News Links | February 16, 2023
System News | Opinion
... 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
... “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
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
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
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
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
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
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