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Washington State to Create a Student Success Center with New $500,000 Grant

January 21, 2016

Jobs for the Future (JFF) is pleased to announce the launch of five new Student Success Centers, supported by a $2.5 million investment from The Kresge Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The investment will help more low-income students, students of color, and first-generation students earn college credentials by expanding a thriving national network of Student Success Centers that JFF directs. These centers provide the vision, support, and a shared venue for a state’s community colleges as they work in partnership on a collective student success agenda. >>

Early childhood education students more likely to earn college certificates with new classes, financial aid program

December 08, 2015

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) released this month findings from an October study showing early childhood education students receiving financial aid are more likely to earn a college certificate in the field. Students received financial assistance provided through the Department of Early Learning’s (DEL) federal Race-to-the-Top Early Learning Challenge grant. SBCTC managed the program that made funds available through 22 participating community and technical colleges. >>

New website simplifies user-experience with open educational resources

December 11, 2014

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) today announced its launch of OPEN Attribution Builder. The application helps Open Educational Resources (OER) users properly cite their sources, making the OER more user-friendly. The goal behind OER is to make high quality materials easily available to students and instructors at a much lower cost than that of published textbooks and other classroom materials. >>

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