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News Links | October 6, 2022

October 06, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

How WA community colleges are helping solve the state’s teacher shortage

... All of Washington’s teaching baccalaureate programs have received approval from the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to launch since 2016. ... “It’s a highly rigorous program,” said Elizabeth Paulino, who runs Yakima Valley College’s teacher education baccalaureate program. The college’s model is much like those throughout the rest of the state. ... [Also noted: Highline College, Pierce College, Centralia College, Grays Harbor College].
The Seattle Times, Oct. 6,  2022

'Double Take': Exhibit includes sound, performance

The Edmonds College Art Gallery's fall exhibit showcases the work of Minh Carrico, an Edmonds College instructor and chair for photography and visual communications. The exhibit, "Double Take," surveys Carrico's home life while sheltering in place during the pandemic.
Edmonds Beacon, Oct. 6, 2022

Jill Biden to visit Tacoma and Seattle, speak at Murray fundraiser

... After appearances in San Francisco, Biden is scheduled to arrive in Washington on Friday afternoon, landing at 3:15 p.m. at Boeing Field and heading to Bates Technical College in Tacoma to highlight workforce development programs, according to the White House.
The Seattle Times, Oct. 5, 2022

Pierce College names three finalists in nationwide search for next chancellor

The Pierce College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the selection of three finalists for the Chancellor and CEO position at Pierce College. The Board is pleased with the quality and experience of the finalists and look forward to meeting them on campus.
Suburban Times, Oct. 4, 2022

College Success Foundation expands college coach services to Yakima Valley College

College coaches from the College Success Foundation have been in the Yakima Valley helping disadvantaged students learn about college since 2001. Now in partnership with the Washington Student Achievement Council, they've expanded their college coach services to Yakima Valley College.
NBC Right Now, Sept. 27, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

Washington Superintendent wants to reduce the cost of college credit classes for all students

The Washington State Superintendent says he plans to make it easier for all students to get college or trade school credit before they’ve even graduated high school. Superintendent Chris Reykdal is proposing a plan that allows students to earn both high school and college credit at the same time — at no additional cost.
KXLY, Oct. 5, 2022

Q&A: Serving the Hispanic population

Since 1985, the National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) — an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges — has worked to advance the number of Hispanics in leadership positions in community colleges  ...
Community College Daily, Oct. 4, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Lawsuits threaten Biden's debt-relief plan

A flurry of lawsuits threaten the Biden administration’s plans to forgive up to $20,000 in federal student loans for eligible Americans. Four lawsuits seeking to block the student loan forgiveness plan have been filed in the last week, but more are expected. 
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 6, 2022

Voter groups worry about access for students

... the U.S. Department of Education sent colleges and universities a Dear Colleague letter in April outlining the requirements in the Higher Education Act of 1965 with regards to voting, including that institutions have to “make a good faith effort” to distribute voter registration forms to students.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 3, 2022

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