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CTE Clearinghouse: High School Redesign/Reform


CTE is an important part of the high school redesign and reform conversation owing to its integration of academic, technical and employability skills and ability to keep students engaged in education. The following resources, including research, articles and policy papers, look at CTE's role in high school reform.

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  • Articles on ACTE’s High School Reform Position:
    • Move Beyond "Seat-Time" and Narrowly Defined Knowledge and Skills (May 2007) 
    • Create System Incentives and Supports for Connection of CTE and High School Redesign Efforts  (April 2007)
    • Create Incentives for Students to Pursue the Core Curriculum in an Interest-based Context (February 2007)
    • Dramatically Improve How and Where Academic Content Is Taught (January 2007)
    • Create a Positive School Culture That Stresses Personalization in Relationships (Nov/Dec 2006)
    • Establishing a Clear System Goal of Career and College Readiness for All Students (September 2006)
  • Modernizing Career and Technical Education Programs (May 2009)
  • Create System Incentives and Supports for Connection of CTE and High School Redesign Efforts  (April 2007)
  • Extreme School Makeover-Career Academy Edition (January 2007)
  • A Vision of the 21st Century (May 2006)
  • Stating the Case for CTE in Arizona (May 2006)
  • Examining a High School That Works  (May 2006)
  • A Wall-to-Wall Approach (May 2006)


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CTE Clearinghouse: Serving Special Populations

CTE is an effective program for engaging and educating a wide range of students, including students classified as at-risk, students with a disability and incarcerated students and other disadvantaged students. Learn more with the following resources.

CTE Clearinghouse: Business Partnerships and Community Involvement

Through business and community partnerships, CTE programs help students prepare for the workforce and use their expertise to help the local community and those in need. The following resources include articles, policy papers and peer-reviewed research as well as electronic media on how to effectively partner with businesses and community organizations.


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