News Links | September 27, 2022
System News | Opinion
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
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
Peninsula Daily News, Sept. 26, 2022
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
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 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
Woodinville Weekly, Sept. 22, 2022
... “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 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
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
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
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
... 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
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
... 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