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  • 600,000 Students Pursuing Dual-credit CTE

    A recent study from the National Center for Education Statistics found that over 600,000 students are enrolled in a dual-enrollment class with a CTE focus.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:03:29 PM

  • Aspen Institute Awards Community College Excellence

    Yesterday, Santa Barbara City College in California and Walla Walla Community College in Washington were recognized as co-winners of the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. According to Josh Wyner, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute's College Excellence Program, both schools excel at preparing students for jobs and for transfer to four-year colleges.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:03:07 PM

  • Grants Spur Workforce-Education Data Linkages

    Last week the U.S. Department of Labor announced approximately $6 million in grants for the third round of the Workforce Data Quality Initiative. These funds will enable up to six additional states to build or expand longitudinal databases that connect education and workforce data.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:02:28 PM

  • Data-driven Decision-making for CTE Educators

    Recently, an article in the Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development reported on the development of a research-based intervention for professional development in CTE using data-driven methods.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:01:47 PM

  • Research on Effective Work-based Learning

    In a recent article in CenterPoint, the National Research Center for CTE reviewed a new publication that examines work-based learning (WBL) as an important component of secondary CTE programs.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:58:58 PM

  • STEM Career Interest on the Rise

    “Since the graduating class of 2004, overall interest in STEM majors and careers among high school seniors has increased by over 20 percent,” says a new report on STEM education from STEMconnector and My College Options.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:09:41 PM

  • House of Representatives Holds First Education and Workforce Hearing of New Congress

    The House Committee on Education and the Workforce held the biennial first hearing of the new Congress yesterday. Titled “Challenges and Opportunities Facing America’s Schools and Workplaces,” the hearing was a general overview of the status of education and the workforce today, and where the committee should be focusing its efforts going forward. Members of the committee also used the time to stake out their positions for this legislative session.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:09:05 PM

  • Low Dropout Rates for Massachusetts CTE

    A new paper examines the low dropout rates in Massachusetts vocational technical schools and uses case studies to illustrate effective strategies for encouraging student attendance, engagement and completion.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:04:17 PM

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