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  • Many Parents Want CTE in Schools, Study Finds

    Results from a Fordham Institute online survey of 2,000 American parents found that respondents largely want the same things for their children from education: a strong core curriculum in reading and math; an emphasis on STEM education; and the instilment of strong study habits, critical thinking skills and communication skills. In addition, out of a battery of potential school characteristics deemed critical by parents, "hands-on/project-based learning" and "vocational classes or job-related programs" were ranked more critical than average.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/30/2013 1:29:41 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

  • CTE: Growing the Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

    ACTE has launched the first in our new Sector Sheet series, CTE: The Key to Economic Development in Advanced Manufacturing, which explores advanced manufacturing career opportunities and describes CTE's role in growing the qualified workforce for advanced manufacturing.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/20/2013 10:41:19 AM

  • Transfer Student Success Rates

    A new analysis from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center finds that more than 60 percent of students who transferred from two-year to four-year institutions in the 2005-2006 school year had obtained bachelor's degrees, while an additional 8 percent were still working on their degrees, within six years.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/16/2013 10:36:25 AM

  • Data Driven: CTE-Academic Integration Is Key to Success

    This summer, we're reviving our "Data Driven" blog series on how you can use CTE data and research to make legislators, industry leaders and the public sit up and take notice! The numbers in this blog series are advocacy tools you can use.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 8/27/2013 10:32:46 AM

  • Georgetown Report Examines Race in Higher Ed

    Racial stratification in higher education is explored in a recent Georgetown University report, which examines enrollments by race and ethnicity at U.S. postsecondary institutions. The publication brings attention to important issues of access and equality, while also prompting questions about the value and purpose of different postsecondary institutions.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/15/2013 2:25:35 PM

  • Powering Veterans' Careers: Troops to Energy Jobs Initiative

    After two years of learning what does and doesn't work, the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is sharing lessons from its Troops to Energy Jobs Initiative through an online toolkit.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/8/2013 1:33:39 PM

  • WorkAdvance Merges Sector Training and Postemployment Support

    An evaluation of the early years of WorkAdvance, a skills-building model developed by the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity and MDRC, demonstrates the promise of this new model.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/5/2013 4:15:15 PM

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