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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: Career and Technical Student Organizations

Career and Technical Student Organizations are co-curricular opportunities for students to further develop their technical, academic and employability skills. Through service learning projects and contests on local, state and national levels, students develop confidence, learn and practice leadership, and perfect their technical and academic skills.

CTE Clearinghouse

This clearinghouse is designed to provide detailed information on topics of key interest to career and technical educators and administrators. Click on a topic below to access best practice articles, research reports, podcasts, webinars, policy papers and presentations from ACTE, the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, and other organizations and individuals. These resources can be used to improve practice and inform further research and development in these areas. ACTE does not endorse any specific resource or method referenced in the clearinghouse, but has worked to pull together as much diverse information as possible to help stakeholders improve CTE programs around the country!


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