EXCERPT: A Whole School Approach to Access & Equity

Career pathway programs that blend quality career and technical education (CTE) and college preparatory academics offer a way to increase readiness, postsecondary attainment, career advancement and economic stability for youth of all genders, races, socioeconomic backgrounds and ability levels. Int...

iTeachU: Building Upon National and State CTE Teacher Recruitment Efforts

For more than two decades we have heard alarms, warning of the shortage of secondary teachers in content areas such as agriculture education and family and consumer sciences... In response, national initiatives emerged to address the need to recruit teachers into these career and technical education...
ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2018 will be a celebration in San Antonio

A Celebration in San Antonio: ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2018

San Antonio, Texas, is a city with something to celebrate. It also happens to be the host city for ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2018, held Nov. 28–Dec. 1 at the Henry B. González Convention Center. VISION is the preeminent annual event for career and technical educators, where educators, industry r...

Creating Innovative Partnerships

Growing a supportive community around my programs has been essential to ensuring their success. Here are some examples of connections I’ve made in and outside my school that have improved opportunities for my students: Local Businesses: Growing partnerships with local businesses is hard work, but...

Innovating in a Computer Sciences Classroom

I teach computer technology and CompTIA A+ certification at Thomas A. Edison CTE High School in the New York City public school system. Here are some of the strategies I’ve used to make my program successful: Hands-On Performance Exams: I use official and approved online course data to give my s...

Challenging the Status Quo: Innovation in CTE

In my many years as a teacher of technology in the New York City public high school system, I’ve found that my drive to not follow the status quo—whether it’s integrating something new into my classes each school year or finding fresh ways to advocate for my program—has been a constant under...

Thinking Outside the Box: A Confectionery Tale

The Kokomo Area Career Center (KACC), which is operated by the Kokomo School Corporation in Kokomo, Indiana, never stops looking outside of the box for meaningful learning experiences for its students from nine different high schools.  I have been teaching Culinary Arts and Baking Pastry at th...

IES Now Funding Innovative CTE Research Projects

CTE is enjoying renewed attention in education policy and practice, however, the body of CTE research to guide decision-making is relatively small. This has become more noticeable under the requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), as districts and states are using CTE in their educatio...