News Links | November 4, 2021
System News | Opinion
... Microsoft is partnering with the National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center
(NCyTE) at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Wash., to ensure more community colleges become designated as Center
of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) institutions, an effort that Microsoft
says will support cybersecurity training ...
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 4, 2021
Highline College in Des Moines and Green River College in Auburn were each recently selected as among the top 150 community colleges in
the nation by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. ... Nine other Washington
colleges are among the top 150, recognizing the state’s strong two-year system, including
Bellingham Technical College, Clark College, Columbia Basin College, Pierce College District, Renton Technical College, South Puget Sound Community College, Wenatchee Valley College and Yakima Valley College.
Kent Reporter, Nov. 3, 2021
Pierce College students are invited to participate in the EDI CARES Fall Students of Color Empowerment
Summit on November 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s theme will focus on Rising
through Resilience. This year’s summit will take place in the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Performance Lounge, and participants have the option of attending in person or virtually
The Suburban Times, Nov. 2, 2021
In a Clear Sky Academy class [at North Seattle College], students earn school credits learning about indigenous languages, culture and history.
King 5, Nov. 1, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored a 115-page report in May that called
for the release of more information to help students make better choices about where
to go to college, in the hopes of eliminating "completion gaps" and "removing affordability
as an impediment to postsecondary value."
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 4, 2021
Lawmakers don’t need to decide between increasing Pell Grants for lower-income students
or expanding eligibility to more middle-income students, because boosting the maximum
award would accomplish both, according to a new report by the National Association
of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 3, 2021
Viewpoint: Global connections: International education for workforce development and a civil society
International education at community colleges is increasingly recognized as essential
for building a more inclusive civil society and ensuring a strong U.S. economy. As
the country focuses on issues of equity and workforce development in the post-pandemic
recovery, attention has turned to the community college sector.
Community College Daily, Nov. 2, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
The latest incarnation of the House’s Build Back Better Act (BBB), released on Wednesday,
adds two major community college-led workforce education programs. Taken together,
these programs would award grants totaling $6.1 billion over the next four years.
Enactment of such a program has been a top American Association of Community Colleges
priority for the BBB legislation.
Community College Daily, Nov. 3, 2021
This week, Congress will likely decide on a $1.5 trillion social spending bill, cut
down from an earlier $3.5 trillion deal. The most recent version includes about $40
billion in higher education funding, an amount much lower than first proposed and
without a tuition-free community college plan.
Diverse Education, Nov. 2, 2021