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  • Hiring is Up for Postsecondary Grads

    A recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that employers will be hiring 9 percent more college graduates this year than last.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/14/2014 12:34:29 PM

  • Updates to the Certification Data Exchange Project

    Several changes to the ACTE-led project on sharing data between industry certifiers and state systems should better facilitate data exchange going forward.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/12/2014 1:47:31 PM

  • States Enact CTE Policies and Legislation

    A new publication from the Education Commission of the States charts recent state CTE activity.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/2/2014 9:24:37 AM

  • College-going Rate Declines Slightly

    Recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data shows that the percentage of high school graduates immediately enrolling in postsecondary education is continuing a downward slide, to 66 percent in October 2013.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/1/2014 10:42:28 AM

  • High School Graduation Rate Reaches a New High

    The U.S. high school graduation rate has risen to 80 percent, according to new data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/30/2014 10:28:04 AM

  • Data Driven: The Value of Non-degree Credentials

    U.S. Census Bureau researchers have found that alternative credentials are often associated with higher earnings, particularly professional certifications and licenses.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/24/2014 6:23:00 PM

  • Superintendents Want Deeper Business-education Engagement

    Businesses are engaging with school districts, according to most superintendents in a survey from Harvard Business School and The Boston Consulting Group, but only 12 percent perceived engagement occurring on a deep level.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/23/2014 5:09:26 PM

  • Postsecondary Attainment Rises

    Attainment of an associate or bachelor’s degree grew by 0.7 percent in 2012 for Americans aged 25 to 64, according to the Lumina Foundation, the largest year-to-year increase since Lumina began tracking.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/23/2014 2:04:51 PM

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