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  • Newsweek Article Review: ''Is College a Lousy Investment?''

    The cover story for Newsweek this week, “Is College a Lousy Investment?”, dives into the question of whether or not the return on investment for a four-year college degree still merits making the investment. The article details some of the causes of the rapid rise in college costs and with it, the increase in student loans taken out by students at public, private and for-profit colleges.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:30:37 PM

  • New Common Core Teacher Materials Available

    Since a lot of career and technical educators were out of school over the summer, it is worth repeating that ACTE and America’s Promise held a Webinar in June featuring the work of the Missouri Center for Career Education (MCCE). The Webinar and slides from the presentation can be viewed on the ACTE Common Core Web page. New materials were added to the MCCE website this month.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:27:41 PM

  • CTE Accountability to Look Forward to Thanks to ESEA Waivers

    In our final highlight of approved state waivers from provisions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), I will be looking at two states that currently do not integrate CTE into their accountability system, but that have suggested in their applications that they may in the future.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:04:25 PM

  • ESEA Waivers Leading to Industry Certifications

    Yesterday we discussed a few state applications for ESEA flexibility that introduced CTE measures into their broader school accountability systems. Today I’d like to introduce states that specifically require districts to report student participation and progress on industry certifications.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:44:46 PM

  • ESEA Waivers Making Career-ready Progress in Some States

    Recently, the Department of Education approved its 33rd state waiver application for release from key provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. While a majority of those applications were lacking in specific details on CTE accountability, we did find quite a few that made great progress in including “career readiness” in their college- and career-ready goals.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:42:52 PM

  • CTE Developments You May Have Missed This Summer

    As CTE stakeholders, you know that summer is not really a break for the educator, and we know that most of you haven’t had the time to keep up with the goings-on of Congress. So, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of a few important events from this summer that will affect your classroom.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:41:41 PM

  • Fact Sheets Help You Make the Case for CTE

    The next time you need to illustrate the value of CTE to a policymaker, industry leader, colleague or parent, consider using an ACTE fact sheet to help you make your case!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:39:37 PM

  • PARCC Briefing Highlights College-ready Determinations Policy

    PARCC, one of the two consortia developing assessments linked to the Common Core State Standards, held a briefing on July 30 to update national organizations on their progress. The briefing included detail about a draft College-Ready Determinations (CRDs) Policy which is open for public comment until September 21.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:38:46 PM

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