National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education
Consortium (NASDCTEc) released a report titled “The State of Career and
Technical Education: An Analysis of State CTE Standards.” The report provides
an analysis and comparison of state standards related to the Common Career
Technical Core (CCTC).
Posted by Alisha Hyslop at 7/18/2014 4:52:47 PM
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
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
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
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
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/25/2013 10:59:40 AM
Through member CEO feedback and interviews with education and workforce
development experts, the Business Roundtable (BRT) has identified five priorities for
developing a highly skilled workforce that focus on pathways and
alignment to help students move through education and into the workforce
with valued credentials.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/21/2013 3:48:54 PM
A recent release from
The Hamilton Project analyzes the lifetime earnings of those who
complete some college but not a two- or four-year degree. Researchers
Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney find that these individuals' lifetime
earnings are about $100,000 more than the earnings of those who
finished their education with a high school diploma.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/21/2013 3:48:42 PM
The OECD has conducted its first Survey of Adult Skills,
analyzing the skills of more than 150,000 adults across the world in
literacy and numeracy as well as problem solving in technology-rich
environments. The United States was ranked below average in each of the
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/15/2013 9:53:38 AM