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News Links | January 19, 2023

January 19, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

More colleges join AACC/Microsoft cyber skills initiative

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has announced the second cohort of 14 community colleges that will join a national effort by Microsoft and AACC to help two-year colleges create and expand cybersecurity programs. [Bellevue College]
Community College Daily, Jan. 18, 2023

World renowned Slam Poet Ashlee Haze performs in Spokane in honor of MLK Day

World renowned Slam Poet Ashlee Haze performed at Spokane Falls Community College on Wednesday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. [Video]
KHQ News, Jan. 18, 2023

Tribal elder to teach weaving class

Native knowledge will soon be shared at Peninsula College. The public is invited to learn to weave a fun, useful basket to nestle salt-and-pepper shakers for an attractive Pacific Northwest table using traditionally hand-dyed cedar and various colors of raffia, and beads as accents.
Port Townsend Leader, Jan. 18, 2023

YVC adds bachelor’s degree program in agricultural science

Just like any other important crop, leadership in the Yakima Valley’s numerous agricultural enterprises needs to be cultivated. A new bachelor’s degree program at Yakima Valley College could assist in that process.
Yakima Herald-Republic, Jan. 17, 2023

Peninsula College gets massive grant to help more students earn a CDL

... Peninsula College has been awarded over $880,000 to expand its current Commercial Driver’s License course and to provide more financial aid to students who enroll. The funds were awarded by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
My Clallam County, Jan. 17, 2023

Education and healthcare advocate to receive Martin Luther King, Jr Spirit Award at CBC

Columbia Basin College (CBC) today announced Martin Valadez is this year’s winner of the 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Spirit Award. “I am honored and humbled to be the 2023 recipient of the prestigious MLK Spirit Award and to have my name associated with the work of Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Martin Valadez. … Valadez is Regional Director, Heritage University and currently serves as a member of the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges ...
Fox 41, Jan. 16, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

Age matters

Community colleges gained dual-enrollment students but lost recent high school grads and adult learners at high rates, according to a recent analysis of federal enrollment data. 
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 18, 2023

Audit: Office of Federal Student Aid bungled loan overhaul

The Office of Federal Student Aid didn’t follow best practices in budgeting, planning and managing the modernization of its student loan system, the Education Department’s Office of Inspector General found in an audit published Tuesday.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 18, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

The best shot for the Supreme Court to save loan forgiveness

Many experts believe that the Biden administration’s plan for student loan forgiveness, which offers $10,000 of debt relief to most borrowers and $20,000 to Pell Grant recipients, is dead in the water at the conservative-dominated Supreme Court. 
Diverse Education, Jan. 18, 2023

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