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News Links | February 28, 2023

February 28, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Skagit Valley College proposes bachelor's degree program in early childhood education

Skagit Valley College is in the beginning stages of work on a bachelor’s degree program in early childhood education. After earning a degree, participants would be qualified to work in kindergarten through third-grade classrooms.
Skagit Valley Herald, Feb. 25, 2023

A YVCC professor is inspiring her students to do something good in the community

A professor at Yakima Valley College is inspiring her students to reflect on who they want to be in this world. "I really wanted to challenge people to go out and do," said Eliann Carr, psychology professor at Yakima Valley College. [Video]
KIMA, Feb. 23, 2023

UW Bothell and Bellevue College are collaborating on new program offerings

The University of Washington Bothell and Bellevue College are collaborating to integrate the UW Bothell School of Business' former Eastside Leadership Center into new program offerings at the Bellevue College campus, UW Bothell has announced.
425 Business, Feb. 23, 2023

Newsmakers: New CEO

Carli Schiffner will be the next president of Grays Harbor College (GHC). ... “We sought a dynamic, innovative leader with a sharp financial acumen, excellent communication skills, and a bold vision for our future. I am proud that we found all of those qualities and more in Dr. Schiffner,” said Harry Carthum, chair of the Washington college’s board of trustees.
Community College Daily, Feb. 23, 2023

‘Best day ever’: Stevens Elementary third graders participate in poetry slam at SCC

... It was the 13th annual Poetry Slam at Spokane Community College, put on by the Speak Out club. Students spend nearly a whole day on the community college campus, reading and writing poetry with the support of more than 100 community college volunteers.
The Spokesman-Review, Feb. 23, 2023

Spokane Falls Community College hold roundtable discussions for Black History Month

Students at Spokane Falls Community College have roundtable discussions during Black History Month. These discussions are facilitated by the school's MOSAIC Center. [Video]
KHQ, Feb. 22, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

Survey highlights barriers to FAFSA simplification

Financial aid administrators at colleges and universities say a lack of time and guidance from the U.S. Department of Education are key barriers they’ll face in preparing to carry out the coming overhaul of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 28, 2023

How short-term thinking deters colleges from accepting transfer credits

A number of financial disincentives deter colleges from smoothly transferring students’ course credits from one institution to another, according to a new white paper by the Beyond Transfer Policy Advisory Board (PAB), a group of experts dedicated to transforming the transfer process.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 24, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

Supreme Court student loan case: The arguments explained

The Supreme Court is about to hear arguments over President Joe Biden’s student debt relief plan, which impacts millions of borrowers who could see their loans wiped away or reduced.
The Seattle Times, Feb. 27, 2023

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