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  • Data Driven: No Bachelor's Degree Needed for Many STEM Jobs

    This entry in our blog series on data and research as tools for CTE advocacy addresses the availability of STEM jobs for those with less than a four-year degree.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/30/2013 3:44:19 PM

  • New Report on CTE Teacher Certification, Evaluation & Professional Development

    In mid-October, the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at the American Institutes for Research released a special Issues Brief titled, "21st Century Educators: Developing and Supporting Great Career and Technical Education Teachers." The brief contains an overview of activities around the country related to CTE teacher certification, performance evaluation, and professional development, and suggests that a more integrated human capital management system is critical to CTE teacher effectiveness.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 10/30/2013 9:33:16 AM

  • President Obama Visits CTE School

    President Barack Obama visited Brooklyn’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech) last Friday to tour the school and deliver remarks on the “Next Generation of Middle Class American Workers and Entrepreneurs." His remarks included priorities for preparing all students to be college and career ready, including career education.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/28/2013 3:14:43 PM

  • Secretary Duncan Visits CTE Lab

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan toured the new nanotechnology lab at Wheeling High School in Wheeling, IL, before sitting down for a panel on STEM education with Wheeling students and teachers.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/28/2013 3:14:43 PM

  • STEM in Demand: Two- and Four-year Degrees Needed

    The STEM shortage is real and profound, according to recent findings published by Bayer, and is particularly relevant for occupations requiring two- and four-year degrees.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/25/2013 10:59:17 AM

  • Education Pays

    The financial benefits of postsecondary education are trumpeted in a recent report from the College Board. In 2011, a person with a bachelor's degree, working full-time, had median earnings of $56,500, about $21,000 more than a high school graduate. This gap is slightly narrower than in 2008, but still substantial.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/25/2013 10:59:40 AM

  • New Advocate of the Year Award Recognizes ACTE Members

    ACTE has launched a new award! The Baird-English Advocate of the Year award will be presented annually to recognize those ACTE members who have worked to enhance CTE in federal policy over the past year through their advocacy efforts.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/23/2013 2:30:42 PM

  • Policymaker of the Year Nominations Open

    The nomination process for Policymaker of the Year is now open. The award is presented annually to national policymakers who have made the most significant impact on national policy related to CTE either during the past year or over an extended career of public service.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 10/23/2013 11:43:34 AM

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