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  • Research Findings Support Programs of Study

    NRCCTE researchers at FHI 360 recently completed a longitudinal study on Programs of Study (POS)-type initiatives developed prior to the 2006 Perkins IV legislation, and their findings support the link between POS and positive student outcomes.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:14:59 PM

  • Determining High-quality Career Pathways

    Career pathways are a key aspect of the college and career readiness conversation, and a number of stakeholders and organizations are taking part in the dialogue. One such organization is the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and its Alliance for Quality Career Pathways, a two-year initiative to identify criteria and measurement for high-quality career pathway systems. A recent publication sets out the Alliance's definition of career pathways and its plan to develop a framework for evaluating career pathways.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:14:26 PM

  • Alternatively Certified Teachers Effective, But Need Feedback

    With debate ongoing as to the effectiveness of CTE teachers who come to teaching from practicing their area of expertise in business and industry, also known as alternative certification, a study on the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) induction model for alternatively certified teachers recently released by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) intends to shed light on the issue.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:12:56 PM

  • 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

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