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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 9, 2018

January 09, 2018

Fully funding education, passing capital budget top focus this legislative session | Transforming lives at Big Bend | South Puget Sound Community College opens Center for Transition Studies | A look at fast-growing jobs in Clark County | Editorial: State lawmakers have lot to prove and get done | City of Vancouver: Quest for better representation and workplace diversity | Tech jobs training | Yakima Valley College math professor makes a good side gig out of bad puns | Where does the money from the sugary drink tax go? | LCC announces 'Benefactors of the Year' | EvCC course: Traumatic history and present-day relationships | Despondent Seattle teen found a future through film; now he’s giving back | Technical training grant to benefit central Washington >>

News Links | December 19, 2017

December 19, 2017

Skagit Valley College hopes new turf field a boon | Great Careers event shows Issaquah students there’s nothing wrong with path less traveled | Minority students aren’t pulled to magnet schools | Here’s to the vineyard workers of the Walla Walla Valley | New BBCC program proving popular | Opinion: Hilltop needs higher wages and local hires | OC Workforce Development helps students pay for tuition, fees, books, child care | Seattle Stand Down offers hundreds of veterans much-needed services | Skagit Valley College Foundation meets $3 million fundraising goal | Local businesses bone up on new sick leave rules | Holiday House provides gifts for 100 families | With new grant, Spokane Falls Community Colleges looks to attract diversity in engineering | ‘Hour of Code’ builds foundation for future coders | Grant County makes economic development work | Chelan County Fire District 1 chief announces retirement, names successor | Lewis County service agencies address state, local leaders on needs | Denzel Washington and other major celebrities you didn’t know played college basketball | City forest updates trail maps with help | PSD students are learning how to teach, and may help your child learn next semester >>

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