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September 27, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Everett Community College receives $2.25 million federal grant to support low-income students

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a competitive $2.25 million Title III Part A Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant to Everett Community College. The college will receive $450,000 per year for the next five years.
Everett Post, Sept. 26, 2022

Fresh start as classes begin at Peninsula College

When fall quarter starts today at Peninsula College, which is based in Port Angeles and has branches in Forks and Port Townsend, students will return to a campus with in-person classes, no masking mandates and no COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
Peninsula Daily News, Sept. 26, 2022

Colleges in Washington receive funding to offer child care for parents in college

The Department of Education announced an additional $900,000 in funding across five colleges in Washington through its Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS), which increases access to child care for students that are also parents. Clover Park Technical College - $103,361, Washington State University - $250,000, Everett Community College - $212,692, Walla Walla Community College - $128,000, Clark College - $202,555
NBC Right Now, Sept. 24, 2022

WVC offering baseball umpire course to address shortage

Wenatchee Valley College has a new continuing education course this fall that teaches the basics of umpiring a youth baseball game. The course is instructed by 15-year veteran umpire Jeff Leavitt, who is hoping to address a shortage of umpires. 
News Radio 560 KPQ, Sept. 23, 2022

Cascadia College begins American Indian and Indigenous Studies program

Cascadia College recently hired Dr. Victor Begay as its first American Indian and Indigenous Studies (AIIS) professor and Tribal Liaison. Begay is an educator and scholar from the Navajo Nation. ... Cascadia is partnering with the University of Washington to provide the AIIS program.
Woodinville Weekly, Sept. 22, 2022

Peninsula College offers Vocal Masters Series

... “We took a chance and tried something unique during the pandemic that has turned out to be a real bonus for [Peninsula College] students who are serious about improving their vocal skills,” said Elaine Gardner-Morales, vocal jazz instructor. 
Peninsula Daily News, Sept. 22, 2022

Yakima Valley College offers GED, diploma help to those off-track

Yakima Valley College has partnered with multiple regional school districts to offer a Step up to College Program to help people ages 16-20 who are not on a path to graduate still earn their diploma or GED. 
NBC Right Now, Sept. 21, 2022

Even unvaccinated OC students could return soon

The fall term is officially underway at Olympic College, and students who remain unvaccinated and want to attend in person may be able to do so starting in November. The headcount of those enrolled at the community college as of Sept. 19 sits at 5,288 students, a 0.2% increase from 2021.
Kitsap Daily News, Sept. 21, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

DataPoints: A look at Latino students

More than one-third (36%) of Latino postsecondary education students in fall 2020 were enrolled at a public two-year college, compared to 47% enrolled at a public four-year institution, according to an Excelencia in Education analysis of federal data.
Community College Daily, Sept. 26, 2022

Bye-bye, IRAPs

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on Friday announced a final rule to rescind the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program, ending a fledgling effort to expand apprenticeships that was marred in politics from the start. 
Community College Daily, Sept. 25, 2022

A need to succeed: What students want and get from internships

... Nearly two-thirds of students with experiential learning opportunities say they were very helpful in preparing them for a future job, which for community college students (n=366) jumps to 86 percent.
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 23, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Biden plan to cancel some U.S. student loan debt will cost $400 bln -CBO

U.S. President Joe Biden's executive actions cancelling some student loan debt will cost about $400 billion, about a quarter of funds owed, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said on Monday. 
Reuters, Sept. 26, 2022

Bill would require public information about transfers

... The bill would require two-year and four-year colleges to post information about transfer deadlines for admissions and financial aid, as well as a list of all the colleges at or from which a student’s credits are guaranteed to be accepted.
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 23, 2022

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