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News Links | Feb. 1, 2024

February 01, 2024 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Editorial: Want to cut crime and make cities safer? Give ‘convicts’ a second chance. No, really

... At Tacoma Community College, meanwhile, the school’s New Chances initiative provides “personal support” — including enrollment, career planning and financial aid services — to Pierce County students who have been released from prison.
News Tribune, Jan. 31, 2024

Miller Jr. High enshrines 100-year legacy

... Dr. Carli Schiffner, Grays Harbor College president, which was founded a few years after Miller Jr. High in 1930, pointed out the role of the school, and Salstrom, specifically, in helping students reach college.
Daily World, Jan. 30, 2024

Genevieve Hudson to speak at Peninsula College on Thursday

Genevieve Hudson will speak at the Peninsula College Port Townsend Campus for the Studium Generale Series ... Hudson is the author of the novel “Boys of Alabama,” which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.
Peninsula Daily News, Jan. 30, 2024

Shifting schools: Inside how local institutions are keeping things current

Looking at the last decade of higher education, a lot has changed, from COVID-19 plucking students from classrooms and popularizing e-learning to seeing suggestions of a national shift from office jobs to trade work. Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Bellevue College
425 Business, Jan. 29, 2024

Yakima Valley College sparks scientific curiosity at annual STEM day for kids

In a dazzling display of scientific enthusiasm, Yakima Valley College hosted its annual STEM Day, turning the campus into a playground of discovery for elementary-aged kids.
KIMA, Jan. 27, 2024

Higher Education and Politics

DataPoints: Black students in community college baccalaureate programs

Black student enrollment at community colleges offering bachelor’s degrees is seeing slower growth than students of other races, according to analysis of federal data by Level UP ...
Community College Daily, Feb. 1, 2024

A call for deadline extensions after FAFSA delay

... The delay, announced Tuesday, will almost certainly push colleges’ financial aid offers until at least April, substantially shrinking students’ decision-making window and especially hurting low-income and first-generation students for whom an accurate financial aid package is crucial data informing their ultimate college choice.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 1, 2024

Washington Watch: House committee passes HEA reauthorization bill

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Wednesday approved on a party-line vote the College Cost Reduction Act (CCRA, H.R. 6951), a Republican-backed Higher Education Act reauthorization bill.
Community College Daily, Jan. 31, 2024

Washington is first in the nation for need-based financial aid

Washington state ranks first in the nation for need-based financial aid for college students, according to the National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs (NASSGAP).
NBC Right Now, Jan. 29, 2024

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