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Had the department not extended the waivers, more than 100,000 students could have been forced to pause or leave postsecondary education, according to an announcement released Wednesday.
Inside Higher Ed, May 19, 2022

Study: Promise programs affect college spending

Community colleges that received revenue from targeted tuition scholarship programs spent less on student services and classroom instruction, according to a study recently published in the journal Educational Policy.
Inside Higher Ed, May 18, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Walsh focuses on apprenticeships in approps hearing

... Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Washington) noted that the area she represents in Washington state saw its childcare capacity drop 25% during the pandemic, noting that the sector already faced a shortage of workers before Covid.
Community College Daily, May 17, 2022

Reporter's notebook: House passes WIOA bill

The House on Tuesday passed a bill to reauthorize the nation’s main workforce development law mostly along party lines, 220 to 196. But the future of H.R. 7309, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2022, is uncertain as lawmakers wait for the Senate to move on its own legislation.
Community College Daily, May 17, 2022

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