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News Links | March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018

When accessibility doesn't make it into the EDUCAUSE top 10: Turn it up to 11 | Spotlight on EdCC: Education in prison | International students are keeping community colleges afloat | NCW students participate in National School Walkout | Four-year early childhood degree to be offered in Kitsap | Clark College Foundation CEO wins national award | Under the hood of Walla Walla Community College's automotive program | Annual women's festival packs more punch amid #MeToo, other campaign | Clark College Orchestra makes a Russian connection | There’s still decent work to be found locally even without a four-year degree | Washington school districts scramble to understand what lawmakers did to their finances | A strong economy means community college enrollment drops | Higher ed, housing and medical push Spokane to near-record permit levels | Aviation maintenance students showcase skills with first-place performance | Bellevue College instructor’s artwork honors transgender lives lost to violence | Free community college for Seattle graduates one step closer to reality | WVC study: Drivers aren't navigating roundabouts properly in NCW | 3 Bellevue College students named to All-Washington Academic Team | Two Yakima Valley College students recognized for their excellence | Students protest gun violence with walk-out at Grays Harbor College >>

News Links | February 1, 2018

February 01, 2018

LCC receives $1 million in grants for simplifying college process | Foundation to offer a free year at Olympic College for all local high school grads | High School leads the way in science | People in politics: Wayne Fournier | Centralia College Foundation announces Robert Dowling as 2018 Distinguished Alumnus | Story walk: Higher ed in Kitsap | Capital budget approval means millions for North County | Grand opening of new W.F. West STEM wing celebrated | Local artist uses craft to bring people together >>

News Links | January 30, 2018

January 30, 2018

Walla Walla Community College students turn wine into gold | EdCC interim president joins national coalition for undocumented, immigrant students | Walla Walla Community College nursing students dedicate their lives to service | Auto program teaches skills, a sense of mastery | After 5 years, walk-bike bridge design for Northgate light-rail station still unfinished | 30-year legislator Dick King dies at 83 | Home helps Walla Walla sex offenders stay on straight and narrow | ‘This never happens’: International student’s unexpected ordeal ends with surprise twist | Sen. Braun's proposed bill will lower community college tuition | In our view: Cheers & jeers | Once hungry and homeless, Highline College Student now has hope | GHC student with history of addiction nominated in “Transforming Lives” Awards | Noah’s story shows why the region’s desperate fight against opioids is worth waging | Clark College’s retiring director of bands will go out on a high note | Listening in business starts at the top | Centralia College student receives ‘Transforming Lives’ award | Human services grad turned uncertainty into education | No excuses: Yelm Community Schools aim for 100% graduation rate and beyond | Edmonds benefits from passing of capital budget | Boeing recruits Spokane Community College >>

News Links | January 23, 2018

January 23, 2018

With new program, Renton Tech will encourage more students to earn degrees | $80 million from capital budget heading to Clark County | Sen. Warnick is satisfied with Hirst compromise | Local organizations help dreams come true through SPSCC scholarships | Major Bryan Howard steps up to Burien Precinct Commander | Opinion: WWCC’s new 4-year degree is another win for community | More YVC students benefit from scholarships as foundation grows | SCC building suites for nursing simulation | There’s plenty to cheer in overdue capital budget | Pierce College Puyallup launches nationwide search for next president | Spotlight on EdCC: Demographics and trends | Editorial: Help community colleges meet job training needs | Fulbright Scholar teaches virtual reality at Bellevue College — other side of the earth — simultaneously | Capital budget includes millions for Kitsap | Kent’s YMCA gets $5 million in state grants with budget approval | New Horizons High School opens up food pantry to Columbia Basin College students | Highline College accepting applications for president | Washington lawmakers propose college pilot program to accommodate homeless students | Clark College president sees successes, challenging future | Lawmakers reach tentative agreement on capital construction budget | Sheila Edwards Lange | After death of WSU quarterback, how local colleges approach suicide prevention >>

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