News Links | February 21, 2023
System News | Opinion
Deaf students are entitled to an education, but there’s a shortage of people qualified to teach them
... The only collegiate educational interpreter training program is at Spokane Falls Community College. It’s been around for nearly 45 years. The program takes two years to complete and
only accepts 25 new students a year. Program lead Corrine Morrow said about half of
their students already have a higher education degree of some kind but chose to come
back to college to train as interpreters.
Yakima Herald-Republic, Feb. 19, 2023
… the bill would require the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to develop a plan to train more nurses, including certified nursing assistants, licensed
practical nurses and registered nurses, over the next four years.
The Spokesman-Review, Feb. 19, 2023
The Edmonds College Board of Trustees named Jennifer Cunningham as the 2023 Washington State Association
of College Trustees (ACT) Transforming Lives and Edmonds College Board of Trustees
award recipient and Amna Janoo as the Presidential Transforming Lives award recipient.
MLT News, Feb. 17, 2023
Government-To-Government Summit among Tribal leaders and college leadership held at Shoreline Community College Thursday
A Government-To-Government Summit among Leaders of the Five Star Consortium Colleges
and Regional Federally Recognized Tribes was held on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at
Shoreline Community College in Shoreline. Tribal leaders from the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, The Tulalip Tribes,
the Suquamish Tribe, and the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe met with Presidents, Board members
and other staff and faculty leaders ... [Edmonds College, Cascadia College, Everett Community College, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges]
Shoreline Area News, Feb. 17, 2023
... A free, 10-week “Construction Pre-Apprenticeship” program run by Edmonds College is headquartered in a 33,000-square-foot building at Paine Field in Everett. It also
holds an aerospace manufacturing school. During the 10 weeks of the program, the nine
students in this class will build a tiny house that eventually will be transported
to a village for unsheltered people.
The Seattle Times, Feb. 17, 2023
The region’s first remote testimony room at Columbia Basin College is still operational for community members, allowing voices in the Tri-Cities to
be heard during legislative hearings. ... “It is incredibly important for our entire
community and the entire state to be involved in the legislative process,” said CBC
President Dr. Rebekah Woods.
NBC Right Now, Feb. 16, 2023
... "They're building a brand-new bus terminal to accommodate their bigger buses,"
said Edmonds College President Amit Singh. "The one that we have now was not good enough for those buses.
A brand-new terminal is pretty exciting." Community Transit is providing the funding
for the terminal and the college is providing a long-term lease.
Edmonds Beacon, Feb. 16, 2023
The winner of Season One of The Voice on NBC, Javier Colon visited Spokane Falls Community College on Wednesday at an event to honor Black History Month. Colon played his guitar and
sang for an audience of college students, community members, and Spokane Falls Community
KHQ, Feb. 15, 2023
Trends | Horizons | Education
Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating more claims about
disability discrimination on college campuses as well as allegations of antisemitism
as more individuals seek out the office for help.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 21, 2023
... Many administrative communications are what usually gets called boilerplate. They’re
functional, rather than emotionally expressive, and they don’t vary much over time.
In practice, it’s not unusual for messages like those to get recycled from year to
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 20, 2023
Politics | Local, State, National
... At the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing,
Sen. Roger “Doc” Marshall (R-Kansas) said he wants to more closely review community
colleges’ role in preparing healthcare workers, especially nurses.
Community College Daily, Feb. 16, 2023