News Links | October 7, 2021
System News | Opinion
The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded Bates Technical College a $2.25 million Title III grant to improve student retention, completion, and success.
The five-year grant is the largest ever awarded to Bates and will support three areas.
South Sound Business, Oct. 6, 2021
Gov. Jay Inslee visited the North Olympic Peninsula last week, holding a meeting on
COVID-19 at the Peninsula College Longhouse, visiting the state-funded Lower Dungeness River floodplain project site
and touring the Composite Recycling Technology Center in events that were closed to
Sequim Gazette, Oct. 6, 2021
The Edmonds College Art Gallery's fall exhibit showcases the work of Lorenzo Townsend, a photographer,
artist, and EC alumnus. The exhibit is titled "Divergent/Interpretations," and features
a series of digitally edited photographs. "My hope in showing these works is to get
people to look at the world in a new way, and to see art in all things," Lorenzo said.
Edmonds Beacon, Oct. 6, 2021
Bellevue College's (BC) fifth annual Japan Week is this week. Japan Week is an opportunity for BC students
to explore Japanese history and culture throughout the week. Japan Week was launched
in 2017 by BC’s student Japanese Culture Exchange Club to foster an appreciation of
Japanese history, culture, and traditional and contemporary art forms.
425 Magazine, Oct. 6, 2021
Wenatchee Valley College has received a $226,000 grant to help homeless students over the next two years with
access to everything from laundry facilities and showers to food and technology. The
grant is one of eight awarded across the state through a pilot program, Supporting
Students Experiencing Homelessness, approved by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, according to a Tuesday news release.
Wenatchee World, Oct. 5, 2021
Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa will deliver a public talk Friday about the
impact of Latino Americans. The talk is sponsored by Washington community colleges,
including Yakima Valley College. Hinojosa is the anchor and executive producer of “Latino USA,” an award-winning
public radio program that discusses the cultural and political experiences of Latinos
in the United States.
Yakima Herald, Oct. 5, 2021
Washington health plan Coordinated Care is donating $25,000 to the Everett Community College Foundation to train the next generation of healthcare students. Ten $2,000 scholarships
will be awarded to students in nursing, medical assisting, phlebotomy, pre-medicine
or other healthcare programs.
Patch, Oct. 5, 2021
Wenatchee Valley College was one of four colleges selected for grant funding to stand up a mental health counseling
pilot program. WVC will receive $250,000 to apply to expand the college’s counseling
staff and extend counseling services through the summer. ... The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is running the program as part of recently passed legislation.
560 KPQ News Radio, Oct. 4, 2021
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Sequoia High School Principal Kelly
Shepherd to Everett Community College's Board of Trustees. Shepherd, of Mukilteo, has worked in Everett Public Schools for
almost 20 years. She's led Sequoia High School for 10 years and previously served
as principal at North Middle School.
Patch, Oct. 5, 2021
... Around 90 colleges and universities received funding to support their humanities
programs and departments: Adjunct faculty at Seattle Central College will work with local tribal representatives to revise history and literature courses
to incorporate Indigenous perspectives ...
The New York Times, Oct. 4, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
It's common knowledge at this point that the more education you have, the more money
you'll make. Studies have shown that, on average, someone with a bachelor's degree
will earn more than someone with an associate degree or a yearlong certificate. But
according to new research released on Thursday, there are also a lot of exceptions.
NPR, Oct. 7, 2021
... Associate degree nursing programs have played an important role in the history
of nurses. The first nursing education programs in the United States were termed nursing
training programs and were run by hospital administrations.
Community College Daily, Oct. 7, 2021
A federal loan forgiveness program known for its ineffectiveness will undergo major
reforms over the next year, the Department of Education announced Wednesday. The overhaul
is intended to fulfill a “largely unmet” promise to wipe away the student debt of
teachers, military service members and others working in the public sector.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 7, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
Community college leaders across the country are striving to optimize the health and
safety of their campuses related to Covid. While much is being done voluntarily or
guided by local and state governments, the federal government is becoming increasingly
involved as well.
Community College Daily, Oct. 6, 2021
Congress is still debating the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package, which includes
a tuition-free community college plan called America’s College Promise (ACP). While
this plan could be a game-changer in federal-state partnerships in higher education,
one estimated to help millions of historically underserved students if all states
participate, some experts and advocates warn ACP might not go far enough.
Diverse Education, Oct. 5, 2021