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News Links | April 25, 2023

April 25, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Are 2 instructors in a WA community college class better than 1?

... Purvis is in her first year of study for an associate degree in nursing at Everett Community College. The 27-year-old is also one of more than 6,000 Washington community and technical college students enrolled in the state’s Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) program. [State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Bellevue College]
The Seattle Times, April 24, 2023

Bellevue College program helps neurodiverse students navigate school

Bellevue College’s Neurodiversity Navigators program is open to all students. [Video]
King 5, April 24, 2023

Edmonds College, partner organizations recommended for NOAA grant funding

Edmonds College, in partnership with Latino Educational Training Institute (LETI) and Snohomish Conservation District, have been recommended for $817,000 in funding through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to restore salmon habitat.
My Edmonds News, April 24, 2023

Opening up college-prep programs

The decades-old rules don’t make sense, advocates say, and hinder efforts to better serve low-income and first-generation students. Sebastian Myrick wants to help as many students as possible get to and through college. But the longtime director of TRIO college-prep programs at South Seattle College ...
Inside Higher Ed, April 24, 2023

This Tacoma professor spent years in Africa rewriting what we know about evolution

... Tacoma Community College professor Kirsten Jenkins is a paleoanthropologist. She studies human and ape evolution through the fossil record. “Whenever you find a fossil, you could be the first person who’s seen that, held it, touched it in 20 million years,” she said.
News Tribune, April 23, 2023

EvCC trustees choose Chemene Crawford as next president

Chemene Crawford, who has led North Seattle College the past three years, agreed Friday to become the next president of Everett Community College. The college’s Board of Trustees met early Friday and voted unanimously to offer Crawford the job. 
Everett Herald, April 21, 2023

Yakima Valley College enrollment up nearly 25% in spring quarter

Enrollment gains at Yakima Valley College during the 2022-23 academic year have continued into the spring quarter, with enrollment 24.7% higher in Spring 2023 compared to Spring 2022. The college's total full-time equivalent student enrollment stands at 2,891 in Spring 2023 ...
Grandview Herald, April 19, 2023

Olympic College revamps welding facility, aimed at a workforce need in Kitsap's economy

... Demolition began at Olympic College’s Bremerton welding shop last November. Expected to be completed in February 2024, the building’s empty spaces and blank walls promise improvements for promising welders and, consequently, a Kitsap County economy in need of more skilled tradespeople.
Kitsap Sun, April 18, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

Returning ‘some college, no credential’ students lean toward community colleges

Community colleges continue to be a popular destination for former college students who didn’t earn a credential but have returned to college, according to a new report. That goes for so-called “some college, no credential” (SCNC) students who previously attended community colleges and public four-year institutions.
Community College Daily, April 25, 2023

$60B for broadband: What it means for colleges

Three decades ago, only the rare community college leader understood what the Internet was and even fewer had used Gopher and ARPANET, earlier forms of the medium that evolved into today’s World Wide Web. Today, our lives are immersed in apps and device technology in ways the early purveyors of Star Trek failed to imagine. 
Community College Daily, April 24, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

Washington Watch: Input on ED’s upcoming rulemaking sessions

Responding to the U.S. Education Department’s (ED) solicitation for input on upcoming negotiated-rulemaking sessions, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has presented both live and written comments on the topics ED has identified. The Higher Education Act (HEA) requires ED to establish negotiated-rulemaking committees in implementing any rules under the Title IV student aid programs.
Community College Daily, April 25, 2023

House debt plan would mean Higher Ed spending cuts

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on Wednesday blasted the House Republicans’ proposed plan to lift the debt ceiling. The plan would block the administration from forgiving student loans and calls for cuts in federal spending.
Inside Higher Ed, April 21, 2023

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