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What We’re Reading: CTE News Around the Blogosphere May 6, 2013


May 5, 2013


 What We’re Reading: CTE News Around the Blogosphere May 6, 2013

 By: Ashley

This week in the blogosphere, Education Votes raises the issue of the devastating effects sequestration will have on community colleges at a time when more support, not less, is needed for these institutions. Bloomberg BusinessWeek takes an in-depth look at what we might learn from the German education system for vocational training and possible applications to the U.S. model. The Alton Telegraph reviews how CTE programs have changed at Jerseyville Community High School  to adapt to the in-demand jobs in Illinois and beyond. JCHS was a stop during a week-long media outreach tour that ACTE held jointly with Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education (IACTE). Lastly, Education Week brings us a look at the close partnership between N.Y.C. schools and IBM to improve student’s tech literacy skills.

Educators Say Community Colleges Need Support, Not Cuts— Education Votes

What Germany Can Teach the U.S. About Vocational Education— Bloomberg BusinessWeek

JCHS Adapting Vocational Offerings— The Telegraph

N.Y.C.-IBM Partnership Focuses on Students' Tech. Skills— Education Week

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