News Links | January 19, 2023
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
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
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