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News Links | February 16, 2023

February 16, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

High-paying jobs that don't need a college degree? Thousands of them sit empty

... While a shortage of workers pushes wages higher in the skilled trades, the financial return from a bachelor's degree is softening, even as the price, and the average debt into which it plunges students, remain high. But high school graduates have been so effectively encouraged to get a bachelor's that high-paid jobs requiring shorter and less expensive training are going unfilled. [Lake Washington Institute of Technology]
NPR, Feb. 14, 2023

Peninsula College to host Black History Month events

... “Thank you to all the college leaders who are working hard to bring awareness and education to our community around Black History,” Peninsula College President Suzy Ames said. “This is a critical time in our nation’s history, and a time for everyone to listen, learn and engage.”
Peninsula Daily News, Feb. 14, 2023

Reporter’s notebook: USDA Challenge develops skills in myriad areas

Two community colleges are among 16 minority-serving institutions selected to participate in the 2023 USDA Agricultural Export Market Challenge, which brings together college student teams to tackle a case study addressing climate-smart agriculture, nutrition security and international trade. [Columbia Basin College]
Community College Daily, Feb. 12, 2023

Ridgefield High School students earn dual credits in welding

Thanks to a partnership with Lower Columbia College, Ridgefield High School students interested in welding can simultaneously earn both high school and college credits. The Career, College and Technical Education, CCTE, dual credit welding program is designed to guide students into high-skill, high-wage careers with local industries ...
Columbian, Feb. 11, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

Dual enrollment comes at a cost

Community college leaders are largely thrilled about the rise in high school students enrolling in college classes, particularly after steep enrollment declines during the pandemic, and many are hoping the trend continues. But offering dual-enrollment courses comes at a cost for many community colleges ... 
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 16, 2023

OpenAI launches new tool to deter cheating on its own platform – with mixed results

ChatGPT — an artificial intelligence tool that can write essays, poems and emails on any subject with the click of a cursor — sent shockwaves throughout the education world when it was introduced late last year. Now, its creators have built a new program that can help catch students who use the AI bot to cheat.
The Seattle Times, Feb. 16, 2023

Addressing the growing crisis in K-12 teacher shortages

With the increase in teacher shortages across the U.S., a new player is beginning to emerge. It is the community and technical college, which number nearly 1,200. ... During the 2022-2023 school year, every state is wrestling with significant teacher shortages. A state-by-state analysis by the Annenberg Institute at Brown University posted in January shows that there were more than 36,000 vacancies for k-12 teachers.
Community College Daily, Feb. 14, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

Washington Watch: ‘Low financial value’ programs tag a non-starter for AACC

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) last week submitted extensive comments to the U.S. Education Department (ED) concerning the department’s proposal to create a list of higher education programs that provide “low financial value.”  The primary focus of ED’s January 10 Request for Information (RFI), and its solicitation of stakeholder views, was on programs that create debt burdens that cannot be easily retired given the earnings of program completers.
Community College Daily, Feb. 15, 2023

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