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  • Deadline Extended for States to Apply for Certification Data Exchange Project

    We've extended the deadline to May 24, 2013 for states to apply to the second round of the Certification Data Exchange Project. This activity, supported by ACTE in cooperation with a number of national and state partners, is geared toward expanding and improving data exchange between industry certification organizations and state longitudinal data systems.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/14/2013 12:53:59 PM

  • CTE Students Better Prepared for Teen Employment

    Recently the Commonwealth Corporation and the Drexel University Center for Labor Markets and Policy joined forces to try and understand the decline in teen employment in Signaling Success: Boosting Teen Employment Prospects. They found that part of the reason for this decline can be attributed to teens' poor interviewing skills and workplace behaviors--with the exception of CTE students.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/13/2013 12:42:43 PM

  • CTE Helps Nation Near 90 Percent Graduation Rate

    The latest annual Building a Grad Nation report finds that, for the first time, the United States is on track to a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the class of 2020.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/13/2013 12:42:43 PM

  • College and Work Ready Report Addresses Literacy and Math Skills Needs

    An event hosted by the National Center for Education and the Economy focused on the release of the organization's new report, "What Does It Really Mean to Be College and Work Ready? The Mathematics and English Literacy Required of First Year Community College Students." A series of six panels discussed the key findings of the report and implications for the education system.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/13/2013 12:42:43 PM

  • CTE Credential Holders Out-earn Their Peers

    Last fall I reported to you on associate degree holders in CTE fields out-earning bachelor's degree recipients in Virginia. I've recently learned that Tennessee and Texas have also studied the relative benefits of various credentials and career fields for their postsecondary students, with similar findings.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/6/2013 1:28:33 PM

  • CTE Primer Describes The Field, Outlines Challenges

    How Career and Technical Education Can Help Students Be College and Career Ready: A Primer describes CTE as an integral strategy for college and career readiness while also addressing the challenges faced by the field.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/3/2013 12:10:35 PM

  • Employers Value Skills More Than Major

    Two recent studies demonstrate that employers value critical thinking, problem solving, and applied knowledge and skills more than undergraduate major.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/1/2013 10:25:26 AM

  • Community Colleges Help Close Jobs Gap

    The American Association of Community Colleges released a report earlier this year on the contribution that community colleges can play in closing the "jobs gap" that was created by the recession.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/29/2013 1:26:21 PM

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