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  • CTE: A Method for Dropout Prevention and Recovery

    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

  • CTE Plays a Part in Economic Recovery Projections

    A slow but steady economic recovery is in the cards, projects the authors of a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, with 30 percent of job openings by 2020 requiring some college or an associate degree and fast growth in the STEM, health care and community services occupations.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/26/2013 9:44:05 PM

  • Immigration Bill Has Implications for CTE

    Throughout the spring, Congress has been involved in numerous discussions about a comprehensive immigration bill. The Senate is current debating its bill, S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. While the majority of this bill has no direct impact on CTE, there are a few elements with key implications.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/26/2013 9:45:50 PM

  • 2013 College Grads Lack Writing, Applied Skills

    Many organizations surveyed recently by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reported they had yet to hire a 2013 college graduate, and 20 percent said it was because 2013 graduates were underqualified for job openings. Fifty percent of respondents believed that college graduates lack professionalism or work ethic, and about 30 percent believed graduates lack leadership, initiative and critical thinking/problem-solving skills.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/20/2013 10:33:02 AM

  • 21st-century Skills Lead to Better Jobs

    Young adults who characterize themselves as developing 21st century skills often during their last year of education are more than twice as likely to say that they have a high-quality job in which they are successful and valued, according to a Gallup poll.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/13/2013 4:32:53 PM

  • Community College Reform Strategies

    Much recent debate has focused on community college improvement as part of the nation's push toward increasing postsecondary credentials. Community college advocates are taking different approaches to reform, some from the level of federal and state policy and funding, some from the perspective of on-the-ground school reforms.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/13/2013 1:03:33 PM

  • The Price of Non-completion

    High-quality CTE programs combat non-completion issues through career exploration, career pathways, dual enrollment and articulation, and stackable credentials. These tools equip students to know what they want in a career and to pursue education at varying levels that meet their needs. CTE can also help students who need to work through college earn a higher wage, helping them stay in school and complete their education.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/14/2013 3:31:20 PM

  • State Policies Encourage CTE and Career Readiness

    In order to ensure that students graduating from high school are college and career ready, states are placing a higher priority on CTE, according to a report released earlier this year by the Education Commission of the States.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/4/2013 9:09:37 PM

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