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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tacoma schools superintendent Santorno on Friday’s Northwest Now on KBTC

In 2010, USA Today called the Tacoma School District a "Dropout Factory," with a disappointing 55 percent graduation rate. It was then that the district forged a clear goal: by the class of 2020, the...

Deaf artist and Seattle native Ann Silver featured at Disability Awareness Day

Bates Technical College will feature internationally-known deaf artist Ann Silver at the annual Disability Awareness Day on Thursday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The free and open-to-the-public event will be held at the college’s...

Diversity Academy: June book club discussion features Beatty’s The Sellout

Attention students and employees! Please join the Diversity Academy and the Library for our June book discussions, featuring Paul Beatty’s The Sellout.    Tuesday, June 20, 11:30am-12:30pm, Central/Mohler Library (B207) Thursday, June 22, 11:30am-12:30pm, South Campus...

Documentary ‘Killing Us Softly 4’ airs as part of Diversity Academy

Diversity Academy organizers will offer a viewing of the documentary 'Killing Us Softly 4' across the three campuses in next week. The video is the newest edition of Jean Kilbourne's influential and award-winning Killing...

Superintendent Chris Reykdal talks with Northwest Now host Tom Layson

Randy Dorn was head of our state's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) from 2009 to 2017, now Chris Reykdal has taken over the office since his election last November. In this edition of...

Friday’s Northwest Now focuses on Project Comet and space

On this Friday's episode of Northwest Now, you'll travel with host Tom Layson to Everett to learn more about a team of volunteers painstakingly restoring a de Havilland Comet from the 1950s. Project Comet...

Season premiere of KBTC’s Northwest Now features superintendent Chris Reykdal

As trees start to change color and summer heat turns to cooler temperatures, people in the Pacific Northwest can also see other telltale sign of fall as students all over Western Washington get ready...

Bates Technical College ranks in top 25 “trade schools” nationwide

Forbes focuses their rankings on technical education TACOMA, Wash. –Bates Technical College recently received national attention when the college was included in a Forbes ranking of the nation’s top 25 technical education institutes and schools. In...

KBTC’s Northwest Now focuses on how race plays a role in homelessness

As if the skyrocketing numbers of those who are homeless in our country aren't alarming enough--there's strong evidence that extreme poverty does discriminate, especially against African Americans. On Friday's edition of Northwest Now, we take a closer...

High School 21+ graduate and administrative medical assistant student writes prescription for victory

After she dropped out of her Tacoma high school during senior year, April Green went to work as an office assistant. She left school because of a change in her family situation, but it...