A new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report
paints a mixed picture of postsecondary CTE in the United States,
praising CTE's flexibility, innovation and inclusion while citing
challenges that result from decentralization, such as uneven quality and
a lack of transparency and coherency that can affect student ability to
make informed choices.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/12/2013 2:08:58 PM
A recent Lumina publication reports a slow but steady increase in U.S.
postsecondary attainment, while emphasizing how far we have to go toward
reaching the foundation's goal of 60 percent of Americans with
postsecondary credentials, including certificates, by 2025.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/11/2013 1:02:00 PM
An analysis of ACT WorkKeys scores,
compared to skills required in high-wage, high-demand and fast-growing
jobs, has found significant gaps between examinee skills and job
requirements, particularly when it comes to locating information.
However, test-taker skills and job needs were better matched on the
middle level-meaning students with a postsecondary certificate or
associate degree, by and large, had the skills needed for jobs that
require a postsecondary certificate or associate degree-than for
education and jobs at higher or lower levels of education and work
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/11/2013 12:10:13 PM
Four-year college may not be the answer
for all students, based on major and career area of interest, according
to the authors of a recent Brookings publication. On average, there are benefits of getting a bachelor's degree that outweigh costs. But, to quote Should Everyone Go To College? authors Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill, "the key phrase here is 'on average'."
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/9/2013 10:08:23 PM
The latest Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Education at a Glance report emphasizes the role of CTE in combatting unemployment globally.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/9/2013 10:02:46 PM
Early College High Schools,
in which students enroll in college courses while completing high
school, benefit students and are particularly successful in helping
students who are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary
education to accumulate college credit, according to the American
Institutes for Research (AIR).
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/9/2013 10:02:10 PM
STEM is portrayed as the arena of the highly educated-bachelor's and
advanced degree holders-but a recent Brookings report shares that half
of STEM jobs are for workers with less than a four-year degree. CTE
educates youth and adults for many of the occupations described in The Hidden STEM Economy.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/28/2013 9:07:40 PM
Education Week and the Editorial Projects in Education Research
Center are sharing the good news about high school graduation and
dropout rates, while warning that we need to do more to get
out-of-school youth back on track.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/27/2013 3:32:00 PM