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  • Few States Have Defined Career Readiness

    How are states defining career readiness? According to a new report from the Center on Education Policy, based on a survey of CTE leaders in 46 states (including the District of Columbia), not many are defining it at all.  Only 14 states have a statewide definition of career readiness, and in only 3 of these states is the definition distinct from the definition of college readiness.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/7/2013 1:58:30 PM

  • Caterpillar Exec Advocates for CTE at U.S. Chamber Event

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation held a conference titled "Connecting the Dots: Education, Policy, Workforce." Kimberly Hauer, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Caterpillar provided compelling remarks supporting CTE and other issues.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/19/2013 4:52:31 PM

  • Public Perceives a Lack of Workforce Preparedness in U.S. Schools

    In two recent U.S. public opinion polls, less than half of respondents reported that students are being well prepared for the workforce.  This lack of confidence in students' career readiness points to a need for more high-quality CTE, which excels at preparing youth and adults for college and career through its integrated approach to technical, academic and employability skills.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:27:07 PM

  • Common Core History Clearly Documented

    As the deadline for Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation approaches, more questions are being asked about the development and requirements of the Standards. The Alliance for Excellent Education (AEE) has produced a publication that may be the best documentation of the CCSS movement and what the standards do.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/29/2013 2:52:08 PM

  • ACT Report: Mismatch Between Student Interests and Job Projections

    2013 ACT-tested graduates continue to struggle to meet ACT's benchmarks for readiness, while expressing little interest in STEM and fast-growing career fields. These findings were highlighted in ACT's most recent publication on The Condition of College and Career Readiness.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/27/2013 2:10:58 PM

  • Pennsylvania ESEA Waiver Includes CTE

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education approved Pennsylvania’s application to waive key requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind. Pennsylvania’s waiver was the 41st approved since the department began issuing waiver in 2011.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/23/2013 4:34:40 PM

  • New NGA Chair Mary Fallin Proposes Education Initiative

    On August 4, 2013, the National Governor’s Association (NGA) appointed Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin as its new Chair. After the announcement, Gov. Fallin introduced her 2013-14 NGA Chair’s Initiative called America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/7/2013 4:47:37 PM

  • McKinsey Advocates for More Training Programs and STEM Graduates

    On Wednesday the Committee for Economic Development put on an event discussing the recent McKinsey Global Institute’s report, Game Changers: Five Opportunities for US Growth and Renewal. These game changers are proposed to jump start the economy and substantially contribute to gross domestic product (GDP)

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/22/2013 10:42:03 AM

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