News Links | March 28, 2023
System News | Opinion
Centralia College East is offering a wildland firefighter certification course spring quarter that,
upon completion, will have students prepared to apply for entry-level firefighter
positions throughout the country with a whole array of organizations and agencies
Centralia Chronicle, March 25, 2023
Award-winning bottles of local wine line the walls in the tasting room at Yakima Valley College’s Grandview campus. But the clientele Tuesday morning were served some lighter fare:
Welch’s grape juice.
Yakima Herald-Republic, March 23, 2023
An apparent ransomware attack forced the majority of Shoreline Community College students and staff to transition to remote work this week and prompted local and
federal investigations. [State Board for Community and Technical Colleges]
The Seattle Times, March 23, 2023
“Not only is this an opportunity for cyber security students to demonstrate their
talents in this area, but it is also a chance for them, and community members, to
meet with leading companies from across the Pacific Northwest," said Joshua Bee, Associate
Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Basin College.
NBC Right Now, March 23, 2023
Highline College President Dr. John Mosby leads a crazy busy life juggling his work leading the Des
Moines college, promoting equity causes, and living as a kidney patient who undergoes
dialysis treatments three times a week for four hours at a time.
Seattle Medium, March 22, 2023
Trends | Horizons | Education
The first version of what the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid will look
like is here, and it’s not the short application many have hoped for. It has 46 questions
and runs 21 pages, although many students won’t have to answer all the questions.
Inside Higher Ed, March 28, 2023
A national initiative led by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
to increase the number of apprentices throughout the U.S. served 22,001 participants
by its conclusion last summer, vastly surpassing its goal to serve 16,000 registered
Community College Daily, March 27, 2023
... The shoppers will check whether schools across all higher ed sectors are misleading
students and families about credit transferability, job placement rates, and graduates’
future earning potential, among other concerns, according to a press release from
the Department of Education.
Diverse Education, March 20, 2023
Politics | Local, State, National
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is closely monitoring the implications
of a recent Education Department “Dear Colleague” letter (DCL) that would alter its
policies concerning third-party servicers (TPSs). If unchanged, the DCL could have
a profound and negative effect on the manifold contractual relationships in which
colleges routinely engage.
Community College Daily, March 24, 2023