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  • CTE Funding Spotlight: Verizon Innovative App Challenge

    In today’s funding spotlight we bring you the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, sponsored by the Verizon Foundation in partnership with the Technology Student Association (TSA), Samsung and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. The app challenge is a nationwide competition where teams of five to seven students work with a faculty advisor to develop an original concept for a mobile app that incorporates sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles and content to address a real need in their school or community. 

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/1/2013 5:37:23 PM

  • ACTE and Bipartisan Group in Congress Weigh in on School Nutrition Regulations

    The co-chairs of the Congressional CTE Caucus, Reps. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), recently sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding proposed federal regulations that will require all foods sold in schools to meet strict new nutritional standards. Though intended by Congress to target snack foods sold in vending machines, a la carte lines and school stores, these regulations could have a harmful effect on students in CTE culinary programs that operate student-run cafés, bakeries and catering businesses.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/31/2013 3:38:16 PM

  • Senate Manufacturing Initiative Includes CTE

    Yesterday, Senator Chris Coons (D-CT) announced the Senate Democrat’s new “Manufacturing Jobs for America” initiative. Hoping to break through the partisan gridlock in Congress to create a “manufacturing revival,” the initiative is a collaboration of more than a dozen Senators and consists of 40 bills, includes several that would provide support for additional career and technical education in manufacturing and other STEM fields.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/31/2013 3:36:03 PM

  • 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

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