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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: Technical Skill Attainment

Attaining technical skills is critical to student success in education and the workforce. The following resources include best practice articles, research reports, podcasts, webinars, policy papers and presentations that address strategies CTE programs have used to successfully foster, and assess, student skill achievement.

CTE Clearinghouse: Career Academies and Small Learning Communities

One of the more innovative and popular education reforms in recent years is the career academy. Career academies engage a cohort group of students and staff in a smaller learning community built on rigorous academics and CTE. The following resources include articles, research reports and policy papers as well as online media on career academies.


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