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News Links | October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017

Mount Vernon School District aims for 100 percent high school graduation rate | Opinion: Ease up on the Amazon dreams | Keeping prepared: port, county practice airport disaster response | Spend a fifth year in college? Fewer Washington students stick around that long | Editorial: End the ‘hostage’ drama on capital budget, Hirst | SVC Fall Powwow more than honoring Native American culture | 50 years and counting | EvCC’s aviation maintenance school celebrates 50 years | Experts call DACA cancellation a detriment to community | Dutch Bros. raises $2,600 for Centralia College Foundation with ‘Buck for Kids’ day | CPTC’s open house welcomes potential students to campus | Program supporting STEM students to expand to 6 additional colleges | Hungry? Need a toothbrush? SPSCC’s new food pantry can help | Bates: Senator Patty Murray tours college’s Early Learning Center, talks access to child care | Alumni interview: Dana S. at Shoreline Community College >>

News Links | October 12, 2017

October 12, 2017

Six Washington community colleges up for $1 million Aspen Prize | Bringing it home: Airborne CEO, a Joyce native, tells of progress so far | STEM program expands to Clark College | US community colleges offer higher education at lower cost | The Betti Tool Fund: a generous donor pays it forward | WWCC transfer programs transform students’ lives | LWTech receives $275K grant for advanced manufacturing training | Applied learning: SPSCC alumnus helps design remodel for CAD/BIM program | 'Terrorist threats' made against Clover Park Technical College >>

News Links | October 3, 2017

October 03, 2017

BTC trustees approve BEST union contract | Getting faculty members to embrace student data | LWTech joins forces with Pacific Northwest institutes of technology to provide industry aligned talent for the Cascadia Corridor | Capitol Hill Housing, Seattle Central receive Community Green Up Grants | New programs available for fall at Clark College | How paid internships are putting unemployed youth in manufacturing jobs | Wagnitz named interim president at Highline College | Seattle high-schoolers hit the streets to support Dreamers | Agreement reached in Bellingham Technical College teachers' strike | Rotary clubs present the Centralia College Foundation with a $25,000 check | Inland Northwest paralegal programs grow | Big equipment, big opportunity: Trade schools offer attractive alternative | Foundation provides vital scholarship help to Community Colleges of Spokane students | Inmates take part in drone program | Green River College welcomes students back to campus | Opening of Clark College’s culinary facility delayed | Fields of Grace, CBC pick peck of Pasco peppers | Changing Lives: Wenatchee Valley College Omak Foundation | The hidden connection between trauma and homelessness | Clark College students go back to school | WVC opens Jack and Edna Maguire Student Recreation Center | Spotlight on EdCC: Complete the Dream scholarship becomes a reality | EvCC teachers take their contract concerns to the board | As hub for higher ed, Spokane is moving to the head of the class | Walla Walla Community College plays role in shaping a nation | County still healing a year after Cascade Mall shooting | Column: Olympic College gained a building but didn’t lose its soul | Planning continues for new BBCC building, for now | Daughter of Cascade Mall shooting victim starts scholarship in her honor | New Tumwater Craft Brewing and Distilling Center to Include Sandstone Distillery | Lawmakers, Dreamers fight to save DACA | Highline’s Rashad Norris loves giving back to youth | BTC nursing program earns national accreditation | Local immigrants fear shake down with Trump’s phase out of DACA | 2 new ‘On the Fence’ art installations on display in Edmonds | Dogs at Snohomish farm helping comfort kids with autism | Jono Vaughan, visual artist who honored trans lives with Project 42, wins the 2017 Betty Bowen Award | Living in a shipping container could actually be pretty sweet, thanks to Bellevue student >>

News Links | August 22, 2017

August 22, 2017

View to a thrill: Tri-Cities look to the sky for solar eclipse | Excitement high during morning of eclipse in Twin Cities | Opinion: Removing Confederate memorial will not erase Seattle’s history of white supremacy | Astronomer describes eclipse experience | Opinion: Washington should rethink its approach to college remedial classes | Opinion: Grow jobs in the 253 or stay stuck in traffic jam | Electrical engineering program gets new home at Olympic College | Opinion: Preparing students for technical careers is an investment that pays dividends to the community | Why aircraft electronics is suddenly a hot, emerging field | Military benefits through community partnerships >>

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