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  • 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

  • The Skills Gap Puzzle

    A new report from CareerBuilder highlights the complex, confusing and multifaceted nature of the skills gap.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/17/2014 9:21:27 AM

  • Postsecondary Research Round-up: Transfer, ROI, Online Learning

    Recent publications analyze the return on investment for community college students, investigate the secrets to successful transfer and explore trends in online postsecondary enrollment.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/16/2014 2:37:47 PM

  • Standing Up for CTE

    Review of Updating Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century, a publication from the National Education Policy Center, asserts the value of CTE in preparing students to be college and career ready.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/14/2014 3:47:41 PM

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