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January 18, 2024 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

New funding will help Farm to Fork expand at WWCC

Walla Walla Community College has received a grant and a gift to expand its Farm to Fork Program. WWCC has received a $200,000 grant from the Port of Walla Walla, as well as a $100,000 gift from a private donor, according to a press release from the college.
NBC Right Now, Jan. 17, 2024

At the cusp of AI workforce development

A House hearing Wednesday on developing an AI-prepared workforce examined the challenges and potential solutions, with community colleges mentioned among the pivotal partners. [Whatcom Community college]
Community College Daily, Jan. 17, 2024

Joe Thornton receives 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award

Columbia Basin College presents the 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award to Joseph "Joe" Thornton Monday. ... CBC  said, his dedication to supporting and mentoring young men led him to start the Big Bro Joe Foundation.
Apple Valley News Now, Jan. 15, 2024

Centralia College holds ribbon cutting for new nursing simulation lab

Centralia College’s nursing students now have a simulated hospital setting where they can hone their skills. The nursing program held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the new Nursing Simulation Lab ...
Centralia Chronicle, Jan. 12, 2024

Higher Education and Politics

Data on degree attainment, jobs and earnings

New research on the value of increased college degree attainment shows more Americans are earning postsecondary degrees, but attainment gaps between racial/ethnic gaps have barely moved.
Community College Daily, Jan. 18, 2024

Undocumented students could access federal college-prep programs under Biden proposal

The Education Department wants to open up some federal college-prep programs known as TRIO to undocumented students.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 17, 2024

Higher education in political crosshairs as 2024 election heats up

With higher education becoming more politicized, it’s poised to play a more prominent role than usual in this year’s presidential and congressional elections.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 16, 2024

House republicans release plan to overhaul federal student loan program

A sweeping House bill introduced Thursday would cap how much students can borrow for higher education and put colleges and universities on the hook for unpaid loans.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 12, 2024

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