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  • 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

  • South Carolina Takes On Programs of Study

    Findings from a long-term review of the South Carolina Personal Pathways to Success initiative, authorized under the state's 2005 Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA), show several positive impacts of the policy on career development and Programs of Study (POS) development.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/30/2013 3:21:15 PM

  • Building Workforce Resilience Through Skills Development

    The U.S. workforce is in need of economic security and increased resilience, according to a report from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices. The Cornerstones of Economic Security for Resilient Workers: A Policy Framework for Shared Action charts the trends in the global economy that are undermining the economic security of workers, including rising demand for advanced skills and the prevalence of lower paid, lower wage and temporary work.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/4/2013 9:06:23 PM

  • CTE Relevant, Effective and Rigorous, ACTE-NRCCUA Survey Finds

    ACTE is proud to announce results from its annual, nationwide survey of CTE students and educators, conducted in partnership with the National Research Center for College and University Admissions™ (NRCCUA®). Findings presented in CTE Works! 2013 Results from a National Survey demonstrate the effectiveness and relevancy of CTE for students, as well as CTE educators' dedication to integrating and aligning CTE with academics and with business and industry needs, despite stagnant funding.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:21:14 PM

  • Interim National Assessment of CTE Released

    The U.S. Department of Education Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development recently released the interim National Assessment of Career and Technical Education (NACTE). The report focuses on participation, outcomes and international comparisons of secondary CTE.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:19:21 PM

  • Congress Focuses on Postsecondary Education Data

    In recent weeks, there has been renewed attention on data related to students postsecondary and career success. There is a growing realization among policymakers that current postsecondary data systems, which nationally only collect information on first-time, full-time students, leave a large number of unanswered questions.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:18:31 PM

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