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ACTE Holds School Visit for Hill Staff

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May 30, 2014

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ACTE Holds School Visit for Hill Staff

In conjunction with the Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus, ACTE held a school visit on May 29 for Senate education staff at Edison Academy, a CTE school in the DC area.

The visit offered staff an opportunity to hear from the school’s teachers and district administrators about how they are implementing high-quality, rigorous CTE programs and the important role the federal Perkins Act plays in supporting their efforts. Senate staff were also able to tour several high-quality CTE programs in the school, including:

  • IT/Network Administration
  • Auto Technician and Collision
  • Hospitality and Tourism/Culinary Arts
  • Electrical Construction and Engineering
  • HVACR
  • Landscape Architecture and Turf Management
  • Animal Science

In addition to students and school and district officials, the Senate staff was also able to hear from a representative of both the school’s business partners and postsecondary institution partners.

These types of school visits for congressional staff are critical in breaking down the misperceptions of CTE programs and building support on Capitol Hill. Often times, staff members have never seen a CTE program in action and a visit can transform their mindset.

If you are interested in hosting a visit at your program, check out ACTE’s advocacy toolkit for tips and help or send me an email at bdesetti@acteonline.org.
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