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February 06, 2024 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Preserving Heritage: Shoreline Community College introduces new 'Cedar' building, honoring Pacific Northwest Indigenous Peoples

In an earnest endeavor to strengthen ties with local tribes, and to honor the rich cultural heritage of the Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific Northwest, Shoreline Community College (Shoreline) is proud to announce the naming of its new academic facility. 
Shoreline Area News, Feb. 5, 2024

Olympic College offers new bachelor’s in behavioral health care

Olympic College is launching a new bachelor’s degree program this fall in behavioral health care to address the need for mental health and substance abuse treatment services.
South Sound Magazine, Feb. 5, 2024

Advocates promote equitable prison education programs post-Pell restoration

Using feedback from incarcerated students is one way to work toward making prison education programs more racially inclusive, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice. [Tacoma Community College]
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 4, 2024

TCC launches cannabis certificates course offerings

Tacoma Community College continues to expand its offerings for students interested in future-focused industries, with today’s announcement of the addition of three certificates designed to provide job skills training for those interested in a cannabis career.
Tacoma Weekly, Feb. 4, 2024

2024 MLK Spirit Award recipient speaks about mentoring the next generation of leaders

Cristian Garza sits down with the founder of the Big Bro Joe Foundation, Joe Thornton, and talks about  preparing local youth to be the new leaders of tomorrow and what it meant to him to receive the 2024 MLK Spirit Award from Columbia Basin College. [Video]
NBC Right Now, Feb. 3, 2024

Edmonds College awarded $532,500 to install electric vehicle charging stations around campus

Edmonds College has been selected to receive $532,500 through the Washington State Electric Vehicle Charging Program (WAEVCP).
MLT News, Feb. 2, 2024

Higher Education and Politics

Education Department moves new Title IX rule forward

The Biden administration has sent its draft regulations overhauling Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the Office of Management and Budget for review—a key step before the rule can take effect.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 6, 2024

Editorial: Year of free college a boost to students, state

Legislation would fund a year of community college tuition to increase enrollment and degrees. Like the old saw about a horse and water, you can offer the promise of financial aid to high school students; the trick is in getting them to fill out a FAFSA.
Everett Herald, Feb. 6, 2024

Using financial aid data to help students meet basic needs

A new report says using FAFSA data to identify students who qualify for public assistance programs will help pay for their basic needs and boost retention and completion rates.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 5, 2024

DataPoints: Are there more Black undergraduates at public colleges than commonly reported?

About 15% of students who identify as Black or African American nationwide are likely not included in common reports based on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) — the core federal postsecondary education data collection program) — such as the Digest of Education Statistics.
Community College Daily, Feb. 5, 2024

'Excuse after excuse': Republicans slam Biden for FAFSA launch

GOP senators say officials prioritized debt relief over rollout of the new aid application. The GAO will investigate what went wrong.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 2, 2024

Colleges won't get FAFSA data until March, delaying aid offers

The wait will make it difficult for many schools to finalize financial aid packages, despite already offering admissions to high school seniors.
New York Times, Jan. 30, 2024

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