News Links | March 21, 2023
System News | Opinion
... State Sen. Yasmin Trudeau, D-Tacoma, is sponsoring Senate Bill 5702, which allows
public institutions like community and technical colleges and four-year institutions
to create their own plan to address the needs of their students from housing to food
insecurity ... [South Puget Sound Community College, Highline College]
The Seattle Times, March 20, 2023
Peninsula College is removing one of the primary obstacles to application and enrollment by making
mandatory placement tests optional for students. The college’s Board of Trustees learned
about the plan at its meeting Tuesday ...
Peninsula Daily News, March 20, 2023
I believe in the power of opportunity and access to education. Communities with higher
educational attainment rates tend to fare better across a variety of indicators. Education
levels correlate with literacy, unemployment and household income statistics. [Lower Columbia College]
Daily News, March 19, 2023
Following a nationwide search, Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) announced Friday it had selected a new Chancellor. CSS confirmed Dr. Kevin Brockback
was picked to lead and mentor staff and students. He was chosen from a top list of
four, and after several open forums were held by the finalists in early March.
KXLY, March 17, 2023
Big Bend Community College is looking at expanding the college’s offerings in Mattawa, according to President
Sara Thompson Tweedy during a meeting of the BBCC Board of Trustees on Wednesday.
Columbia Basin Herald, March 16, 2023
Local high school seniors can now receive free one-on-one help with applying for student
aid. Two new Peninsula College counselors are dedicated to assisting students with the sometimes daunting task of
submitting their Free Application for Federal Student Aid ...
My Clallam County, March 16, 2023
Trends | Horizons | Education
Last month, the Community College Research Center (CCRC) released a new study on work-based
learning. Work-based courses combine classroom instruction with hands-on training
from highly skilled practitioners in high-demand sectors like healthcare and information
Community College Daily, March 21, 2023
College graduates earning an undergraduate credential fell last year for the first
time in a decade, led by a significant drop in first-time graduates — especially among
those attaining associate degrees, according to a new report from the National Student
Clearinghouse Research Center.
Community College Daily, March 16, 2023
A growing number of American high schoolers are taking a look at college — and taking
a pass. College enrollment for recent high school graduates rose for decades, peaking
at 70.1 percent in 2009, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, before
fluctuating for a decade — and plummeting 8 percent from 2019 to 2022, The Associated
The Week, March 10, 2023
Politics | Local, State, National
House and Senate Republicans are planning to introduce a resolution to overturn President
Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan after the Government Accountability Office determined
that the plan meets the definition of a rule under the Congressional Review Act.
Inside Higher Ed, March 20, 2023
Free community college is back in President Biden’s budget. Although Congress is unlikely
to support the full $90 billion, experts hope for a smaller budget item to provide
free programs for about 90,000 students a year.
Inside Higher Ed, March 17, 2023