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February 22, 2024 by SBCTC Communications

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Clarkston High students on fast track to nursing

Seniors Kayla Frei, Madeline Stelloh, Drake Hayes and junior Ryann Combs are taking a certified nursing assistant class taught by Genevieve Bross, a nursing and CNA instructor from Walla Walla Community College
Lewiston Tribune, Feb. 21, 2024

SFCC program teaches students to create orthotics and prosthetics

We're taking a closer look at the Spokane Falls Community College Orthotic and Prosthetic Technology program. It helps students learn through hands-on experiences like building braces, molding plastic and forming sockets. [Video]
Nonstop Local News, Feb. 20, 2024

Students and faculty at YVC get the chance to show off their craftsmanship at its semi-annual pottery sale

Yakima Valley College's art department is set to host its semi-annual pottery sale. ... There will be both functional and sculptural works made by YVC students and faculty, featuring bowls, pitchers, planters, and mugs, among other creations.
Apple Valley News Now, Feb. 19, 2024

Explainer: Why families should get on top of applying for FAFSA, WASFA

... Some also don't realize their program might qualify, especially if their program isn't a four-year degree, according to Community Colleges of Spokane Provost Lori Hunt. "It's not just for four-year institutions. It's for two-year institutions (too)," Hunt said. "The Community Colleges of Spokane have trade programs, we have our two-year transfer programs, so that works for the FAFSA."
KHQ, Feb. 19, 2024

Higher Education and Politics

Washington Watch: House floor vote on Workforce Pell expected next week

The House is scheduled to consider H.R. 6585, the Bipartisan Workforce Pell Act (BWPA), next week, probably on Wednesday. ... The legislation would extend long-sought Pell Grant eligibility to programs between 150 and 599 clock hours in length, or its equivalent. 
Community College Daily, Feb. 22, 2024

Advocacy quick hits: A fix for FAFSA form’s Social Security requirement

The U.S. Education Department (ED) this week announced a temporary workaround to allow students with parents or contributors without a Social Security number (SSN) to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Community College Daily, Feb. 22, 2024

‘Walking start to Running Start’: Bill would allow students to enroll in college courses before 11th grade

High schoolers might have the opportunity to begin Running Start courses earlier than expected if a bill allowing rising juniors to enroll in college classes during the summer becomes law.
The Spokesman-Review, Feb. 20, 2024

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