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  • NASDCTEc Unveils Report on State Standards: Links to Common Career Technical Core

    The 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Business Roundtable Promotes Pathways, Postsecondary and Industry Alignment

    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

  • Return on Investment for Some College, No Degree

    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

  • Troubling U.S. Performance on Survey of Adult Skills

    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 three domains.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/15/2013 9:53:38 AM

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