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  • ACTE Partnership With EDC Leads to New White Paper

    On March 5, the Education Development Center, Inc, released a new white paper, Opportunities and Challenges in Secondary Career and Technical Education. The paper, first presented at our National Policy Seminar, is based on a survey of local CTE stakeholders and follow-up interviews with state leaders.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/7/2014 11:29:06 PM

  • NYC CTE Students Graduate at Higher Rates

    Students attending CTE-focused high schools in New York City are more likely to graduate than their peers, according to a publication from the Community Service Society of New York.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/7/2014 2:18:46 PM

  • New CTSO Advocacy Resources

    As we celebrate the final week of CTE Month across the nation, we are pleased to announce the rollout of an exciting new website.  This site was created in cooperation with all the national Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) through the National Coordinating Council for Career and Technical Student Organizations (NCC-CTSO) and our affiliate organizations: The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) and, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/28/2014 1:08:17 PM

  • CTE Updates to the School Codes for the Exchange of Data

    In January 2013, ACTE and its partners on the CTE Courses: Creating Commonality with SCED project submitted recommendations to update CTE courses within the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED).

    Posted by Alisha Hyslop at 4/18/2014 1:14:14 PM

  • Business Leaders and College Grads Agree: More Workforce Prep is Needed

    Two new Gallup-Lumina polls, one of the general U.S. public and one of American business leaders, indicate that postsecondary education could be doing better at preparing students for the workforce.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/26/2014 2:25:11 PM

  • Community Colleges Benefit Students and the Economy

    The U.S. economy gained more than $800 billion in added income in 2012 from community college alumni employed in the U.S. workforce, according to a recent publication from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Student return on investment was $4.80 and taxpayer return on investment was $6.80 for every dollar spent on community college education.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/25/2014 4:22:03 PM

  • Associate Degrees, $10,000 Bachelor's Degrees Pay Off in High-demand Fields

    According to a new report from College Measures, graduates with bachelor's degrees awarded in high-paying, high-demand CTE fields from Florida two-year colleges, sometimes referred to as $10,000 bachelor's degrees, have higher median first-year earnings in comparison to graduates from the state's four-year universities--about $8,000 higher.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/11/2014 4:31:35 PM

  • Getting the Long-term Unemployed Back to Work

    A recent white paper from the White House examines the problem of the long-term unemployed and the Administration's take on how to get these workers back into the pipeline.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/10/2014 11:25:37 AM

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